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Nov 24 2020 4:51 pm
Saudi Arabia: Loujain al-Hathloul trial resumes tomorrow

Fresh call on authorities to release women’s rights activist held since May 2018 Al-Hathloul has been on hunger strike for almost a month Authorities should allow diplomats and journalists to attend...

Nov 24 2020 2:34 pm
Egypt: Gasser Abdel-Razek subjected to cruel treatment in jail

EIPR Director held in cold cell in solitary, denied warm clothing and exercise, and had head shaved First case of reprisal against activists for engaging with Western diplomats Amnesty launches new...

Nov 23 2020 11:59 pm
Iraq: closure of IDP camps putting thousands stigmatised as 'ISIS sympathisers' at risk - new report

‘Marked for life’ report calls for halt to hasty camp closures Those detained in anti-ISIS sweeps have suffered years of detention and mistreatment ‘Nothing is bigger and more dangerous than someone...

Nov 23 2020 3:00 pm
Northern Ireland: Amnesty criticises PSNI decision to roll out spit hoods despite risk to officers and public

Policing Board has recommended spit hoods are withdrawn from use ‘The decision to roll out spit hoods, rather than withdraw them from use as advised by the Policing Board, is extraordinary.’ - Patrick...

Nov 23 2020 1:49 pm
COVID-19: Oxford vaccine a boost for global access, but inequality fears remain

Oxford/AstraZeneca’s deal for low and middle-income country distribution welcomed Big pharma has responsibility to respect human rights ‘Governments and companies need to start prioritising access for...

Nov 22 2020 1:13 pm
Northern Ireland: Journalist Patricia Devlin threatens legal action against PSNI for failing to investigate threats

Northern Ireland journalist Patricia Devlin has written to the Chief Constable of the PSNI threatening legal action unless he provides assurances that the PSNI will conduct an immediate and effective...

Nov 20 2020 5:09 pm
Egypt: authorities must release activists detained in 'unprecedented' crackdown

(L-R: Mohamed Basheer, Gasser Abdel-Razek and Karim Ennarah; credit: Amnesty International/EIPR) Three members of respected Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights group arrested in space of five days...

Nov 20 2020 1:14 pm
Northern Ireland: Police report reveals 'worrying' rate of hate crime

PSNI report outlines that there were 936 racist incidents and 626 racist crimes recorded by the police in the 12 months to the end of March 2020 More than six hate-motivated incidents or crimes...

Nov 20 2020 12:10 pm
Bangladesh: Plan to relocate hundreds of Rohingya to remote island must be dropped

Bay of Bengal silt island not declared safe for human habitation Refugees in Cox’s Bazar say they’ve been coerced into registering for relocation ‘The Bangladeshi authorities must let the UN carry out...

Nov 19 2020 5:10 pm
Northern Ireland: Civil society groups brief Biden Transition Team on Brexit threat to human rights and equality

Briefing note for the Biden-Harris Transition Team: Brexit and the protection of the Good Friday Agreement, human rights and equality laws in Northern Ireland Representatives of civic society groups...