May 24 2019 2:39 pm
China: Tiananmen Square survivors available for interview
Dr Shao Jiang, Wu'er Kaixi and Zhou Fengsuo available for interview Survivors in London ahead of 30th anniversary of massacre Three survivors of Tiananmen Square are available for interview ahead of t...
May 24 2019 8:57 am
Manus: Surge in suicide attempts illustrates crisis of Australian policy
Responding to reports that several men sent to Manus Island (Papua New Guinea) by Australia have attempted suicide or self-harm in the past week, Kate Schuetze, Amnesty International’s Refugee Researc...
May 24 2019 8:04 am
'Now for Northern Ireland' projections across UK and Ireland put spotlight on strict abortion ban, one year since Ireland's vote to repeal
Amnesty International teams with renowned artist Maser to shine iconic image across London, Belfast, Dublin and Glasgow This weekend marks one-year since Ireland voted to repeal its near-total abortio...
May 23 2019 12:22 pm
Russia: Jehovah's Witness' appeal against six-year jail sentence rejected
Danish national Dennis Christensen is a prisoner of conscience jailed simply for his faith Sweeping crackdown against Russia’s Jehovah’s Witnesses is underway ‘Today’s decision sends a bleak message t...
May 22 2019 5:08 pm
Azerbaijan: Baku hosts Europa League Final as government crackdown continues
All-English final as Arsenal take on Chelsea in Baku Human rights defenders at risk for sharing critical opinions “We must ensure that Azerbaijan isn’t allowed to ‘sportswash’ its appalling human righ...
May 22 2019 1:57 pm
Turkey: Charges against Osman Kavala 'must be dropped
In response to a decision by Turkey’s Constitutional Court to reject an application by civil society leader Osman Kavala to end his continued pre-trial detention on the grounds that it is in violation...
May 22 2019 10:04 am
UK: UN Special Rapporteur report into poverty must be a 'wake-up call'
Responding to the report into extreme poverty and human rights in the UK released today by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Allan Hogarth...
May 21 2019 5:14 pm
USA: volunteer who gave food and water to migrants in desert faces 20 years in jail
Dr Scott Warren to go on trial next week for ‘harbouring’ migrants in Arizona ‘Providing humanitarian aid is never a crime’ - Erika Guevara-Rosas Amnesty International has sent an open letter to the a...
May 20 2019 4:53 pm
Malawi elections: country must end impunity for killings and mutilation of people with albinism
Malawi’s elections will take place in the context of longstanding criminal justice failures and widespread impunity for the killing of people with albinism, Amnesty International said today. Tomorrow...
May 20 2019 3:08 pm
'Encouraging' appointment of UN Human Rights Ambassador welcomed
Responding to the news that Rita French has been appointed to the newly-created role as the UK’s Ambassador for Human Rights, Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK, said: “The appointment o...