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Sep 30 2019 8:48 pm
Morocco: jailing of journalist for allegedly having abortion is 'devastating blow' for women's rights

Hajar Raissouni jailed for a year, along with her fiancé, while medical staff also jailed Raissouni, who has previously criticised the authorities, says case against her is politically-motivated...

Sep 30 2019 5:52 pm
Israel/OPT: legally-sanctioned torture of Palestinian man 'utterly outrageous'

Samir Arbeed remains in critical condition in hospital after ‘exceptional’ interrogation methods used by Shin Bet security agency ‘This case exposes Israel’s claims that its judiciary upholds human...

Sep 30 2019 5:46 pm
Greece: 'Preventable' fire in Moria camp highlights abject failure of governments and EU to protect refugees

Responding to the tragic fire in which a woman died in Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesvos yesterday, Amnesty International’s Research Director for Europe Massimo Moratti said: “The fire...

Sep 30 2019 9:07 am
Pakistan: Lecturer accused of blasphemy for Facebook posts must be released

Pakistani authorities must immediately and unconditionally release a university lecturer being held in solitary confinement for Facebook posts, Amnesty International said today. Junaid Hafeez, a 33...

Sep 28 2019 8:36 am
Hungary: Syrian man unjustly jailed finally allowed home to Cyprus

Authorities in Cyprus have finally allowed Ahmed H to return to his family Authorities in Cyprus have finally allowed Ahmed H, a Syrian man unjustly convicted in Hungary in a blatant misuse of...

Sep 27 2019 4:57 pm
Venezuela: UN to investigate 'unprecedented human rights disaster'

Amnesty International has welcomed the UN Human Rights Council’s announcement of an investigation into the ongoing human rights violations and crimes under international law in Venezuela. The human...

Sep 27 2019 1:59 pm
Iran: latest UK-Iranian dual-national jailing - reaction

‘Trials in Iran are systematically unfair’ - Mansoureh Mills Responding to news that Anoosheh Ashoori, a UK-Iranian dual-national, has been jailed for ten years in Iran on espionage charges, Mansoureh...

Sep 26 2019 5:23 pm
Qatar: 'shameful' migrant worker abuse will cast shadow over athletics championships

Many events to be held in Khalifa Stadium, where workers were ‘ruthlessly and systematically exploited’ ‘Migrant workers in Qatar are still largely at the mercy of unscrupulous employers’ - Allan...

Sep 26 2019 12:08 pm
Indonesia: 'Brutal' police violence against protesters must be urgently investigated

The authorities in Indonesia must immediately launch a thorough and impartial investigation into police violence against students during recent protests across the country, Amnesty International...

Sep 26 2019 11:32 am
Amnesty launches kids' t-shirt slogan competition

‘We’re calling on all young activists, change-makers, and future leaders to share their slogans and have their voices heard’ - Kerry Moscoguiri Amnesty International UK has launched a children’s t...