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Mar 28 2019 12:00 am
Syria: Government forces have bombed medical facilities, school and bakery in Idlib

Six recent attacks verified by Amnesty, with children among those killed ‘The Syrian government continues to show utter disregard for the laws of war and the lives of civilians’ - Lynn Maalouf Syrian...

Mar 27 2019 4:53 pm
Dominican Republic: Sex workers 'routinely' tortured and raped by police

Police in the Dominican Republic routinely rape, beat, humiliate and verbally abuse women sex workers, Amnesty International revealed in a new report released today. The 52-page report, ‘If they can...

Mar 27 2019 2:20 pm
Crimea: at least 20 Tatars detained in latest Russian crackdown

Russian forces conducted at least 25 searches in Tatar homes in Crimean capital Simferopol and elsewhere Responding to news that Russian security forces in occupied Crimea have conducted extensive...

Mar 27 2019 12:23 pm
Brunei: 'Vicious' new laws to allow stoning of same-sex couples and amputation for robbery

Amnesty International has called on Brunei to halt plans to introduce “vicious” new punishments such as death by stoning for same-sex acts and amputation for robbery, set to come into effect next week...

Mar 25 2019 4:49 pm
Hong Kong decision on Saudi sisters welcomed

‘Saudi Arabia must urgently reform the guardianship system’ - Lynn Maalouf Responding to news that two sisters from Saudi Arabia, known as Reem and Rawan, whose lives would have been in danger had...

Mar 25 2019 4:28 pm
Israel's assault on Gaza must not lead to repeat of unlawful attacks on civilians

Rocket strike north of Tel Aviv earlier today reportedly injured several members of a British-Israeli family ‘Attacks on civilians … are never justified’ - Saleh Higazi Following reports that the...

Mar 22 2019 11:27 am
Sorting truth from lies: how Amnesty works in the era of ‘fake news’ - Belfast event

Human rights researcher to lead investigations masterclass in Belfast An Amnesty International researcher will be in Belfast on Monday (25 March) to reveal how the organisation is using cutting-edge...

Mar 22 2019 10:16 am
Thailand: Next government must ensure urgent human rights reforms

Thailand’s next government must lift undue restrictions on freedom of expression and limit arbitrary executive powers, Amnesty International has said, ahead of polling day on Sunday (24 March). Over...

Mar 21 2019 9:01 am
UK: Home Affairs Select Committee's 'damning review' of immigration system a needed intervention

Responding to the Home Affairs Committee’s report on immigration detention, published today (21 March), which has found ‘serious failings’ in the system, Steve Valdez-Symonds, Amnesty International UK...

Mar 21 2019 12:01 am
Amnesty Presents: The Human Rights Defenders

NOT ALL SUPERHEROES WEAR CAPES. AMNESTY UK PRESENTS THE HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS: ORDINARY PEOPLE DOING EXTRAORDINARY THINGS. All over the world, hard won rights are being weakened and denied every day...