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Dec 31 2021 12:01 am
Covid-19: wealthy countries and pharma companies have 'catastrophically failed' over equal vaccine access

Despite pledges, Pfizer and Moderna delivering less than 1% of their stock to low-income countries The world has produced billions of vaccines, yet only 7% of people in low-income countries have...

Dec 29 2021 12:14 pm
Hong Kong: Stand News shuts down following 'chilling' arrests

Responding to the arrests of current and former senior executives and board members of Hong Kong media outlet Stand News for alleged “seditious publication” this morning, Kyle Ward, Amnesty...

Dec 29 2021 11:14 am
Russia: closure of human rights group highlights accelerating attacks on civil society

Closure of Human Rights Center Memorial comes a day after its sister organisation was ordered to disband by the Supreme Court The organisations are among the oldest and most respected human rights...

Dec 28 2021 11:38 am
Russia: Closure of International Memorial is a 'blatant attack on civil society'

Russia’s Supreme Court shuts down human rights organisation Founded in 1989, International Memorial is one of Russia’s most respected civil society organisations in the country ‘The decision to shut...

Dec 21 2021 9:24 am
Japan: three prisoners hanged in 'abhorrent' resumption of executions

First executions in country for two years Death row inmates typically told of their execution only shortly beforehand ‘Today’s abhorrent resumption of executions is a damning indictment of this...

Dec 20 2021 12:01 am
Belarus/EU: Authorities playing 'sordid game' with asylum-seekers and migrants - new evidence

Harrowing testimonies expose brutal violence from Belarusian and Polish forces against asylum-seekers and migrants People including children have been beaten with batons, rifle butts, punched with...

Dec 17 2021 7:02 pm
Geneva: no agreement in talks on regulating killer robots

‘Government leaders need to draw a moral and legal line for humanity against the killing of people by machines’ - Richard Moyes The Stop Killer Robots coalition - which includes Amnesty International...

Dec 16 2021 12:51 pm
Amnesty Media Awards 2022: judges announced as entries close in just over a month

First wave of judges announced Closing date for entries is 20 January 2022: Amnesty International UK has announced the first…

Dec 16 2021 11:47 am
Ethiopia: new wave of atrocities in Western Tigray

Amhara security forces are responsible for a surge of mass detentions, killings and forced expulsions of ethnic Tigrayans in the Western Tigray territory of northern Ethiopia, Amnesty International...

Dec 15 2021 5:52 pm
Myanmar: Military starving civilians in 'brutal' anti-resistance campaign

The Myanmar military has been obstructing civilians’ access to crucial aid and medical supplies as part of its suppression of armed resistance to February coup, Amnesty International said today (17...