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Aug 12 2022 3:54 pm
Sierra Leone: Authorities must thoroughly investigate deadly protests

Police clash with hundreds of protesters on the streets of Freetown Tensions over rising cost of living turned deadly, with reports of more than two dozens deaths ‘When policing assemblies, the...

Aug 11 2022 8:55 pm
UN Security Council must prioritise Russian war crimes in Ukraine

Militarisation of Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant is part of broader Russian strategy to threaten Ukrainian civilians A UN Security Council session taking place today must urgently prioritise civilian...

Aug 4 2022 1:00 am
Ukraine: military endangering civilians by locating forces in residential areas - new research

Schools and hospitals used as military bases by Ukrainian forces ‘We have no say in what the military does, but we pay the price’ - resident in city of Bakhmut ‘Being in a defensive position does not...

Aug 3 2022 4:31 pm
Israel/Palestine: outrage at further solitary confinement of Palestinian detained since he was 13

Israeli Prison Service has extended detention of Ahmad Manasra who was 13 years-old when originally arrested Manasra has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and is severely depressed ‘The repeated...

Aug 3 2022 8:59 am
Iran: security forces used 'militarised' response to peaceful food protests

New report shows how live ammunition and birdshot were fired at largely peaceful protesters At least three confirmed dead, with numerous injured ‘Iran’s security forces will continue to feel...

Aug 2 2022 12:01 am
Myanmar: ‘Vile and brutal’ tactics used by military to crush opposition - new report

Myanmar’s military arrested more than 14,500 people and killed more than 2,000 since the 2021 coup Detainees allege they were psychologically tortured with death and rape threats ‘Myanmar has stooped...

Aug 1 2022 8:47 pm
USA: NYPD ordered to disclose 2,700 documents detailing surveillance of Black Lives Matter protests following lawsuit

New York Supreme Court Judge rules in favour of a joint Amnesty International and the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project lawsuit against the NYDP for refusing to disclose records ‘New Yorkers...

Jul 29 2022 7:42 pm
Iran: Officials must be held accountable for 'cruel punishment' of amputating fingers

A special guillotine machine installed in Evin prison to amputate fingers ‘At least eight other prisoners in Iran are currently at risk of having their fingers amputated’ - Diana Eltahawy Amnesty...

Jul 29 2022 6:27 pm
Belarus: 'Sham trial' of prominent political activists denounced

A court today in Belarus has begun a “conspiracy to seize power” trial against prominent political activists, including the leader of the Belarusian Popular Front party, Ryhor Kastusyou. In response...

Jul 29 2022 4:36 pm
Ukraine: Russian soldiers in castration video must face justice

Responding to a video showing Russian soldiers apparently castrating a Ukrainian prisoner of war, who is gagged with his hands tied behind his back, Marie Struthers, Amnesty International’s Eastern...