Jul 31 2020 11:33 am
Cambodia/Thailand: Villagers' court victory a 'watershed moment' for corporate accountability in Southeast Asia

Responding to today’s decision by the Bangkok South Civil Court to grant Class Action Lawsuit status to more than 700 Cambodian families who are suing Thai sugar giant Mitr Phol after being forcibly...

Jul 31 2020 11:10 am
Iran: leaked letters reveal coronavirus prisons crisis despite 'no deaths' claim

Leaked official documents obtained by Amnesty International reveal that the Iranian Government has ignored repeated pleas by senior prison officials for additional resources to control the spread of...

Jul 31 2020 10:05 am
Northern Ireland: Contact tracing App sets benchmark for data privacy

STOPCOVIDNI App uses a privacy-preserving decentralised model Amnesty welcomes move by the Northern Ireland government following concerns raised earlier this year ‘The Northern Ireland tracing App now...

Jul 30 2020 5:14 pm
Newcastle United deal was always 'blatant' Saudi sportswashing

‘Looking ahead, there needs to be a rule change to ensure the Premier League’s Owners’ and Directors’ test provides proper scrutiny’ - Peter Frankental Responding to news that Saudi Arabia's Public...

Jul 30 2020 1:53 pm
Hong Kong: Disqualification of pro-democracy candidates 'reeks of political repression'

Responding to the disqualification earlier today of 12 pro-democracy candidates from running in Hong Kong’s forthcoming Legislative Council elections, Lam Cho Ming, Amnesty International Hong Kong’s...

Jul 30 2020 9:29 am
Hong Kong: 'Alarming' national security arrests over social media posts

Responding to the arrest of four Hong Kong student activists for “inciting secession” under the city’s new national security law for recent social media posts, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty International...

Jul 29 2020 11:59 pm
Iraq: 2,000 traumatised Yezidi children abandoned after ISIS captivity - new report

Girls systematically raped, while boys tortured and made to fight with ISIS Angelina Jolie recently raised plight issue of traumatised Yezidi children at UN Hundreds of Yezidi women also separated...

Jul 29 2020 4:49 pm
Indonesia: Two women whipped 100 times for selling sex online

Floggings reportedly took place in front of dozens of onlookers 37 whipping sentences handed down in province of Aceh already this year ‘It’s a punishment that must never be normalised nor tolerated’...

Jul 24 2020 9:36 am
New Zealand: Award-winning Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani granted visa

Behrouz Boochani, an award-winning journalist from Iran who is known for his work reporting on human rights abuses, has been granted asylum in New Zealand. In November last year, he was invited to...

Jul 23 2020 12:32 pm
Adwoa Aboah, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Dua Lipa, Gemma Chan and Olivia Colman join thousands in urging the Government to ensure equal protection for all domestic abuse survivors

A 30,000-strong petition will be delivered to the Home Secretary today, calling for domestic abuse laws to provide safety for migrant women MPs voted against amendments that would have provided...