Dec 30 2019 10:12 am
China: 'Appalling' jail sentence for pastor makes mockery of religious freedoms
Following the sentencing of pastor Wang Yi of the Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, China, today to nine years in prison, Patrick Poon, China researcher at Amnesty International, said: “Today’s v...
Dec 27 2019 4:26 pm
South Korea: Alternative to military service is new punishment for conscientious objectors
Conscientious objectors in South Korea will continue to be punished and stigmatised for refusing military service under a new alternative service law that was adopted today by the country’s parliament...
Dec 26 2019 10:40 am
Japan: Execution a shameful stain on human rights record of Olympic hosts
In response to the news that Wei Wei, a 40-year-old Chinese national, was executed in Japan on Thursday morning, Arnold Fang, East Asia Researcher at Amnesty International, said: “Today’s execution is...
Dec 23 2019 1:20 pm
Saudi Arabia: Khashoggi trial verdict a 'whitewash'
UN expert has already found Saudi state-level responsibility for the killing Highly-secretive trial was closed to international monitors ‘Only an international, independent and impartial investigation...
Dec 20 2019 6:07 pm
Palestinian Territories: ICC investigation is 'historic step towards justice'
Fatou Bensouda’s announcement welcomed, but lengthy delays over territorial jurisdiction must be avoided ‘It is vital that the International Criminal Court’s judges reach a conclusion swiftly and avoi...
Dec 19 2019 3:25 pm
Queen's Speech: human rights must underpin domestic as well as foreign policy
Legislation on immigration, domestic abuse and historical allegations against the military must have human rights at their core “This Government has made commitments to human rights. As their policies...
Dec 19 2019 1:21 pm
Lebanon: recent violent crackdown on protesters must be investigated
Peaceful protesters baton-charged and bombarded by tear gas - individuals chased down streets and severely beaten Tactics mark return to heavy-handedness of first days of protests ‘They were beaten al...
Dec 19 2019 12:07 pm
Philippines: Convictions for Ampatuan massacre a 'critical step towards justice'
Responding to today’s conviction of members of the Ampatuan clan and others involved in the ‘Ampatuan massacre’ in the Philippines in 2009, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty International Regional Director,...
Dec 19 2019 10:45 am
India: Crackdown on peaceful Citizenship Act protests must stop
Central and state governments in India must stop the crackdown on peaceful protestors against the discriminatory Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Amnesty International India said today. Since last wee...
Dec 19 2019 10:39 am
High Court rules Home Office £1,000 fee for children to register as British citizens unlawful
Court finds “mass of evidence” against Home Office child citizenship fee Lawyers and campaigners urge Government to act quickly to end its practice of "shameless profiteering" from children's citizens...