Press Releases | Amnesty International UK
Apr 23 2019 6:17 am
160 UK clubs pledge support for refugees in biggest ever 'Football Welcomes' weekend
Record-breaking number of football clubs to take part in Amnesty’s ‘Football Welcomes’ weekend to celebrate the contribution refugees make to the game Initiative backed by clubs from across the Premie...
Apr 23 2019 6:12 am
Myanmar: Reuters journalists' rejected appeal a tragic denial of justice
Responding to the decision by Myanmar’s Supreme Court to uphold the conviction and seven-year prison sentence of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty International’s...
Apr 22 2019 4:47 pm
Sri Lanka: 'Horrific attacks' another grim reminder of the need to stand united against hate
The shocking Sunday morning bombing attacks targeting churches and hotels in three cities in Sri Lanka resulting in more than 290 deaths and leaving more than 500 people injured, is yet another grim w...
Apr 19 2019 9:15 am
LYRA McKEE: 'Devastating' news of death of Northern Ireland journalist
Responding to the news that journalist Lyra McKee has been shot dead in Northern Ireland while reporting public disorder in Derry / Londonderry, Patrick Corrigan, Northern Ireland Programme Director o...
Apr 18 2019 12:26 pm
Iran: fresh arrests of women for defying forced veiling laws
Video of women giving out flowers on metro went viral on International Women’s Day ‘The Iranian authorities appear to be lashing out in response to the increased defiance displayed by Iranian women’ -...
Apr 18 2019 11:44 am
UK rises on World Press Freedom Index - but serious risks to journalists remain
Responding to the news that the UK is now ranked 33rd in the Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index , Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK, said: “Although the UK has made min...
Apr 17 2019 3:44 pm
Sudan: Amnesty calls for Al-Bashir to be tried by ICC for 'atrocious' war crimes
Responding to news that former Sudan president Omar Al-Bashir is being detained in Kober prison in Khartoum, Joan Nyanyuki, Amnesty International’s Director for East Africa, said: “Omar Al-Bashir stan...
Apr 17 2019 9:49 am
Nicaragua: Year of brutal government repression must end
Tomorrow marks one year since Nicaragua’s violent crackdown on protests over social security reforms began. Ahead of the anniversary, Amnesty International is reiterating its call for an immediate end...
Apr 16 2019 3:26 pm
Bahrain: mass trial revoking citizenship of 138 people a 'mockery of justice'
Responding to the news that a court in Bahrain has convicted 139 people of terrorism charges after an unfair mass trial, and revoked the citizenship of all but one, Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty International...
Apr 15 2019 6:03 pm
Libya: release migrants and refugees trapped in detention centres amid escalating clashes
More than 700 people trapped in a detention centre near Tripoli fighting ‘The UK Government is one of those partly responsible’ - Steve Valdez-Symonds Responding to reports that more than 700 refugees...