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Jun 30 2021 1:00 pm
Hong Kong: 'Human Rights Emergency' declared on first anniversary of National Security Law

Legislation imposed by Beijing was implemented one year ago and at least 118 arrested since law came into force Chinese-style imprisonment sees people being jailed before they are convicted and...

Jun 29 2021 4:09 pm
Russia: raids on Proekt are 'another brazen attack' on independent media

Outlet had announced publication of investigation into alleged unlawful enrichment by interior minister’s family Editor-in-chief Roman Badanin investigated over four-year-old libel case Raids ‘part of...

Jun 29 2021 8:01 am
UK: Amnesty brings 'conversion therapy' torture ban message to Downing Street

UK-wide bans on LGBT+ 'conversion therapy' should be urgently introduced, Amnesty International UK will tell the Government today, as the Prime Minister hosts a Pride reception at 10 Downing Street...

Jun 28 2021 1:16 pm
UK: Home Office continues ‘cruel’ plans against people seeking asylum

Responding to reports that the Home Secretary is seeking powers to send people seeking asylum in the UK to be processed in an offshore hub, Tom Davies, Refugees Campaign Manager at Amnesty...

Jun 25 2021 2:03 pm
Belarus: Roman Protasevich placed under house arrest in 'cynical ploy'

Responding to reports that journalist Roman Protasevich and his partner Sofya Sapega have been moved from pre-trial detention to house arrest in Belarus, Marie Struthers, Amnesty International’s...

Jun 24 2021 5:47 pm
Palestine: activist Nizar Banat's death in custody 'raises serious alarm'

Investigation into Hebron activist’s death after ‘brutal’ arrest must be impartial Palestinian security forces were reportedly ‘after him’ over his public criticism ‘Nizar Banat was a known critic of...

Jun 24 2021 1:00 am
Israeli police used 'ruthless excessive force' against Palestinian protesters - new research

‘Discriminatory crackdown’ allowed Jewish supremacists to freely organise their own violent demonstrations ‘Tonight we are not Jews, we are Nazis’ - Jewish supremacists circulated extremist social...

Jun 23 2021 3:02 pm
Czech Republic: 'Reckless' use of knee restraint during Roma man's arrest must be investigated

‘The use of this unlawful technique is a brutal means of control and is a significant danger to people’ - Barbora Cernuakova Responding to the death of a Roma man in the Czech Republic after a police...

Jun 23 2021 12:26 pm
Dalian Atkinson verdict must be a 'watershed moment' for police to show black lives matter

‘The multiple and sustained Taser shocks used against Dalian Atkinson were part of a toxic cocktail of abusive and discriminatory policing’ - Oliver Feeley-Sprague Black people eight times more likely...

Jun 23 2021 1:00 am
Greece: Fresh evidence of violence against refugees and migrants - new report

Testimonies from 16 people describe torture and illegal pushbacks One group deliberately left stranded on river island for days ‘Violent pushbacks have become the de facto Greek border control policy...