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Feb 17 2020 10:53 am
Myanmar: 'Outrageous' convictions for satirical poets' Facebook posts

Responding to news that three members of the Peacock Generation poetry troupe were today sentenced to six months in prison for “online defamation” for sharing their performances on social media...

Feb 14 2020 3:14 pm
Nigeria: military torches villages as Boko Haram attacks escalate

Nigerian military’s brutal tactics should be investigated as possible war crimes Analysis of satellite images and fire data reveals whole villages burned down ‘We saw our houses go into flames’ – 70...

Feb 14 2020 10:52 am
Philippines: Eleven arrested in new wave of attacks on 'war on drugs' critics

Responding to news that arrest warrants have been issued in the Philippines against 11 people for criticising the government’s ‘war on drugs’, Butch Olano, Amnesty International Philippines Section...

Feb 13 2020 3:39 pm
Somalia: journalists 'under siege' in spate of killings and censorship during Farmajo presidency - new report

Journalists shot dead by police and killed in car bomb attacks, others have been forced to flee the country Amnesty International concerned about suppression of media freedom ahead of this year’s...

Feb 13 2020 2:00 pm
Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories: UN list of settlement businesses is important step toward accountability

Major digital tourism companies Airbnb, TripAdvisor, Expedia and Booking.com among more than 100 named ‘The publication of this list is a timely reminder that settlements are illegal and must never be...

Feb 12 2020 12:36 pm
Kaiser Chiefs announce intimate one-off show in aid of Amnesty International

Multi-award-winning band to perform as part of exclusive event in partnership with Richer Sounds and Richer Unsigned on Saturday 18 April 2020 Dingwalls show will see 100% of ticket price donated to...

Feb 12 2020 11:11 am
Ireland: Amnesty in 'Refugees Welcome' partnership with Bohemian FC

Amnesty Ireland have partnered with Dublin’s Bohemian Football Club to call for an end to the country's Direct Provision system. The League of Ireland Premier Division team’s new away shirt highlights...

Feb 11 2020 7:04 pm
Sudan: al-Bashir handover to ICC necessary move for justice for victims

Reacting to reports that the authorities in Sudan are considering handing over former President Omar al-Bashir and other indicted individuals to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to answer...

Feb 11 2020 4:27 pm
Northern Ireland: first same-sex marriage takes place

**Cáitlín and Holly in the above video are another same-sex couple amongst the first to be married legally in Northern Ireland** ‘This is a moment Northern Ireland will remember forever’ - Patrick...

Feb 11 2020 1:09 pm
UK: Jamaica deportation a 'cruel' exile of people from their homes and families

A deportation flight to Jamaica took off from the UK in the early hours of this morning with an estimated 20 people on board. The deportation comes after a court of appeal judge ordered the Home...