Mar 29 2019 5:41 pm
USA: Amnesty calls on Congress to reject 'inhumane' refugee proposals
Responding to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s letter to Congress, Charanya Krishnaswami, Americas Advocacy Director at Amnesty International USA said: “Secretary Nielsen i...
Mar 29 2019 5:27 pm
BURUNDI: Amnesty demands immediate reinstatement of BBC
In response to the Burundian government’s decision to ban the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) from operating in the country and to continue the suspension of the Voice of America (VOA) until fu...
Mar 28 2019 5:22 pm
First same-sex couple to marry in UK says five-year anniversary 'marred' by inequality for Northern Ireland couples
Five years since the first same-sex UK marriage, Peter McGraith calls for marriage equality to be extended to Northern Ireland Equal marriage advocates Conor McGinn MP and Lord Hayward issue joint sta...
Mar 28 2019 5:01 pm
Facebook must lead 'fight against hate speech online,' says Amnesty
Responding to the news that Facebook will no longer allow content supporting white nationalism and white separatism to be published, Tanya O’Carroll, Director of Amnesty International Tech, said: “As...
Mar 28 2019 4:22 pm
Saudi Arabia: Provisional release of three women activists a positive step, but bogus charges must be dropped
Responding to the release of three Saudi women activists, Iman al-Nafjan, Aziza al-Yousef and Ruqayyaa al-Mhareb, Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty International’s Middle East Director of Research, said: “The rel...
Mar 28 2019 3:29 pm
ISRAEL / OPT: Amnesty fears violent crackdown at Saturday's protests
Amnesty International today issued an urgent call to the Israeli forces to show restraint when faced with mass demonstrations on Saturday. Thousands or people are expected to take to the streets to ma...
Mar 28 2019 9:30 am
New Amnesty report reveals Nordic nations are failing rape victims
Despite being among the top-ranking countries in the world in terms of gender equality, four Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) have disturbingly high levels of rape and survivors...
Mar 28 2019 9:21 am
Bahrain: Grand Prix should not 'sportswash' country's human rights record
‘Beneath the glamour of the F1, there is a far more sinister side to Bahrain’ - Samah Hadid Ahead of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix this weekend, Amnesty International has highlighted the grim hum...
Mar 28 2019 9:00 am
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: giant Mother's Day card and flowers to be delivered to Iranian Embassy
Husband Richard Ratcliffe, other family members and Hampstead Mothers will attend 155 bunches of flowers - representing number of weeks mother-of-one has already been in jail - to be laid at door of t...
Mar 28 2019 8:40 am
EU: Diminished 'Operation Sophia' abandons refugees and migrants to reckless Libyan Coast Guard
Reacting to reports that EU governments have agreed to significantly downscale the EunavforMed Operation ‘Sophia’, withdrawing ships from the central Mediterranean and only continuing the mission with...