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Mar 30 2020 1:43 pm
Turkey: Imprisoned journalists and human rights defenders at risk of coronavirus must urgently be released

Amnesty and a number of other organisations have released a joint statement Calls on Turkish government to release innocent prisoners as well as those vulnerable to the virus, including the elderly...

Mar 29 2020 10:21 am
Iran: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe prison leave extended - Amnesty renews calls to 'end ordeal'

Responding to news that the British national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has had her temporary release from Tehran’s Evin Prison extended by two weeks amid the coronavirus outbreak, Kate Allen, Amnesty...

Mar 27 2020 2:44 pm
Hungary: Emergency coronavirus law must not give Orbán 'indefinite and uncontrolled' powers

People could face five years in jail for infringing sweeping new powers Viktor Orbán has previously curtailed human rights and stoked hostility towards marginalised groups ‘This new law must not...

Mar 27 2020 12:36 pm
Cambodia: overcrowded prisons are 'ticking time bomb'

Coronavirus could sweep through squalid prisons and drug ‘rehabilitation’ centres Country’s largest jail five times over capacity, with prisoners sleeping on their sides Authorities reportedly...

Mar 25 2020 6:33 pm
USA: Coronavirus doesn't give states the right to limit abortion access

As Texas moves to aggressively roll back abortion rights as part of its coronavirus response, Amnesty International USA warns against using the pandemic as a cover for an anti-human rights agenda...

Mar 25 2020 4:02 pm
UK: Protective equipment shortages 'incredibly worrying' during coronavirus response

Amid reports of severe ongoing shortages of personal protective equipment for NHS and health workers responding to Covid-19, Amnesty International UK is urging the Government to ensure good-quality...

Mar 25 2020 3:57 pm
Northern Ireland: Abortion regulations fail to protect women during Covid-19 crisis

Amnesty International has welcomed the publication of regulations for the provision of abortion services in Northern Ireland but warned that they will fail to keep women safe during the current health...

Mar 25 2020 12:42 pm
Israel/Palestine: court asked to lift 'absurd' travel ban on Amnesty campaigner

For past six months, Israel has barred Laith Abu Zeyad from travelling for undisclosed ‘security reasons’ Campaigner prevented from seeing his dying mother in December ‘The notion that Laith Abu Zeyad...

Mar 24 2020 6:12 pm
UK: Government must consider alternatives to detention following prison lockdown

Following an announcement that prisons in England and Wales have been put on “immediate lockdown” due to the latest coronavirus prevention measures, Amnesty International UK is urging the Government...

Mar 24 2020 12:31 pm
Colombia: Fears over 'precarious' situation of prisoners in overcrowded jails

More than 120,000 prisoners held in jails with capacity of only 80,000 Authorities must prevent infection among prison population, including by early releases ‘We must leave no one behind in the face...