Dec 14 2018 2:50 pm
France: School children and protesters victims of excessive force by police
Amnesty fears for safety of demonstrators at tomorrow’s protests More than 1,400 people injured during recent ‘gilets jaunes’ demonstrations Rubber bullets, tear gas and sting-ball grenades used again...
Dec 14 2018 12:00 pm
Ireland: Abortion bill welcomed but 'significant flaws' in legislation remain
‘Women have waited 35 years for this’ – Colm O’Gorman Amnesty International has welcomed the passing of the bill to legalise abortion services in Ireland but warned that ‘significant flaws’ in the leg...
Dec 14 2018 11:48 am
Central African Republic: UN peacekeepers deserted posts as 100 civilians shot and burnt alive - new report
Dozens massacred, including two priests, as thousands sheltering at a Catholic mission left undefended during assault by an armed group Mauritanian UN peacekeepers deserted their posts and retreated t...
Dec 13 2018 2:59 pm
UK: Public should 'resist drum-beat of calls for all police to carry a Taser'
Responding to the statistics on police deployment of Tasers over the last year published today by the Home Office, Oliver Feeley-Sprague, Amnesty UK’s Police and Security Programme Director, said: “ A...
Dec 13 2018 12:00 am
Iraq: ISIS systematically destroyed Yezidi farms during onslaught - new report
Hundreds of wells sabotaged, trees cut down, machinery and livestock stolen Call for UN to investigate ISIS crimes related to the environment ‘Hundreds of thousands of displaced farmers and their fami...
Dec 10 2018 1:09 pm
Stansted 15 verdict is 'crushing blow' for human rights in the UK
‘This whole case will send a shiver down the spine of anyone who cares about the right to protest in our country’ - Kate Allen Following guilty verdicts today in the case of 15 people tried in relatio...
Dec 10 2018 9:27 am
Women fight back as oppressive and sexist policies dominate 2018 - Amnesty annual review
Review launched on 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Outdated abortion laws, ongoing austerity, cuts to legal aid and failures to protect against violence and discriminatio...
Dec 7 2018 12:29 pm
Myanmar: 'Appalling' sentencing of anti-war protesters must be overturned
The guilty verdicts handed to three activists today for their role in a peaceful protest in Myanmar must be overturned, Amnesty International has said. A court sentenced Lum Zawng, Nang Pu and Zau Jet...
Dec 7 2018 12:12 pm
South Sudan: children executed in 'disturbing' escalation of death penalty - new report
More executions in 2018 than any year since independence 342 people currently on death row – including a child and a breast-feeding mother ‘It is extremely disturbing that the world’s youngest nation...
Dec 7 2018 11:56 am
Thailand: Military government's clampdown on human rights must end before elections
The Thai authorities must drop all arbitrary restrictions on human rights and peaceful political activities before elections in February, Amnesty International said today, ahead of a crucial meeting b...