Oct 31 2018 6:49 pm
Nigeria: killing of at least 45 peaceful Shi'a protesters must be investigated
Strong evidence that soldiers used automatic firearms on Shi’a Muslims holding religious procession and protest At least 39 protesters killed and 122 wounded with gunshots in a single day “I attended...
Oct 31 2018 3:24 pm
World summit brings surge of new commitments to protect human rights defenders
Human rights defenders from across all corners of the world gathered this week in Paris for the Human Rights Defenders World Summit , to develop a plan of action for how to protect and promote the wor...
Oct 31 2018 9:57 am
Pakistan: Asia Bibi death sentence overturned in 'important victory for religious tolerance'
Responding to the Pakistan Supreme Court’s decision to acquit Asia Bibi of blasphemy charges after she was sentenced to death in 2010, Omar Waraich , Amnesty International’s Deputy South Asia Director...
Oct 30 2018 2:52 pm
UAE: Matthew Hedges' bail release welcomed, but fair trial fears remain
‘Matthew wouldn’t be the first person to be arrested in the UAE on baseless grounds’ - Kate Allen Responding to news that Matthew Hedges, the British PhD student detained in the United Arab Emirates (...
Oct 29 2018 9:25 am
Brazil: Bolsonaro's toxic speech must not become government policy
Reacting to the election of Jair Bolsonaro and Hamilton Mourão as president and vice president of Brazil, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International said: “The president-elect has...
Oct 26 2018 7:55 pm
USA: Trump must abandon 'unspeakably cruel' plan to close southern border to Central Americans seeking asylum
In response to reports that President Trump plans to take executive action blocking refugees and people seeking asylum from Central America from entering the United States for protection, Erika Guevar...
Oct 26 2018 11:38 am
Amnesty India latest target of government crackdown
Amnesty India has been targeted as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi government’s assault on civil society. Yesterday, the Enforcement Directorate, an agency that investigates financial crimes, rai...
Oct 25 2018 4:07 pm
European Parliament urges arms embargo on Saudi Arabia
Responding to the news that the European Parliament has condemned the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia following the killing of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi and called for an arms embargo, Covadonga de...
Oct 25 2018 1:28 pm
UK: Home Office reform urgently needed following forced DNA requests
‘The Home Office has once again been exposed as being a law unto itself’ – Steve Valdez-Symonds Responding to Home Secretary Sajid Javid apology to the House of Commons after more than 130 people were...
Oct 25 2018 12:07 pm
UK arms to Saudi Arabia: Amnesty to intervene in fresh legal challenge
Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Rights Watch UK will be intervening in a fresh legal challenge over the UK’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia. The case, which was originally brought by Campaig...