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Sep 20 2018 5:59 am
Egypt: repression now 'more extreme' than under Mubarak

New ‘Egypt, an Open-Air Prison for Critics’ campaign launched Since last December, at least 111 people detained for criticising president or human rights situation 35 people recently detained for...

Sep 19 2018 9:43 am
South Sudan: civilians hanged from trees and women gang-raped in fresh atrocities - report

Scores of testimonies tell of systematic rape, civilians burnt to death and run over with armoured vehicles, and children swung into tree trunks to kill them Government accused of giving ‘free rein’...

Sep 18 2018 1:02 pm
Yemen: 24 Baha'i people, including a child, face possible death sentences

Teenage girl among those facing serious charges, including alleged espionage ‘Once again, we are seeing trumped-up charges and flagrantly unfair proceedings used to persecute Yemeni Baha’is’ - Lynn...

Sep 18 2018 11:40 am
USA: Congress should oppose Trump's 30,000 refugee cap

Historic average is 95,000 per year, and 70,000 was target even after 9/11 ‘This must be perceived as an all-out attack against our country’s ability to resettle refugees’ - Ryan Mace Reacting to news...

Sep 17 2018 9:37 pm
Cameroon: New videos show escalation of horrific violence in Anglophone regions

New videos received by Amnesty International showing brutal attacks against ordinary people and security forces are further proof of the horrific escalation of violence in Cameroon’s Anglophone...

Sep 17 2018 7:23 pm
Ethiopia: Police must face immediate investigation after five protesters shot dead

Amnesty International today called on the Ethiopian authorities to thoroughly and effectively investigate the violent dispersal of demonstrators by police in Addis Ababa in which five people were shot...

Sep 17 2018 5:59 am
Spain must end arm sales to Saudi Arabia

With crucial decision expected on Wednesday, Spain urged to cease all arms deals Spain exported weapons worth nearly €1bn during 2015-17, with licences issued for twice as much again International...

Sep 15 2018 8:27 am
Myanmar: Jeremy Hunt must show 'true human rights leadership' to help Rohingya

Ahead of the Foreign Secretary’s visit to Myanmar, Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK, said: “This visit represents a chance for the UK to show its commitment to human rights on a global...

Sep 14 2018 12:02 pm
Syria: cluster munitions and barrel bombs being used against civilians in Idlib

Schools and homes hit, as residents describe school playground littered with potentially-lethal cluster ‘bomblets’ ‘I saw several injured people. They were laying on the streets waiting for medical...

Sep 14 2018 11:27 am
Puerto Rico: New evidence shows Hurricane Maria survivors denied essential water

Amnesty International is demanding that the Puerto Rican and US federal governments initiate an independent investigation into the authorities' response to last year’s Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico...