Press Releases | Archive 2019 April | Amnesty International UK
Apr 30 2019 12:57 pm
USA must 'lift veil of secrecy' on civilian deaths from airstrikes - Congress reporting deadline tomorrow
Congress 1 May reporting deadline looming Recent research shows more than 1,600 deaths in Raqqa and at least 14 in Somalia from US-led operations ‘We hope to finally see an honest assessment of the de...
Apr 30 2019 10:34 am
Press freedom event dedicated to Lyra McKee
Lyra McKee was due to speak at the Amnesty International and Queen’s Film Theatre World Press Freedom Day event Amnesty International and the Queen’s Film Theatre have announced that an event in Belfa...
Apr 30 2019 9:12 am
Ecuador: women environmental defenders in life-threatening danger due to government failings
New Amnesty International report shows Ecuadorian authorities are failing to prevent attacks against Amazonian Women environmental defenders Women have faced death threats, physical abuse, and one env...
Apr 29 2019 2:01 pm
Nigeria: Children and women raped and abused in prison - new investigation
Harrowing investigation details instances of rape and abuse against children unlawfully detained in a maximum-security prison ‘To detain children with adults in the full knowledge that they may be abu...
Apr 29 2019 12:52 pm
Iran: two 17-year-old boys flogged and secretly executed
Mehdi Sohrabifar (l) and Amin Sedaghat (r) (Credit: Private) Cousins Mehdi Sohrabifar and Amin Sedaghat apparently unaware they were to be executed until moments beforehand Pair, arrested aged 15, con...
Apr 29 2019 12:01 am
Shell involvement in execution of 'Ogoni Nine' in Nigeria to be decided by court
A Dutch court will this week (Wednesday 1 May) rule on an historic case against Shell, in which the oil giant stands accused of instigating a raft of horrifying human rights violations committed by th...
Apr 28 2019 4:56 pm
Benin: Internet shutdown on election day a blunt attack on freedom of expression
Following the Internet shutdown in Benin as the country holds parliamentary elections today, François Patuel, Amnesty International's West Africa Researcher, said: “The decision to shut down access to...
Apr 28 2019 7:06 am
South Sudan: Twenty-year-old girl killed for refusing to marry
A 20-year-old girl has been killed in South Sudan for refusing to marry a man her family had selected for her. Joan Nyanyuki, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and Gr...
Apr 26 2019 6:03 pm
USA: pulling out of arms trade treaty would 're-open floodgates' on arms sales
Responding to reports that the USA may withdraw its signature from the international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), Adotei Akwei, Amnesty International USA’s Deputy Director for Advocacy and Government Rela...
Apr 25 2019 1:00 pm
Syria: US-led Coalition's bombardment of Raqqa killed more than 1,600 civilians - new findings
Joint investigation between Amnesty and Airwars is most comprehensive into civilian deaths in modern warfare New interactive website documents hundreds of cases Coalition has admitted to only 10% of k...