Jan 31 2019 5:07 pm
Venezuela: Arrest of 11 journalists a 'vain attempt' to disguise human rights violations
In response to reports that at least 11 journalists were detained in Venezuela this week, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Amnesty International’s Americas Director, said: “The detention of journalists is a flagr...
Jan 31 2019 4:19 pm
Russia: 'Heartless' charges against activist who supported detained colleague
The Russian authorities must stop their vicious campaign against opposition movement Open Russia (Otkrytaya Rossia), Amnesty International said today, after an activist from the organisation was charg...
Jan 30 2019 4:46 pm
Ecuador: Government imposes 'impossible' restrictions on Venezuelans entering the country
In response to reports that Ecuadorian authorities are preventing Venezuelans from entering the country at the Rumichaca border crossing, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty Internationa...
Jan 30 2019 12:00 am
Israel/OPT: online tourism giants profiting from illegal settlements - new report
Airbnb, TripAdvisor, Expedia and Booking.com accused of turning ‘war crimes into a tourist attraction’ with hundreds of listings in settlements Airbnb still offering holidays in settlements despite re...
Jan 29 2019 12:03 pm
Pakistan: Asia Bibi must be free to seek safety in country of her choice
Responding to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold its ruling, again acquitting Asia Bibi of blasphemy charges and ordering her release, Amnesty International’s South Asia Campaigner, Rimmel Mohydin...
Jan 29 2019 10:02 am
China: Rights website founder jailed for five years is 'latest victim of government assault'
Responding to the five-year prison sentence imposed by a Chinese court against Liu Feiyue, founder of human rights website “Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch, for “inciting subversion of state power”,...
Jan 28 2019 12:54 pm
Bahrain: verdict against Sheikh Salman is 'another nail in the coffin' for free speech
‘The Bahraini authorities must quash Sheikh Ali Salman’s conviction’ - Samah Hadid Responding to news that a Bahraini court has today upheld the conviction of the prominent opposition leader Sheikh Al...
Jan 28 2019 12:53 pm
Northern Ireland abortion: Sarah Ewart in High Court to challenge law
COURT CASE: WEDNESDAY 30 JANUARY – FRIDAY 1 FEBRUARY 2019 Landmark case in Belfast High Court could find UK in breach of human rights commitments ‘I hope this will be the last time I have to go to cou...
Jan 28 2019 12:20 pm
USA: Amnesty International sends senior leadership delegation to US-Mexico border
‘We must not abandon those who have lost everything and are trying to rebuild their lives’ - Margaret Huang Amnesty International and the National Immigrant Justice Center have travelled to the US-Mex...
Jan 28 2019 11:08 am
China: 'Gross injustice' as lawyer Wang Quanzhang sentenced to four and a half years
Responding to the four and a half years prison sentence handed down by a Chinese court to human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang, who was found guilty of “subverting state power”, Doriane Lau, China Resea...