Oct 17 2018 3:37 pm
Russia: Aleksei Navalny's arrested lawyer is prisoner of conscience

Aleksandr Golovach worked for watchdog known for publishing reports into illegal wealth of senior Russian politicians and officials ‘The detention of Aleksandr Golovach is the latest example of the...

Oct 17 2018 12:35 pm
Morocco: end intimidation of Hirak protest leader Nawal Benaissa

The Moroccan authorities must overturn the conviction of Nawal Benaissa, a peaceful protester from the ‘Hirak’ movement, who has been repeatedly intimidated and harassed simply for standing up for the...

Oct 17 2018 12:25 pm
Vietnam: Renowned blogger 'Mother Mushroom' released under condition of exile

Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh was prisoner of conscience serving a 10 year sentence for blogging about human rights ‘This good news … should also be a reminder of Vietnam’s worsening record of jailing anyone...

Oct 16 2018 3:20 pm
Nigeria: Boko Haram killing of aid worker Hauwa Liman 'a war crime'

Responding to the murder of aid worker Hauwa Liman by Boko Haram, Osai Ojigho, Director of Amnesty International Nigeria, said: “With yet another horrific killing of a humanitarian worker, Boko Haram...

Oct 16 2018 2:46 pm
UAE: Matthew Hedges must be released if 'spying' charge relates only to academic research

‘This is what we and his family feared’ - Polly Truscott Responding to news that Matthew Hedges, the British PhD student detained in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been charged with “spying”...

Oct 15 2018 5:18 pm
Spain: leading Catalan figures Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart should be freed

A year on from their pre-trial detention, the pair languish in jail charged with ‘rebellion’ ‘Their continued detention constitutes a disproportionate restriction on their rights to free speech and...

Oct 15 2018 12:24 pm
Russia: Amnesty researcher abducted and subjected to mock executions in Ingushetia

‘They demanded to know the names of my contacts in Ingushetia and threatened to kill my wife and children if I reported what happened’ - Oleg Kozlovsky An Amnesty International researcher sent to...

Oct 15 2018 12:22 pm
Hungary: Amnesty launches legal challenge to law criminalising work on migration

Amnesty International will challenge in court the constitutionality of Hungary’s controversial law that criminalises with up to one year in prison, individuals and organisations working on migration...

Oct 15 2018 12:59 am
Syria: one year on, Coalition refusal to accept responsibility for Raqqa deaths is 'insult' to civilians

Year after Raqqa battle, despite its attacks killings hundreds of civilians, Coalition admits it will neither investigate deaths or compensate families Pentagon sends ‘final response’ to Amnesty...

Oct 12 2018 1:09 pm
Pakistan: Detained Pashtun human rights defender must be released

Pakistan’s authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Gulalai Ismail, a Pashtun human rights defender, who was detained on her arrival at Islamabad airport today, Amnesty International...