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Sep 29 2018 12:26 pm
Egypt: women's human rights defender Amal Fathy sentenced for speaking out

Activist has already spent more than four months in jail after Facebook post criticising Egyptian authorities for failing to protect women against sexual harassment ‘She is not a criminal and should...

Sep 28 2018 5:02 pm
Yemen: today's renewal of UN war crimes probe welcomed

‘This renewal … sends a timely message of support to the Yemeni civilian population’ - Kevin Whelan Fresh call for the UK to ‘turn off the flow of arms’ to Saudi-led coalition Responding to the United...

Sep 28 2018 1:02 pm
Bahrain: prisoners denied medical care despite serious illnesses - new investigation

In one appalling case, man with stage-three cancer sent back to prison just days after a biopsy ‘Prisoners are frequently subjected to disruptions, delays and needless, petty cruelty’ - Devin Kenney A...

Sep 28 2018 11:07 am
Stansted 15: Amnesty to observe trial amid concerns for anti-deportation activists

Amnesty considers the 15 to be human rights defenders ‘We’re concerned the authorities are using a sledgehammer to crack a nut with this case’ - Kate Allen Amnesty International will be attending the...

Sep 28 2018 9:37 am
Northern Ireland: Conservative MPs reject that Westminster cannot act on abortion

MPs Anna Soubry, Nicky Morgan, and Huw Merriman in Belfast for meetings on abortion law reform 'Women and girls in Northern Ireland are not second-class citizens. They deserve access to free, safe and...

Sep 28 2018 9:11 am
Philippines: Duterte's 'grotesque' comments on killings should be probed by ICC

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement that his “only sin is extrajudicial killings”, later dismissed as “playful” by his spokesperson, should be investigated by the International Criminal...

Sep 27 2018 4:15 pm
Myanmar: UN resolution over accountability is 'important step forward'

Move is ‘stark warning to Myanmar’s military that their crimes will be punished’ - Tirana Hassan Responding to the UN Human Rights Council’s adoption today of a resolution calling for an...

Sep 27 2018 10:23 am
Call for pictures to create the UK's biggest family photo album

Competition launches to celebrate family life using photos from across the country Part of the #FamiliesTogether campaign, which is calling for the easing of restrictive UK rules to help reunite more...

Sep 26 2018 12:00 am
Qatar: migrant workers unpaid for months by company linked to World Cup host city

Scores of indebted workers from India, Nepal and the Philippines owed an average of £1,500 each by Mercury MENA Company’s projects include Doha Showcase Stadium and the ‘Future City’, the city in...

Sep 25 2018 3:26 pm
UN: 'Wanted for mass murder' posters target Myanmar's top General in New York

Pictures of Senior General Min Aung Hlaing plastered around New York ‘We want world leaders to have his face in their minds this week’ - Kumi Naidoo “Wanted” pictures of General Min Aung Hlaing, the...