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Jan 27 2019 10:22 am
Northern Ireland: new Westminster move to lift same-sex marriage ban

‘This amendment respects the role of Stormont, but also recognises the reality that those devolved institutions are not currently functioning’ - Lord Robert Hayward A Conservative peer has launched a...

Jan 25 2019 12:54 pm
Zimbabwe: brutal crackdown continues as protesters killed, raped and tortured by security forces

Children as young as 11 detained on frivolous charges Security forces must be held accountable for ‘merciless’ human rights violations The Zimbabwean authorities must act swiftly to ensure security...

Jan 25 2019 12:00 am
Saudi Arabia: new reports of women activists being tortured in detention

Two activists reportedly forced to kiss each other as interrogators watched, while others were tortured with electric shocks UK Government has yet to call for activists’ release Amnesty International...

Jan 24 2019 5:00 pm
Mexico: Government failed to prevent murder of environmental activist - new report

Indigenous Rarámuri leader, Julián Carrillo leader killed on 24 October 2018 Three months after the murder, Mexican authorities have still not identified those responsible ‘Defending the environment...

Jan 24 2019 11:50 am
China: Australian-Chinese writer detained at 'grave risk of torture'

Responding to the Chinese authorities’ confirmation that Australian-Chinese writer Yang Hengjun has been detained on suspicion of “endangering national security”, Joshua Rosenzweig, Amnesty...

Jan 24 2019 9:28 am
Venezuela: More than a dozen people killed in protests under 'policy of repression'

‘Protesting cannot be synonymous with death in Venezuela’ Erika Guevara-Rosas In response to reports that at least a dozen people were killed during protests in Venezuela this week, Erika Guevara...

Jan 24 2019 12:00 am
Iran: more than 7,000 arrested last year in crackdown of 'staggering scale' - new figures

Women protesting against being forced to wear headscarves among those rounded up ‘2018 will go down in history as a year of shame for Iran’ - Philip Luther The Iranian authorities arrested more than 7...

Jan 23 2019 11:51 am
Northern Ireland: only 12 abortions allowed under 'restrictive and unfit' law last year

More than 900 women travelled to England and Wales during same period ‘Significant gap’ between number of women legally allowed abortions in Northern Ireland and the number of women forced to travel...

Jan 22 2019 5:27 pm
Cambridge: vigil for Giulio Regeni will mark three years since student's abduction in Egypt

Cambridge Amnesty groups will hold sombre event outside Great St Mary’s Church at 6pm on Friday 25 January Minute’s silence to be held at 6.41pm, time of last contact with murdered Italian PhD...

Jan 22 2019 4:04 pm
Sudan: ‘Not guilty’ verdict welcome but torture in prison must be investigated

Responding to the ‘not guilty’ verdict issued today at the re-trial of Sudanese student activist, Asim Omar Hassan, who was originally sentenced to death for killing a police officer during protests...