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Jun 18 2018 6:52 pm
USA: immigration policy of separating children from parents is 'spectacularly cruel'

‘The US government is playing a sick game with these families’ lives’ - Erika Guevara-Rosas The practice of separating child migrants from their parents and holding them in cages as a result of US...

Jun 18 2018 2:16 pm
Leaked briefing shows UK Government's ‘total disregard’ for women in Northern Ireland

Leaked Northern Ireland Office briefing document for Northern Ireland Secretary is ‘deeply concerning’ on issue of abortion. It is deeply concerning that the UK Government is continuing to deny its...

Jun 18 2018 1:00 am
Israel: forced deportations of African asylum-seekers is illegal - new report

Detained Eritreans and Sudanese asylum-seekers being pressured into going to Rwanda and Uganda where conditions are precarious ‘If you don’t leave for Rwanda, you will leave Israel in a coffin’ -...

Jun 15 2018 12:36 pm
Palestine: Amnesty staff member detained and tortured by West Bank security forces

Responding to the arbitrary detention and beating during arrest of scores of demonstrators and bystanders, including Amnesty International staff member Laith Abu Zeyad, by Palestinian security forces...

Jun 15 2018 10:17 am
Australia: Another tragic death in Nauru's offshore detention centre

‘Australia’s reckless and cruel refugee policies continue to endanger lives and must end immediately’ - Kate Schuetze Responding to the tragic news that a 26-year-old Iranian man reportedly died on...

Jun 14 2018 6:27 pm
Russia: arrest of campaigner Peter Tatchell for gay rights protest is 'outrageous'

‘The response to Peter Tatchell’s protest is straight out of the Russian authorities’ playbook … immediate arrest by the police’ - Kate Allen Responding to news that the prominent British human rights...

Jun 14 2018 4:48 pm
Japan: Investigate Kirin over payment to Myanmar military amid ethnic cleansing

Japanese authorities must urgently launch an investigation into payments that a subsidiary of the multinational brewing giant Kirin made to Myanmar’s military and authorities at the height of an...

Jun 14 2018 2:39 pm
Argentina: Abortion decriminalisation vote a 'historic step' for women's rights

“New legislation could end a vicious circle where people have no option but to risk their lives, their health, and their freedom if they are sent to prison” - Mariela Belski Today’s bill to...

Jun 14 2018 2:08 pm
Pakistan: Alarming crackdown on press freedom ahead of elections

The Pakistani authorities must end the current crackdown on human rights activists, journalists and other members of civil society in the lead up to next month’s general elections, Amnesty...

Jun 14 2018 1:20 pm
Yemen: prominent human rights activist arrested

‘Abdulrasheed al-Faqih’s courage and dedication have made him the target of repeated harassment’ - Samah Hadid Responding to reports that Abdulrasheed al-Faqih, the Executive Director of Mwatana...