Oct 12 2018 12:49 pm
Kazakhstan: thousands with intellectual disabilities denied basic rights - new report
At least 16,000 people with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities denied right to make own decisions about study, work or marriage ‘Guardianship’ system is legacy of Soviet psychiatry ‘Once a per...
Oct 11 2018 5:07 pm
UK: Natural History Museum must justify hosting Saudi Arabia event
Event comes amid intense concern over Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and an ongoing crackdown in Saudi Arabia Commenting on the Natural History Museum’s hosting of a reception by the Saudi Arabian au...
Oct 11 2018 2:28 pm
USA immigration: more family separations than previously disclosed - new report
Trump administration admits to Amnesty separating approximately 8,000 ‘family units’ since early 2017, with 6,000 in a four-month period Cases include 15 trans and gay asylum-seekers detained without...
Oct 11 2018 10:55 am
Australia: 'Wretched situation' for refugees on Nauru as health crisis escalates
In response to the urgent call made by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today for all refugees and asylum-seekers to be immediately evacuated from Nauru, Roshika Deo, Pacific Researcher at Amnesty Inter...
Oct 10 2018 1:02 pm
Myanmar: Journalists arrested in 'another alarming assault on press freedom'
Responding to the arrest of journalists Nayi Min, Kyaw Zaw Linn and Phyo Wai Win in Myanmar today, Tirana Hassan, Amnesty International's Director of Crisis Response, said: “These arrests are yet anot...
Oct 10 2018 7:10 am
Northern Ireland abortion: 75% of UK public want government to change law - new polls
65% of Northern Irish public believe having an abortion should not be a crime 78% of rest of UK believe that abortion in Northern Ireland should be decriminalised 83% of Great Britain think women in N...
Oct 9 2018 11:59 pm
World Day Against Death Penalty: powerful video shows horror for families
To coincide with World Day Against the Death Penalty today, Amnesty has released a powerful six-minute video showing the impact of the death penalty on families in Belarus, the only country in Europe...
Oct 7 2018 2:50 pm
South Sudan: Juba prison revolt underscores deep problems in justice system
Responding to a revolt in the Blue House National Security Service (NSS) detention facility in South Sudan’s capital Juba overnight, Sarah Jackson, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for...
Oct 5 2018 4:27 pm
Saudi Arabian authorities must disclose evidence over Istanbul disappearance
Past cases of dissidents being targeted overseas point to Saudi responsibility for Jamal Khashoggi’s mystery disappearance after consulate visit ‘If returned to Saudi Arabia, Jamal Khashoggi would be...
Oct 5 2018 12:52 pm
Vietnam: five more jailed in 'relentless crackdown' on freedom of speech
Thirteen people jailed in past five weeks for ‘crimes’ such as blogging and using Facebook More than 100 prisoners of conscience languishing in Vietnam’s jails Crackdown on peaceful dissent increasing...