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Dec 10 2018 1:09 pm
Stansted 15 verdict is 'crushing blow' for human rights in the UK

‘This whole case will send a shiver down the spine of anyone who cares about the right to protest in our country’ - Kate Allen Following guilty verdicts today in the case of 15 people tried in...

Dec 10 2018 9:27 am
Women fight back as oppressive and sexist policies dominate 2018 - Amnesty annual review

Review launched on 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Outdated abortion laws, ongoing austerity, cuts to legal aid and failures to protect against violence and...

Dec 07 2018 12:29 pm
Myanmar: 'Appalling' sentencing of anti-war protesters must be overturned

The guilty verdicts handed to three activists today for their role in a peaceful protest in Myanmar must be overturned, Amnesty International has said. A court sentenced Lum Zawng, Nang Pu and Zau Jet...

Dec 07 2018 12:12 pm
South Sudan: children executed in 'disturbing' escalation of death penalty - new report

More executions in 2018 than any year since independence 342 people currently on death row – including a child and a breast-feeding mother ‘It is extremely disturbing that the world’s youngest nation...

Dec 07 2018 11:56 am
Thailand: Military government's clampdown on human rights must end before elections

The Thai authorities must drop all arbitrary restrictions on human rights and peaceful political activities before elections in February, Amnesty International said today, ahead of a crucial meeting...

Dec 06 2018 3:00 pm
Rwanda: Diane Rwigara's acquittal should herald new era for freedom of expression

Responding to news that the High Court in Kigali has ruled to discharge and acquit Diane Rwigara and her mother Adeline Rwigara on all charges that had been brought against them, Joan Nyanyuki...

Dec 05 2018 6:35 pm
Palestine: female activist tortured and threatened with sexual violence - testimony

Joint Palestinian-US-Panamanian citizen Suha Jbara dragged from hospital bed, subjected to torture and later punished after going on hunger strike ‘The Palestinian authorities must urgently carry out...

Dec 05 2018 4:59 pm
Russia: 77-year-old human rights defender jailed for Facebook post

'Lev Ponomarev is one of the pillars of the human rights movement in Russia' - Natalia Zviagina The Russian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release a 77-year-old human rights activist...

Dec 05 2018 3:40 pm
Turkey: Construction workers in Istanbul airport trial should be released

Mass trial of 61 workers and trade unionists who protested against unsafe conditions gets underway today At least 52 workers have already died at the site of Istanbul’s third airport Thirty-one...

Dec 05 2018 1:48 pm
UK: 'Inhumane' indefinite detention of thousands of people each year must end

The damaging and cruel policy of indefinite detention must be brought to an immediate end, Amnesty International said today as a bill that calls time on the indefinite detention of people under...