Aug 17 2018 3:31 pm
New Secretary General Kumi Naidoo pledges support for African human rights defenders to hold the powerful to account
Kumi Naidoo, the new Secretary General of Amnesty International met with human rights activists from across southern Africa in Johannesburg today, to hear first-hand about their struggles. He pledged...
Aug 17 2018 2:48 pm
Bangladesh: Nearly 100 arrests as crackdown on protests continue
The Bangladeshi authorities must end the crackdown on protests that has seen nearly 100 people arrested to date, Amnesty International said today. Two weeks after thousands of school students took to...
Aug 16 2018 8:47 pm
Kazakhstan: feminist activist in court for menstruation protest
Kazakhstani human rights defender Zhanar Sekerbayeva has been charged with the offence of “minor hooliganism” after taking part in a photo stunt about the taboo of menstruation in her country. Sekerba...
Aug 16 2018 2:57 pm
Turkey: Released Amnesty chair thanks supporters for international solidarity
Taner Kılıç, the Honorary Chair of Amnesty International Turkey who was released yesterday after more than 14 months behind bars, has said thank you to everyone who campaigned on his behalf. Taner Kıl...
Aug 16 2018 1:09 pm
Indonesia: More than 70 killed by police in crackdown ahead of Asian Games
Indonesian police have shot dead more than 70 people in an escalating crackdown on what they have called ‘petty criminals’ in the lead-up to the 2018 Asian Games, which open tomorrow in Jakarta, said...
Aug 16 2018 9:38 am
Amnesty International's new Secretary General Kumi Naidoo sets his vision for human rights
Amnesty’s first South African Secretary General begins his term in office “We need to redefine what it means to be a human rights champion in 2018” The human rights movement needs to be bigger, bolder...
Aug 15 2018 1:19 pm
Turkey: Amnesty Chair to be released after more than a year behind bars
Following a decision by a court in Istanbul to release the Chair of Amnesty International Turkey, Taner Kılıç , after more than fourteen months behind bars, Kumi Naidoo, Amnesty International’s new Se...
Aug 14 2018 5:52 pm
Syria film/discussion event will highlight plight of prisoners in Assad's jails
Event comes after spate of chilling detainee death notifications issued by Syrian authorities 17-minute documentary film ‘Alive in Graves’ to be shown ‘It was like a part of my soul died … after that,...
Aug 14 2018 2:14 pm
Egypt: no justice for 900 Rabaa Massacre victims, as mass show trial continues
On 14 August 2013, security forces opened fire on people in protest camps in two squares in Cairo, killing hundreds Photojournalist ‘Shawkan’ among 739 on trial while army officers are promised immuni...
Aug 14 2018 2:11 pm
Italy and Malta's refusal to accept refugee rescue ship is 'pure cruelty'
Responding to reports that the authorities in Italy and Malta have closed their ports to the Aquarius, with 141 people aboard - including 73 children - Maria Serrano, Amnesty International’s Senior Ca...