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May 31 2022 6:01 pm
Myanmar: 150,000 displaced and hundreds killed during military attacks in Eastern States - new report

Military onslaught in Kayin and Kayah States includes war crimes and likely crimes against humanity Displaced people living in desperate conditions lack food and health care ‘The international...

May 31 2022 2:42 pm
Wales: Cardiff comedy night will shine spotlight on UK nationals jailed in Iran

Top comics Stephen Bailey, Eleanor Tiernan, Carl Donnelly and Clint Edwards set to star at annual comedy event Previous events have focused on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe - this year’s will highlight...

May 31 2022 11:03 am
Covid-19: Pandemic restrictions magnified discrimination against marginalised groups - new report

Report reveals ‘a grossly disproportionate effect on those who already faced systematic discrimination’ 71% of civil society organisations surveyed said people from the marginalised communities they...

May 30 2022 10:04 am
UK: Tiananmen square vigils to be held in London and Edinburgh

Amnesty events in cities around the world including San Francisco and Seoul Activists demand justice for those killed in Beijing on 4 June 1989, and protest the ongoing crackdown on Hong Kong’s annual...

May 28 2022 3:27 pm
China: UN must do more to address crimes against humanity in Xinjiang

Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has concluded a six-day visit to China Bachelet received appeals from Uyghurs about missing family members believed to be detained and said...

May 26 2022 3:08 pm
UK: Home Office introduce citizenship fee waiver after 'years of raking in millions of pounds'

Home Office will stop profiting from those who cannot afford the child citizenship fees of £1,012 Current administrative costs are £416 per application meaning £596 profit is made by Home Office from...

May 26 2022 1:19 pm
UK: high-level panel discussion to be held on Israeli apartheid

Event comes after landmark Amnesty report earlier this year Discussion will explore ways activists can help dismantle Israel’s racist system of oppression against Palestinians Amnesty International...

May 26 2022 12:17 pm
UK: Priti Patel accused of 'disastrous leadership' as asylum backlog increases again

New 2022 Q1 immigration figures show backlog of asylum claims awaiting a decision after more than six months at 73,207 Under Priti Patel, the Home Office has become a byword for backlogs and...

May 25 2022 9:42 am
US: Texas shooting underscores how Government has 'allowed gun violence to become a human rights crisis'

Responding to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde in the US state of Texas, Ernest Coverson, Amnesty International USA’s Ending Gun Violence Campaign Manager, said: “We find...

May 24 2022 4:18 pm
Saudi Arabia set to execute two Bahraini men after 'grossly unfair' trial

Jaafar Sultan and Sadeq Thamer held in solitary confinement for three-and-a-half months after arrest and denied legal representation New global statistics show ‘grim trend’ of increased executions in...