Oct 31 2019 6:01 pm
Sri Lanka: Six months on, still no accountability for attacks on refugees - new report
There has still been no police investigations into the threats and violence faced by refugees and asylum-seekers in Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday attacks, Amnesty International and M...
Oct 31 2019 4:28 pm
Iraq: deadly new 'smoker' tear gas grenades used against protesters
String of gruesome fatalities caused by recent use of heavyweight military-style weapons, with entire grenades lodged in victims’ smoking skulls Serbian and Bulgarian-made weapons up to ten times heav...
Oct 30 2019 10:27 am
Myanmar: Satirical poets imprisoned for mocking military in 'appalling' conviction
Responding to the conviction and one-year prison sentence handed down today to five members of the Peacock Generation, a satirical poetry troupe, Joanne Mariner, Amnesty International’s research direc...
Oct 30 2019 9:14 am
Israel: Scores of activists targeted with NSO spyware
Malicious Israeli-made spyware used to ‘intimidate, track, and punish’ 100 human rights activists Amnesty supports legal case to force Israeli MoD to revoke NSO’s export license Responding to a statem...
Oct 29 2019 4:07 pm
Iraq: 'Horrific scenes' as security forces kill protesters in Karbala
Iraqi security forces resorted yet again to excessive and unlawful lethal force to disperse crowds of largely peaceful protesters in the southern city of Karbala last night, Amnesty International said...
Oct 28 2019 9:08 am
Tanzania: climate of fear as 'ruthless' repression mounts
Bans on political activities and newspapers Opposition party members shot Erick Kabendera amongst journalists caught up in wave of arbitrary arrests The ‘government must repeal all oppressive laws bei...
Oct 25 2019 1:01 am
Turkey: Hundreds of Syrian refugees 'tricked or forced' into returning to Syria - new report
Turkish authorities have taken handcuffed refugees in buses back to Syria ahead of creating so-called ‘safe zones’ Refugees beaten into signing ‘voluntary return’ documents, with others told they were...
Oct 24 2019 6:40 pm
Iran: Amputation of man's hand for theft 'an abhorrent form of torture'
Responding to the Iranian authorities’ announcement yesterday that they had amputated the hand of a man imprisoned for theft in a prison in Sari in the northern province of Mazandaran, Saleh Higazi, A...
Oct 24 2019 11:40 am
China: Hosting FIFA Club World Cup must not be an opportunity to 'sportswash' reputation
Responding to the news that China will host the FIFA Club World Cup in 2021, Allan Hogarth, Amnesty International UK’s Head of Policy and Government Affairs, said: “China being chosen to host the FIFA...
Oct 24 2019 1:01 am
Myanmar: 'Relentless and ruthless' military atrocities continue - new report
The Myanmar military is still committing atrocities against ethnic minorities in the north of the country, with civilians suffering most during offensives against multiple armed groups, Amnesty Intern...