Aug 31 2018 3:15 pm
Taiwan: first execution under new presidency condemned
39-year-old man executed by firing squad this morning - had originally received a life sentence First execution since 2016 is ‘a crushing setback to abolition hopes’ Responding to the execution of a 3...
Aug 31 2018 1:58 pm
Northern Ireland: deep concern at arrest of investigative journalists
Amnesty International has said it is deeply concerned at the reported arrest of two investigative journalists in Northern Ireland. Journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey, who worked on the docu...
Aug 29 2018 12:55 pm
Iran: Nazanin-Zaghari-Ratcliffe's panic attacks highlight 'exceptionally cruel' treatment
‘What the Iranian authorities are doing to Nazanin is exceptionally cruel’ - Kate Allen Responding to reports from her husband that the jailed British charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has suff...
Aug 27 2018 2:21 pm
Hong Kong: Detention of pro-democracy activists during China visit must be investigated
In response to reports that two members of Hong Kong pro-democracy party Demosistō were detained and interrogated by Chinese state security officials when visiting mainland China in separate incidents...
Aug 27 2018 11:54 am
UN report adds to mountain of evidence of Myanmar's atrocities against Rohingya
A blistering report released by the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar (FFM) today brought yet more damning evidence of the Myanmar security forces’ atrocity crimes against the Rohingya an...
Aug 26 2018 4:15 pm
Iran: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's return to jail a 'crushing disappointment'
Responding to news reports that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been returned to jail after her three-day “furlough” release from Evin Prison in Iran, Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK’s Director, sa...
Aug 25 2018 10:30 am
UK: abortion pill progress for English women whilst Northern Irish women 'further isolated'
Responding to news of new government plans to allow women in England to take an early abortion pill at home, Grainne Teggart, Amnesty International UK’s Northern Ireland campaigns manager, said: “Whil...
Aug 24 2018 10:55 am
Northern Ireland: Amnesty calls for public inquiry into clerical child abuse ahead of Pope's visit to Ireland
Amnesty International has called for a public inquiry into clerical child sex abuse in Northern Ireland, ahead of a visit to Ireland by Pope Francis this weekend. Amnesty has said that clerical child...
Aug 23 2018 5:30 pm
Myanmar: Lack of accountability for atrocities against Rohingya highlighted by 'shameful' milestone
World leaders’ failure to act has allowed the Myanmar security forces’ perpetrators of crimes against humanity to remain at large for a year after their murderous campaign against the Rohingya prompte...
Aug 23 2018 4:16 pm
Uganda: Authorities must set Bobi Wine free and drop fabricated treason charges
The Ugandan authorities must drop what appear to be trumped-up treason charges against opposition member of parliament Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, and immediately stop their brutal cra...