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Jan 31 2021 5:03 pm
RUSSIA: Amnesty demands immediate release of protesters arrested at Navalny rallies

Amnesty International is calling for the immediate and unconditional release of the hundreds of protesters detained today in Moscow and other Russian cities. Today’s arrests and violent dispersals...

Jan 29 2021 4:09 pm
Indonesia: two men publicly flogged 77 times for same-sex 'offences'

Two men caned 77 times each in ‘cruel’ punishment in front of 100-strong crowd Aceh is only province of Indonesia where floggings take place, with at least 254 people flogged last year ‘No-one...

Jan 29 2021 3:13 pm
Northern Ireland: Early abortion services to be reinstated from Monday

Amnesty welcomes South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust’s return to providing early abortion services Call on Brandon Lewis to intervene after ‘extraordinary’ human rights breaches ‘Health...

Jan 29 2021 2:17 pm
UK: Stansted 15 appeal verdict a 'good day for justice'

Activists peacefully attempted to prevent the deportation of 60 people at Stansted Airport in 2017 ‘The Stansted 15 will take their place in the history books as human rights defenders who bravely...

Jan 29 2021 12:56 pm
Northern Ireland: Public inquiry call as mother and baby home survivors meet to plan campaign for justice

Follow-up meeting of survivors to be held next Thursday ‘Not only is a public inquiry firmly on the table, survivors want to get around that table to ensure the inquiry has the powers to deliver truth...

Jan 28 2021 3:49 pm
Yemen: Biden's temporary suspension of arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE 'a welcome relief'

“The suspension of arms sales by the US is a step in the right direction and ups the pressure on European countries - most notably the UK and France - to follow suit” – Philippe Nassif Responding to...

Jan 28 2021 2:24 pm
Russia: 'Brutal' government crackdown on Navalny supporters ahead of further protests

Dozens of supporters of Aleksei Navalny targeted in crackdown Maria Alyokhina of punk band Pussy Riot among those detained “This wave of reprisals is obviously aimed at repressing growing popular...

Jan 28 2021 12:05 pm
Nigeria: Cover up of Lekki Toll Gate massacre continues, 100 days after killings

Nigerian authorities continue to cover up the truth about the brutal crackdown by security forces on peaceful #EndSARS protesters that led to the Lekki Toll Gate massacre, Amnesty International...

Jan 28 2021 7:32 am
Poland: Roll back of reproductive rights is dark day for Polish women

Following the publication by the Polish Constitutional Tribunal of the ruling invalidating the constitutionality of access to abortion on the ground of “severe and irreversible foetal defect or...

Jan 27 2021 9:08 pm
Sri Lanka: UK must spearhead international push for justice following damning UN report

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) must take urgent steps to address the worsening human rights situation in Sri Lanka Amnesty International said today, following the release of a damning UN report...