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Jun 23 2020 10:48 am
Niger: 100-day detention of three activists highlights increasing crackdown on dissenting voices

Human rights defenders languishing in jail for organising a protest to demand an investigation into misuse of funds by Niger’s Ministry of Defence Amnesty has recorded 27 arrests of activists and...

Jun 23 2020 10:00 am
USA: scale of police violence during Black Lives Matter protests revealed

Interactive map based on open-source research shows police violence in 80% of states Protester in Philadelphia describes police pulling down protesters’ masks, then spraying and gassing them Amnesty...

Jun 22 2020 5:51 pm
Libya: 'long overdue' UN fact-finding team welcomed

Amnesty International has welcomed a resolution from the United Nations Human Rights Council today to establish a fact-finding mission to investigate human rights violations by all parties to the...

Jun 22 2020 10:23 am
NSO Group spyware used against Moroccan journalist - new investigation

Award-winning journalist Omar Radi was targeted with notorious Pegasus spyware days after Israel tech firm pledged to abide by human rights standards Spyware already used against numerous journalists...

Jun 19 2020 12:31 pm
'Pride Inside' online LGBTI+ festival line-up announced

Amnesty International, UK Black Pride, ParaPride, Gendered Intelligence and Stonewall are bringing Pride celebrations online this year When? Sunday 28 June – Friday 10 July 2020 Where? https:/...

Jun 19 2020 12:21 pm
Malaysia: Threat to force 269 Rohingya boat people back to sea is a 'new low'

Vessel landed at Langkawi island on 8 June, with woman’s dead body and many survivors barely able to walk Coastguard says it has pushed other boats back out to sea ‘This is an unprecedented and...

Jun 18 2020 3:16 pm
Amnesty gives cautious welcome to UK government U-turn on contact tracing app

Amnesty International UK has given a cautious welcome to news that the UK Government is planning to abandon its previous plans for a centralised COVID-19 contact tracing app in favour of a Google...

Jun 18 2020 11:06 am
Egypt: medics arrested for speaking out over COVID-19 failings

Six doctors and two pharmacists arrested, and medics transferred to quarantine hospitals for speaking out Pregnant doctor detained after her phone used to report coronavirus case ‘The Egyptian...

Jun 18 2020 10:50 am
Amnesty calls for condemnation of far-right violence after clashes in Glasgow

Amnesty International today urged authorities in Scotland to take all feasible measures to ensure the protection of peaceful protesters and respect their right to freedom of assembly in the face of...

Jun 17 2020 11:00 pm
Nigeria: Shell still failing to clean up pollution in Niger Delta

Only 11% of contaminated sites have even seen clean-up operations begin Thousands of Ogoni people still facing serious health risks, some unable to access safe drinking water Supreme Court to hear...