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Jun 30 2019 9:52 pm
Turkey: Police use tear gas and rubber bullets against Istanbul Pride supporters

Responding to the news that Istanbul Pride participants were attacked with tear gas and plastic bullets by police, Milena Buyum, Amnesty International's Turkey Campaigner, said: “An entirely peaceful...

Jun 29 2019 11:06 am
UK: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and husband Richard end hunger strike

Responding to news that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and husband Richard have ended their hunger strikes, Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK, said: "The hunger strike is over, but the deep...

Jun 28 2019 5:11 pm
Turkey: call for authorities to lift ‘unlawful’ ban on Istanbul Pride

Thousands expected to defy the ban on Sunday ‘There is still time for the authorities to do the right thing’ - Sara Hall Amnesty International has called on the authorities in Istanbul to lift a ban...

Jun 28 2019 3:42 pm
Sudan: protests on Sunday to mark 30 years since Bashir seized power

Recent crackdown on protesters sparks fear of return to Bashir-era levels of repression ‘The world has seen very clearly the passion with which Sudanese people are campaigning for their human rights’...

Jun 28 2019 12:04 pm
Activists to join 'sing for Nazanin' event tonight at Iranian Embassy in London

Amnesty supporters will join Richard Ratcliffe for singing event, as his hunger strike approaches two-week mark Choral singers to lead event, with songs to include I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To...

Jun 27 2019 1:55 pm
UN General Assembly set to vote on curbing trade in torture equipment

China is major manufacturer of equipment like spiked batons, spiked electric-shock riot forks, electric-shock vests and heavy leg-irons In past month alone, Hong Kong and Sudan have used tear gas...

Jun 26 2019 6:12 pm
Denmark: pledge to introduce consent-based rape legislation welcomed

Government makes commitment after long-running campaign from activists ‘Shockingly, Denmark will be only the tenth country in Europe to recognise that sex without consent is rape in law’ - Anna Błuś...

Jun 26 2019 10:26 am
Northern Ireland: Concern as mother who bought abortion pills for daughter to face criminal trial

Amnesty International is concerned that a date has been listed for the criminal trial of a mother who bought abortion pills online for her then 15-year-old daughter, despite the outcome of a judicial...

Jun 26 2019 10:02 am
Sri Lanka: Outrage as President signs death warrants for four prisoners

Amnesty International is shocked by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s announcement that he has signed the execution warrants of four death row prisoners convicted of drug-related crimes, and...

Jun 25 2019 11:08 am
Sri Lanka: President must halt 13 imminent executions for drug-related crimes

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena must immediately halt plans to execute at least 13 prisoners convicted of drug-related crimes, Amnesty International said today. Preparations are reportedly...