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May 31 2021 1:29 pm
China: three-child policy does not 'respect' people's life choices

Responding to news that the Chinese government is set to allow married couples to have up to three children, raising it from the current limit of two, Joshua Rosenzweig, Head of Amnesty International...

May 28 2021 5:08 pm
Qatar: whereabouts of detained Kenyan labour activist must be revealed

Security guard Malcolm Bidali held in solitary confinement in undisclosed location after apparent phishing attack by authorities Activist detained after giving presentation to trade union and civil...

May 27 2021 12:22 pm
UK: 'Reckless' new plan on immigration sees major decline in processing asylum claims

Quarterly immigration statistics published by Home Office today Long outstanding asylum claims 50% higher than a year ago ‘The Home Office’s new asylum rules are reckless and impractical’ - Steve...

May 27 2021 9:44 am
Yemen: Huthis forced tortured journalists and religious minorities into exile - new report

Huthis unlawfully detained and tortured journalists and Baha’is for up to seven years, before banishing them in UN-brokered deals Detainees said they were tortured simply for asking for food or water...

May 26 2021 3:51 pm
Saudi Arabia: Google must halt plans to establish Cloud region in country

Nearly 40 human rights groups issue joint-call opposing tech giant’s move Google has failed to demonstrate its due diligence, including measures to prevent further state targeting of dissidents ‘Saudi...

May 26 2021 2:58 pm
Northern Ireland: Amnesty welcomes new Ombudsman investigation into policing of the Black Lives Matter protest

Responding to reports that the Police Ombudsman of Northern Ireland is investigating a complaint from a member of the public who was involved in a Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest at Guildhall Square...

May 26 2021 12:20 am
Northern Ireland Abortion: Failure to commission services heads to court

Amnesty International and Informing Choices NI join the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission challenge on the lack of commissioning abortion services in the region ‘We should not be back in court...

May 25 2021 6:46 pm
Belarus: Urgent action needed to free Roman Protasevich after 'horrifying' forced confession

Amnesty International launches urgent action following televised statement by Roman Protasevich in which he appears distraught and injured Roman and his partner Sofia Sapega remain at risk of torture...

May 25 2021 5:23 pm
Occupied East Jerusalem: Israel should scrap Silwan forced evictions plans

Seven Palestinian families face eviction orders in district targeted by settlers Jerusalem District Court set to hear appeal tomorrow ‘Israel is fanning the flames of the latest upsurge in violence’ -...

May 25 2021 4:19 pm
UK: Landmark ruling confirms GCHQ mass surveillance violated human rights

Judgment comes after eight-year legal battle sparked by Edward Snowden revelations UK intelligence agencies unlawfully spied on Amnesty’s communications ‘The unfettered harvesting and processing of...