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Mar 23 2020 4:53 pm
Yemen: Huthi-run court upholds death sentence against Baha'i man

Hamid Haydara, prisoner of conscience of Baha’i faith, originally arrested in 2013 and subjected to unfair five-year trial process ‘There is no question that Hamid Haydara is being sentenced to death...

Mar 23 2020 4:23 pm
UK: Coronavirus bill must put human rights at centre of response - new briefing

UK Parliament today will debate the emergency Coronavirus Bill Amnesty is calling on the Government to ensure human rights are at the centre of all efforts 'These are extraordinary times, which...

Mar 23 2020 3:24 pm
New abortion pill measures a 'necessary step' - must extend to Northern Ireland

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has approved new measures allowing women to take both abortion pills at home as part of Covid-19 response Amnesty International UK is calling for the measures to be...

Mar 20 2020 6:30 pm
Egypt: Call for release of at-risk prisoners amid coronavirus crisis

Prisoners already held in inhumane conditions in overcrowded jails Booker-shortlisted novelist Ahdaf Soueif among those arrested after protests this week Amid rising fears over the spread of...

Mar 20 2020 4:49 pm
Qatar: migrant workers in overcrowded camps at grave risk from COVID-19

Workers in Doha’s Industrial Area reportedly in lockdown Social distancing impossible in cramped, unsanitary accommodation camps ‘Migrant workers trapped in camps … are at particular risk of exposure...

Mar 20 2020 12:06 pm
India: execution of Delhi bus murderers won't end violence against women

INDIA: EXECUTION OF DELHI BUS MURDERERS WON’T END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN First executions in India in nearly five years Expert committee had previously warned against death penalty in sexual offence...

Mar 19 2020 4:20 pm
UK: Emergency powers must protect the most vulnerable

The Government has set out new emergency powers in its Coronavirus Bill ‘Amnesty will be closely monitoring the progression and implementation of the Bill to ensure that the response remains...

Mar 19 2020 2:14 pm
Iran: prisoner pardons welcome, but hundreds more who should be free remain in jail

Responding to an announcement yesterday by the Iranian authorities that pardons will be granted to prisoners convicted of “security” offences who have a five-year prison sentence or less, and that...

Mar 19 2020 2:04 pm
UK: Windrush report 'paints disturbing picture' of decades of harmful Home Office policy and practice

Amnesty urges the Government to act on recommendations from the review ‘The recent Immigration Bill does nothing to address the continued injustice, racism and harm caused by the immigration system’ –...

Mar 18 2020 5:15 pm
USA: ban on asylum-seekers from Mexico due to coronavirus is 'fear-mongering'

Trump administration reportedly considering new restrictions Amnesty, Human Rights First and Physicians for Human Rights have written to governors and health officials in 13 states Move ‘has nothing...