Apr 07 2020 5:59 pm
USA: mass detention of migrants poses 'massive threat' to safety - new report

Detainees on hunger strike demanding their freedom and protesting against dangerous conditions Families detained in unsanitary conditions fear for their safety ‘Detaining anyone solely for migration...

Apr 07 2020 4:57 pm
Indonesia: murder of trans woman burned alive must be urgently investigated

The Indonesian authorities must urgently investigate the ‘horrifying’ murder of a trans woman called Mira, who was accused of stealing a truck driver’s phone and wallet before being burned alive in...

Apr 07 2020 4:23 pm
Ethiopia: journalists and opposition politicians held in prison a week after charges dropped

The Ethiopian authorities must immediately release two journalists from the Oromia News Network and three Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) officials who remain in custody a week after charges against them...

Apr 07 2020 3:17 pm
Northern Ireland: urgent appeal for home abortions during COVID-19 crisis

Amnesty International launches appeal calling on Northern Ireland Secretary of State to allow women to take abortion pills at home during pandemic With travel unsafe, measures already introduced in...

Apr 06 2020 3:55 pm
Singapore: 20,000 migrant workers quarantined in dormitories a 'recipe for disaster'

Thousands crammed into two dormitories designated ‘isolation areas’ ‘Migrant workers living in crowded quarters … are at particular risk of exposure to the virus’ - Rachel Chhoa-Howard Responding to...

Apr 06 2020 12:01 am
Bangladesh: Flaws in COVID-19 response put older Rohingya refugees in imminent danger

Older refugees are both the most at risk from the pandemic and the least included in the humanitarian response Dangerous lack of access to even basic information New research shows mistakes made...

Apr 05 2020 10:41 am
China: Wan Quanzhang's freedom an 'illusion' until government lifts ruthless restrictions

Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang has been released after four and a half years in prison but has been barred from returning to his family in Beijing. Amnesty International today expressed...

Apr 03 2020 3:35 pm
Russia: doctor who called for protective equipment detained

Anastasia Vasilyeva posted YouTube video saying doctors shouldn’t work without protective equipment Arrested while bringing masks and other PPE to a hospital in Novgorod Was reportedly choked by...

Apr 03 2020 12:49 pm
Sri Lanka: Muslim COVID-19 victims cremated against families' wishes

Concern that religious tensions could be inflamed if Muslim families not allowed to bury relatives in accordance with religious practice Forced cremations during coronavirus crisis flout WHO...

Apr 02 2020 3:33 pm
Iran: four years since Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's arrest marks 'incredibly sad milestone'

Nazanin Zagahri-Ratcliffe pictured after her temporary release last month © FreeNazanin campaign Four-year point reached as British national out of jail on temporary basis Fellow UK-Iranian dual...