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Dec 16 2020 12:20 pm
Belarus: Witness in police killing of protester faces life sentence

Henadz Shutau shot in the head by police following peaceful protest against disputed re-election of President Alyaksandr Lukashenka Witness Alyaksandr Kardyukou now faces a sentence of life in prison...

Dec 15 2020 9:53 pm
Nigeria: Authorities must act immediately to rescue abducted children and ensure schools are made safer

Boko Haram claimed responsibility for abduction of over 500 boarding students in Northwest Nigeria ‘Attacks on schools and abductions of children are war crimes’ - Osai Ojigho Responding to Boko Haram...

Dec 15 2020 12:10 pm
Hungary: Homophobic discriminatory bill and constitutional amendments pass

Reacting to the Hungarian parliament’s decision to adopt a law that will strip non-married couples of the right to adoption and two constitutional amendments which further restrict the rights of LGBTI...

Dec 14 2020 12:08 pm
Hungary: Homophobic adoption bill part of ongoing attack on LGBTI+ community

The Hungarian Parliament is expected to vote on a bill tomorrow which would prohibit adoption for non-married couples and further restrict the rights of LGBTI+ people in the country. Ahead of tomorrow...

Dec 12 2020 2:19 pm
Iran: execution of journalist Rouhollah Zam is shocking

Zam hanged without warning in apparent attempt to thwart international campaign to save his life Journalist had been living in asylum in France until his abduction during visit to Iraq last year ‘We...

Dec 11 2020 4:13 pm
Argentina: historic vote to legalise abortion strongly welcomed

Chamber of Deputies vote means issue now goes to Senate which could ‘make history’ ‘The legalisation of abortion saves lives’ - Mariela Belski Amnesty International has strongly welcomed the...

Dec 10 2020 11:59 pm
UK should commit to global ban on torture equipment as part of Brexit

UK set to leave EU system overseeing ban on torture equipment UN meeting today will discuss global regulations needed to combat torture trade ‘The UK’s torture trade controls could be left weakened...

Dec 10 2020 10:31 am
Armenia/Azerbaijan: Decapitation and war crimes in gruesome videos must be urgently investigated

Amnesty confirms war crimes committed by Both Azerbaijani and Armenian forces during recent Nagorno-Karabakh conflict Twenty-two videos analysed by Amnesty depict killings, beatings and desecration of...

Dec 09 2020 11:59 pm
Airbnb share listing: company is 'deeply compromised' by Israeli settlement properties

Online tourist giant makes no mention of settlement operations in ‘risk factors’ declaration Company has backtracked over removing 200 settlement properties from its listings ‘Airbnb needs to do right...

Dec 09 2020 12:11 pm
Turkey: Students facing three-years in jail for celebrating Pride must be acquitted

Students face up to three years in jail in trial starting on Human Rights Day Celebrities and influencers Riyadh Khalaf, Jessica Kellgren Fozard, Russell T Davies, Char Ellesse and Matty Healy among...