Sep 24 2018 7:38 pm
Ethiopia: Mass arrests and detentions threaten a new era of human rights progress
Responding to a statement by Addis Ababa’s police commissioner Major General Degefe Bede that nearly 3,000 youths were arrested in the capital Addis Ababa over the weekend, and that 174 would be charg...
Sep 24 2018 3:50 pm
Italy: 'New low' in crackdown against refugee rescue ships will cost lives
The Panama Maritime Authority has revoked the registration of the search and rescue ship, Aquarius, operated by SOS Mediterranée and Médecins Sans Frontières, reportedly after pressure from the Italia...
Sep 24 2018 3:45 pm
Russia: detained opposition leader Aleksei Navalny 'is a prisoner of conscience'
‘The Russian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release him’ - Natalia Zviagina Responding to news that Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny was re-arrested today, minutes after lea...
Sep 24 2018 12:01 am
China: One million people detained in mass 're-education' drive
China must end its campaign of systematic repression and shed light on the fate of up to one million predominantly Muslim people arbitrarily detained in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR), A...
Sep 20 2018 3:12 pm
Venezuela: Government responsible for 'one of the worst human rights crisis in its history' - new report
Statistics show boys and men between 12 and 29 years old most likely to be killed ‘President Maduro should guarantee the right to life, instead of taking the lives of the country's young people’ - Eri...
Sep 20 2018 11:43 am
Northern Ireland: woman who bought abortion pills for daughter in court to challenge prosecution
A mother who bought her daughter abortion pills will challenge her prosecution in a Belfast court today If challenge fails she could face a criminal trial and up to five years in prison ‘Five years of...
Sep 20 2018 11:31 am
Hungary: Conviction upheld for Syrian accused of terrorism for 'throwing stones'
Following a decision by a Hungarian appeal court today to uphold the conviction of Ahmed H, a Syrian man sentenced to prison last November for “ complicity in act of terror” during clashes with border...
Sep 20 2018 10:01 am
Northern Ireland: Westminster inquiry on abortion 'a welcome opportunity for change'
Amnesty International and the Family Planning Association have today welcomed the launch of an inquiry by the Women and Equalities Committee on abortion in Northern Ireland. The inquiry will consider...
Sep 20 2018 10:01 am
Northern Ireland: Westminster inquiry on abortion 'a welcome opportunity for change'
Amnesty International and the Family Planning Association have today welcomed the launch of an inquiry by the Women and Equalities Committee on abortion in Northern Ireland. The inquiry will consider...
Sep 20 2018 5:59 am
Egypt: repression now 'more extreme' than under Mubarak
New ‘Egypt, an Open-Air Prison for Critics’ campaign launched Since last December, at least 111 people detained for criticising president or human rights situation 35 people recently detained for prot...