Jul 31 2018 1:58 pm
China: 30 people detained at pro-union factory protest must be released
‘Instead of trying to silence the protesters, the authorities should address the underlying allegations of abusive working conditions’ - Patrick Poon Amnesty International today condemned the arrest o...
Jul 30 2018 5:27 pm
Glastonbury 'One Love' reggae festival will support Amnesty's human rights work
Performers at the 31 August-2 September event include Mighty Diamonds, Mad Professor, Jerry Dammers and Don Letts ‘Reggae has a long history of supporting human rights issues’ - Kerry Moscogiuri Amnes...
Jul 30 2018 11:00 am
Manus Island: Inquest finds death of asylum seeker 'completely preventable'
“Australian government must end this inhumane system for good” - Kate Schuetze A Queensland Coroner has today ruled that the tragic death of Iranian asylum seeker Hamid Khazaei from an infection acqui...
Jul 29 2018 7:45 am
Israel: Ahed Tamimi's release welcomed but other Palestinian children languish in jail
Ahed’s father expresses fears for son, still detained in Israeli military prison ‘This is a day of relief, which we hope will blossom into happiness once this brutal military occupation is out of our...
Jul 26 2018 9:44 pm
US: Trump administration 'brazenly violates human rights' of separated families
Today (26 July) marks the court-ordered deadline for the Trump administration to reunite more than 2,500 children forcibly separated from their parents despite seeking protection. The US has until 11p...
Jul 26 2018 6:12 pm
Syria: spate of death confirmations means 'fresh pain' for families of disappeared
Remains must be returned to families and full information over circumstances disclosed, after 161 deaths confirmed At least 82,000 people have been forcibly disappeared by Syrian government since 2011...
Jul 26 2018 5:01 pm
Italy: 'Cruel and callous' Roma eviction defies European Court ruling
Italian authorities have today evicted dozens of families from a long-standing Roma camp in Rome, despite a recent stop order from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Catrinel Motoc, Amnesty In...
Jul 26 2018 5:56 am
Japan: 'unprecedented execution spree' continues as six more Aum cult members hanged
Japan’s recent spate of executions will not make the country safer, said Amnesty International, in reaction to the executions of a further six members of the religious cult Aum Shinrikyo (Aum) this mo...
Jul 24 2018 5:16 pm
Ian Paisley suspension: Real victims of scandal are thousands denied justice for Sri Lankan war crimes
‘Mr Paisley’s intervention – which the House of Commons has found to be a breach of the rules on paid advocacy - was a moral disgrace, serving the interests of an abusive regime, not its victims’ – Pa...
Jul 24 2018 4:54 pm
UK: Shaw review reveals "worrying" increase in long-term immigration detention
The number of people held for over six months in immigration detention centres in the UK has increased, according to the second Shaw review into the welfare of detainees published today. In response,...