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Jul 31 2019 8:43 pm
Israel: death threats made against Amnesty and other civil society organisations

Messages sprayed outside Amnesty office, while further threats and a dead mouse left outside refugee organisation’s building The Israeli authorities must urgently investigate death threats targeting...

Jul 31 2019 4:27 pm
Egypt: scores of hunger-striking prisoners 'at breaking point'

130 prisoners are six weeks into protest over denial of family visits and conditions in overcrowded, mosquito-infested cells where temperatures hit 40 degrees Many arrested more than two years ago and...

Jul 31 2019 10:24 am
Hong Kong: Riot charges against protesters a 'chilling warning'

In response to 44 people in Hong Kong being charged with “rioting” in connection to protests over the weekend, Man-kei Tam, Director of Amnesty International Hong Kong, said: “By using such vague...

Jul 30 2019 5:29 pm
Lebanon: cancellation of Mashrou' Leila concert condemned

Mashrou’ Leila played same songs at same venue three years ago Band subjected to mounting online hate campaign in recent weeks ‘This is the direct result of the government’s failure to take a strong...

Jul 30 2019 4:36 pm
Trans identity treated as mental illness by NHS in Northern Ireland - activist warns

Speaking at the Amnesty Pride Lecture, trans rights campaigner says adult healthcare services in Northern Ireland have not taken new patients in more than a year “Treatment of trans identity as a...

Jul 30 2019 4:33 pm
China: Claims that Uyghers have been released 'deceptive and unverifiable'

Responding to claims by senior Chinese officials that they have released the majority of ethnic minority Muslims being held in detention camps in northwest China, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty...

Jul 30 2019 3:45 pm
Tanzania: Arrest of journalist Erick Kabendera 'an assault on press freedom'

Amnesty International is calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Tanzanian investigative journalist Erick Kabendera, who has been arrested and detained. Kabendera was taken from his...

Jul 29 2019 11:59 pm
Maxine Peake cancels play to highlight plight of Palestinian actors

Dinnerladies star and Palestinian playwright Ahmed Masoud pull forthcoming play to focus attention on destruction of Gaza’s last functioning theatre ‘Our play is cancelled because art should not be...

Jul 29 2019 11:52 am
Vietnam: Activist faces trial for Facebook Live criticising corruption

Amnesty International has called for all charges to be dropped against a Vietnamese activist who will stand trial tomorrow (30 July) for Facebook posts criticising corruption in the country. Ha Van...

Jul 27 2019 7:45 pm
Russia: police 'hit new low' in military-style quashing of Moscow protest

Reacting to incidents of excessive use of force by Moscow police against protesters during today’s rally in support of free elections, Natalia Zviagina, Director of Amnesty International’s...