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Dec 30 2020 10:29 am
Argentina: Legalising abortion an historic victory for human rights

Law enables termination up to the 14th week of pregnancy Bill was passed with 38 votes in favour, 29 against and 1 abstention in the Senate ‘Today we have grown as a society’ - Mariela Belski Amnesty...

Dec 29 2020 4:46 pm
Argentina: Senate must pass historical bill to legalise abortion

In the context of the imminent vote on a bill to legalise the voluntary termination of pregnancies in Argentina, Amnesty International in Northern Ireland and the Abortion Rights Campaign...

Dec 28 2020 7:14 pm
Saudi Arabia: Loujain Al-Hathloul sentenced in 'deeply flawed' trial

Women’s rights activist sentenced to five years and eight months in prison After more than 900 days in detention Al-Hathloul could see early release in March “This sentencing, while partially...

Dec 23 2020 8:16 pm
Ethiopia: At least 100 dead in latest surge of violence against ethnic minorities

Responding to the horrifying killing of at least 100 people by armed assailants in Ethiopia’s Benishangul-Gumuz Region on the morning of 23 December, Netsanet Belay, Research and Advocacy Director of...

Dec 22 2020 9:54 am
Northern Ireland: Critical Police Ombudsman report on policing of Black Lives Matter protests must spur action by PSNI

Responding to today's critical report by the Police Ombudsman of Northern Ireland on PSNI policing of Black Lives Matter protests, Patrick Corrigan, Northern Ireland Programme Director of Amnesty...

Dec 20 2020 11:59 pm
UK/Iran: daughters of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori want parents 'home for Christmas'

Elika, daughter of detained dual-national Ashoori, shown discussing emotional heartache with Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s daughter Gabriella Two daughters bake cakes together, while Gabriella makes Christmas...

Dec 18 2020 5:57 pm
Iran: Stop execution of man arrested at 16 and forced to 'confess' to murder under torture

Mohammad Hassan Rezaiee, 30, has spent more than 12 years on death row and will be executed 'next week' As a child he was forced to ‘confess’ to murder after being beaten, kicked, punched and whipped...

Dec 17 2020 10:36 am
COVID-19: Authorities commit human rights abuses in 60 countries under pretext of controlling pandemic - new report

In Dominican Republic - 85,000 people detained in three-month period Rubber bullets fired at people ‘loitering’ on streets during lockdown in South Africa ‘Security forces all over the world are...

Dec 17 2020 10:22 am
Denmark: 'Historic day' as law passes to recognise that sex without consent is rape

Denmark is only the 12th country in Europe to recognise sex without consent as rape Responding to the passing of a bill in Denmark’s Parliament today that, once law, will recognise that sex without...

Dec 16 2020 4:19 pm
UK: Channel Islands must not allow spy firms 'Wild West' access to phone networks

In response to an investigation by The Bureau of Investigation Journalism (TBIJ) and The Guardian that found surveillance companies are working with telecoms companies in the Channel Islands in an...