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Jan 13 2022 12:26 pm
El Salvador: Pegasus spyware used against journalists

Amnesty confirms 35 cases of journalists and members of civil society whose phones were infected with Pegasus, the notorious spyware from Israeli surveillance company NSO Group A joint investigation...

Jan 13 2022 11:37 am
Germany/Syria: life sentence for former intelligence officer is 'historic victory'

Anwar Raslan found guilty of crimes against humanity, including torture of detainees in infamous Branch 251 detention centre Case follows jailing of another Syrian in Germany last year ‘States across...

Jan 13 2022 8:57 am
Egypt: women's rights activist Amal Fathy jailed for highlighting sexual harassment

Prominent activist sentenced to year in prison for Facebook video critical of authorities’ failure to protect women from sexual harassment ‘Criticising the government’s failure to address sexual...

Jan 12 2022 1:34 pm
Poland: 'Witch-hunt' against LGBTI activists must end after rainbow halo case

LGBTI campaigners Elżbieta, Anna and Joanna were tried for ‘offending religious beliefs’ Trio faced two years in jail after sharing posters depicting Virgin Mary with rainbow-coloured halo ‘The...

Jan 11 2022 9:31 pm
Kazakhstan protests - 'crisis is far from over'

Almost 10,000 have been arrested since protests began Authorities must release arbitrarily detained protestors and respect human rights amid ongoing unrest ‘The silence of the authorities regarding...

Jan 10 2022 7:31 pm
Australia: Djokovic saga sheds light on government's 'shameful refugee policies'

Responding to the judgement delivered in tennis star Novak Djokovic’s appeal against the Australian government’s decision to cancel his visa, Dr Graham Thom, Amnesty International Australia’s Refugee...

Jan 07 2022 4:40 pm
Guantánamo: renewed call for closure of infamous prison ahead of 20th anniversary

Tuesday 11 January marks 20 years since first detainees were taken to the military base under President Bush ‘President Biden must uphold his commitment to close Guantánamo once and for all’ - Daphne...

Jan 07 2022 3:01 pm
Kazakhstan: president's 'fire without warning' announcement is recipe for disaster

Thousands reportedly in detention amid fears of large death toll Russian and other troops mobilised against unspecified ‘external threat’ ‘This blanket order not to provide warning is extremely...

Jan 07 2022 1:46 pm
Poland: Pegasus spyware used to hack Polish senator - 'shocking but not surprising'

Powerful spyware from the Israeli surveillance company NSO Group was used to hack Krzysztof Brejza multiple times in 2019 Amnesty International has independently confirmed that Pegasus spyware was...

Jan 07 2022 12:21 pm
Amnesty Media Awards 2022: Krishnan Guru-Murthy announced as host

Judges for each category announced Closing date for entries is 20 January 2022: Amnesty International UK is pleased to announce…