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Nov 26 2019 3:01 am
Brazil: Halt illegal cattle farms fuelling Amazon rainforest destruction - new report

Cattle farming is the main driver of illegal land seizures that violate human rights in Reserves and Indigenous territories Satellite imagery and official data reveal evidence of cattle farming in...

Nov 25 2019 9:48 pm
Morocco: jailing of rapper Gnawi for insulting officials is 'disgraceful'

Court sentences popular Moroccan musician to year in jail ‘The Moroccan authorities must quash his conviction’ - Heba Morayef Responding to news that a Moroccan court has today convicted the rapper...

Nov 25 2019 5:42 pm
Iran: protester death toll reaches at least 143

Verified videos show security forces deliberately shooting unarmed protesters at close range Reports of bodies not being returned to families, of the injured being removed from hospitals, and of...

Nov 25 2019 10:28 am
UK: migrant women blocked from domestic abuse services and refuge beds

Migrant women are blocked from accessing refuge beds, domestic abuse services and safety New petition urges next government to provide equal protection to all women People around the UK will send...

Nov 25 2019 9:57 am
China: leaked documents further proof of 'sickeningly vast scale' of systematic persecution

Responding to another leak of official Chinese government documents (labelled “The China Cables”) detailing the framework for facilities that led to abuses of hundreds of thousands of predominantly...

Nov 25 2019 9:28 am
UK: Government faces high court challenge over 'utterly shameful' £1,000 child citizenship fee

Landmark case against Government’s ‘profiteering’ child citizenship fees to be heard this week Activists hand in 30,000-strong petition to Home Office calling for immediate end to the fee Where: Royal...

Nov 24 2019 2:21 pm
Philippines: Vice President Robredo 'never given a chance' to stop drug killings

Responding to news that President Duterte has fired Vice President Leni Robredo from her post as co-chair of the government's anti-drugs committee, Butch Olano, Executive Director of Amnesty...

Nov 22 2019 1:26 pm
Chile: Security forces using excessive force to discourage protests, injuring thousands

Police and army forces torturing and using live ammunition against protesters ‘The intention of the Chilean security forces is clear: to injure demonstrators in order to discourage protest’ - Erika...

Nov 22 2019 12:51 pm
Egypt's appointment to UN counter-terrorism role is 'catastrophic'

‘The threat this poses can be seen simply by looking at Egypt’s horrendous domestic human rights record’ - Simon Crowther New Amnesty report on Egypt’s misuse of terrorism legislation out next week...

Nov 21 2019 12:22 pm
Northern Ireland: 'Hooded Men' investigation can proceed after police appeal bid rejected

Belfast Court of Appeal dismisses attempt from PSNI to appeal the long-running case to UK Supreme Court ‘This has been a long road and we've had to fight our way down every inch of it’ - Francis...