Feb 19 2020 10:58 am
UK: Points-based system 'promises more years of damaging hostility' towards migrants
Responding to the UK Government’s announcement of a new points-based immigration system, Steve Valdez-Symonds, Amnesty International UK’s Refugee and Migrant Rights Director, said: “Once again, the Go...
Feb 19 2020 10:26 am
Cambodia: Prime Minister's threats to female Facebook users 'despicable and dangerous'
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s comments that women wearing revealing clothing on Facebook are responsible for sexual violence are “despicable and dangerous”, Amnesty International said today. Duri...
Feb 18 2020 8:59 am
Middle East in 2019: 'year of defiance' met by shocking state violence - new report
‘Inspiring’ protests in Iraq, Iran, Lebanon and Egypt met by lethal force More than 500 protesters killed in Iraq, and 300-plus in Iran At least 367 human rights defenders detained, 240 in Iran alone...
Feb 17 2020 2:52 pm
China: Legal scholar arrested after criticising government's handling of coronavirus crisis
Responding to the arrest of prominent Chinese activist and legal scholar Xu Zhiyong, who recently criticised President Xi Jinping over the handling of the coronavirus crisis, Patrick Poon, Amnesty Int...
Feb 17 2020 11:41 am
Turkey: Former Amnesty heads among 11 facing long jail sentences - verdict due
A verdict is expected this week in the case of 11 human rights defenders, including former senior members of Amnesty Turkey, who could face up to 15 years in jail if found guilty on terrorism charges....
Feb 17 2020 10:53 am
Myanmar: 'Outrageous' convictions for satirical poets' Facebook posts
Responding to news that three members of the Peacock Generation poetry troupe were today sentenced to six months in prison for “online defamation” for sharing their performances on social media, Nicho...
Feb 14 2020 3:14 pm
Nigeria: military torches villages as Boko Haram attacks escalate
Nigerian military’s brutal tactics should be investigated as possible war crimes Analysis of satellite images and fire data reveals whole villages burned down ‘We saw our houses go into flames’ – 70-y...
Feb 14 2020 10:52 am
Philippines: Eleven arrested in new wave of attacks on 'war on drugs' critics
Responding to news that arrest warrants have been issued in the Philippines against 11 people for criticising the government’s ‘war on drugs’, Butch Olano, Amnesty International Philippines Section Di...
Feb 13 2020 3:39 pm
Somalia: journalists 'under siege' in spate of killings and censorship during Farmajo presidency - new report
Journalists shot dead by police and killed in car bomb attacks, others have been forced to flee the country Amnesty International concerned about suppression of media freedom ahead of this year’s elec...
Feb 13 2020 2:00 pm
Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories: UN list of settlement businesses is important step toward accountability
Major digital tourism companies Airbnb, TripAdvisor, Expedia and Booking.com among more than 100 named ‘The publication of this list is a timely reminder that settlements are illegal and must never be...