Aug 31 2019 11:54 am
India: Uncertain destiny for millions in Assam post NRC
More than 1.9 million people have been left out from the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), which was published today, in Assam, India. Aakar Patel, Head of Amnesty International I...
Aug 30 2019 7:23 am
Hong Kong: Pro-democracy activists arrested in outrageous assault on freedom of expression
Responding to the arrests in Hong Kong of prominent pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow on Friday morning and independence activist Andy Chan on Thursday night, Man-kei Tam, Director of...
Aug 30 2019 12:00 am
Syria: new testimonies from families of the 'disappeared' to mark Day of the Disappeared
Some 100,000 people detained, abducted or ‘missing’ since 2011 - with 90,000 of these disappeared by government forces Relatives in Lebanon and Turkey speak of agony of trying to locate missing loved...
Aug 29 2019 2:55 pm
Hong Kong: 'Vile attack' on pro-democracy protest organiser must be investigated
Responding to an attack in Hong Kong today on Jimmy Sham, the convenor of the Civil Human Rights Front, by masked men wielding baseball bats, Man-kei Tam, Director of Amnesty International Hong Kong,...
Aug 29 2019 10:41 am
Myanmar: Filmmaker sentenced to prison for Facebook post criticising military
Responding to the news that filmmaker Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi was today sentenced to one year in prison in Myanmar for a Facebook post criticising the country’s military, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty Interna...
Aug 29 2019 12:01 am
Fears for 'a lost generation' of Rohingya children in Bangladesh - new briefing
Two years after a brutal ethnic cleansing campaign forced around 700,000 Rohingya to flee Myanmar for Bangladesh, refugees are still trapped in unbearable conditions in overcrowded camps, Amnesty Inte...
Aug 28 2019 10:48 am
USA: Trump administration must abandon plans to use disaster relief funds for ICE
Responding to reports that DHS intends to reprogram disaster relief funds for ICE detention beds and funds for temporary court structures for hearings associated with the “Remain in Mexico” program, A...
Aug 28 2019 5:30 am
Afghanistan: human rights defenders under increased attack - new briefing
Afghanistan’s human rights community are facing face intimidation, harassment, threats and violence amid intensifying attacks from both the authorities and armed groups, Amnesty International said in...
Aug 27 2019 4:55 pm
Lebanon: Authorities must immediately halt deportation of Syrian refugees
New data shows 2,500 Syrian refugees forcibly returned in the past three months Almost 2,500 Syrian refugees have been forcibly deported back to Syria in the past three months, according to official c...
Aug 26 2019 5:35 pm
France: G7 Summit clouded by crackdown on protesters
100 people arrested, 50 kettled and many more prevented from peacefully demonstrating by French authorities Summit talks about the climate crisis and gender equality undermined by heavy-handed restric...