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Aug 23 2018 3:29 pm
USA: new report slams Florida's 'diehard' attachment to death penalty

374 people on death row in a state with the highest number of wrongful capital convictions of any in USA Prisoners with mental disability face execution No white person has ever been executed solely...

Aug 23 2018 3:06 pm
Iran: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe release 'welcome news and a much-needed respite'

Responding to news that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been granted a three-day “furlough” release from Evin Prison in Iran, Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK’s Director, said: “This is welcome news...

Aug 23 2018 10:07 am
Women activists stage 'Beep for Freedom' car stunt outside Saudi embassy in London to highlight 100 days of crackdown

'The Saudi Embassy has heard us loud and clear demanding the release of these brave women' Amnesty International has staged a car-driving stunt outside the Saudi Arabian Embassy in central London this...

Aug 23 2018 12:01 am
Saudia Arabia: Outrageous ongoing detention of women's rights defenders reaches 100 days

At least 11 leading human rights defenders recently detained without charge “The relentless crackdown on human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia will not be met with silence” – Sara Rydkvist Female...

Aug 22 2018 5:29 pm
Saudi Arabia: "Horrifying" plan to execute female activist must be stopped

Israa al-Ghomgham faces execution alongside four other activists Charges are “absurd and clearly politically motivated” - Samah Hadid Responding to news that Saudi Arabia is seeking the death penalty...

Aug 21 2018 2:00 pm
UK: Home Office apology to just 18 Windrush individuals "worrying"

Response brings into question whether Office has “a realistic grasp on all the people it has wrongly detained and removed” - Steve Valdez-Symonds The Home Secretary is to provide a formal apology to...

Aug 20 2018 7:57 pm
Cambodia: land rights activist Tep Vanny released after two years in detention

Cambodian human rights defender Tep Vanny has today (20 August) been released from prison after spending more than 700 days in detention. Vanny was handed a prison sentence of two years and six months...

Aug 18 2018 12:35 pm
Kofi Annan: Lifelong champion of justice, peace and dignity

Responding to this morning’s announcement of the passing of Kofi Annan, the former UN Secretary-General who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian work, Kumi Naidoo, Amnesty International’s...

Aug 17 2018 3:31 pm
New Secretary General Kumi Naidoo pledges support for African human rights defenders to hold the powerful to account

Kumi Naidoo, the new Secretary General of Amnesty International met with human rights activists from across southern Africa in Johannesburg today, to hear first-hand about their struggles. He pledged...

Aug 17 2018 2:48 pm
Bangladesh: Nearly 100 arrests as crackdown on protests continue

The Bangladeshi authorities must end the crackdown on protests that has seen nearly 100 people arrested to date, Amnesty International said today. Two weeks after thousands of school students took to...