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Apr 28 2022 5:30 pm
UK: New policing and asylum laws mark 'deeply sad day' for human rights

Highly controversial new laws given royal assent today ‘These oppressive laws are a grave assault on people’s basic human rights’ - Sacha Deshmukh In response to highly contested legislation being...

Apr 27 2022 7:36 pm
UK: Priti Patel's racist Nationality and Borders Bill 'drags the UK's reputation through the mud'

Nationality and Borders Bill passed today The Bill will create significant obstacles, penalties and harms to people seeking asylum in the UK ‘The UK government has ripped up the Refugee Convention – a...

Apr 27 2022 9:28 am
UK: Dark day for civil liberties as 'deeply-authoritarian' Policing Bill passed by Lords

Responding to the passing of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, Sacha Deshmukh, Amnesty International UK’s CEO, said: “This is dark day for civil liberties in the UK. This deeply...

Apr 27 2022 8:34 am
Singapore: Execution of man with learning disability is a 'disgraceful act' by the government

Responding to the execution of Malaysian national Nagaenthran Dharmalingam in Singapore, Erwin van der Borght, Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific Regional Director, said: “The execution of...

Apr 26 2022 2:00 pm
UK: David Cameron's defence of the Prevent programme is 'shockingly misplaced'

Report by the think tank Policy Exchange out today on the Prevent programme Controversial counter-terrorism programme overwhelmingly directed at children and young people ‘The report should have...

Apr 26 2022 11:59 am
Tech: Twitter 'must not willfully turn a blind eye to violent and abusive speech'

Responding to news that billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has bought Twitter for $44bn (£34.5bn), Michael Kleinman, Director of Technology and Human Rights at Amnesty International USA, said:...

Apr 25 2022 5:53 pm
Turkey: Aggravated life sentence for Osman Kavala a 'devastating blow' for human rights

Osman has been arbitrarily detained in Istanbul’s high security Silivri prison for more than four years Trumped up charges against Osman related to Gezi Park protests and the 2016 coup attempt...

Apr 25 2022 5:35 pm
El Salvador: State of emergency has created a 'perfect storm' of human rights violations

State of emergency imposed last month has been extended Children aged between 12 and 16 are subject to prison sentences of up to 10 years ‘The government must stop its hostile posturing’ - Erika...

Apr 24 2022 6:12 pm
UK/Yemen: 'Huge relief' as British man Luke Symons released from Yemen jail after five torturous years

Responding to news that Cardiff man Luke Symons has been released from detention in Yemen after being held without trial for five years, Eilidh Macpherson, Amnesty International UK’s Individuals at...

Apr 23 2022 10:18 am
European Union: Digital Services Act agreement a 'watershed moment' for internet regulation

The political agreement on the Digital Services Act (DSA) that was reached by co-legislators is a landmark moment in the history of Internet regulation, Amnesty International has said today. The DSA...