Jan 18 2019 9:06 am
Europe: Leaders manufacturing migration 'crisis' for political gain
European leaders are distorting the debate on migration for political gain and abandoning refugees and migrants at sea, Amnesty International said today (18 January) as it published a new analysis int...
Jan 16 2019 11:10 am
Kenya: Nairobi hotel attack must be effectively investigated
Responding to the attack on the Dusit D2 hotel complex in Nairobi yesterday, Irungu Houghton, Executive Director of Amnesty International Kenya, said: “According to media reports, the insurgent group...
Jan 15 2019 5:13 pm
Zimbabwe: 8 killed and 200 detained in crackdown on fuel price protests
Reports of security forces using firearms and teargas as crackdown on protesters escalates ‘Years of political and economic mismanagement has brought Zimbabwe’s economy to its knees’ - Muleya Mwananya...
Jan 15 2019 11:00 am
China: Revoke death sentence against Canadian for drug crimes
‘We have seen before that in highly-politicised cases the trial is often a mere spectacle with the outcome already decided’ - William Nee Responding to a death sentence given by a Chinese court to Can...
Jan 14 2019 5:27 pm
Chechnya: new LGBTI crackdown is 'spine-chilling'
‘We are horrified by reports that at least two people have died from torture-inflicted injuries’ - Marie Struthers Amnesty International has received credible information that the authorities in the R...
Jan 14 2019 10:24 am
Amnesty Media Awards 2019: two weeks until deadline for entries
Cathy Newman announced as ceremony host Closing date for entries: Friday 25 January 2019 Enter here: https://amnesty-media-awards.org.uk/ Journalists, photographers and programme makers have just unde...
Jan 13 2019 9:00 am
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: hunger strike is a 'desperate measure'
Jailed UK charity worker set to begin three-day hunger strike with human rights defender Narges Mohammadi in protest at denial of medical care ‘It’s outrageous it’s had to come to this for Nazanin and...
Jan 11 2019 5:42 pm
Syria: US withdrawal without accepting responsibility for Raqqa deaths a 'humanitarian abomination'
US-led Coalition still refusing to accept responsibility for killing hundreds of civilians in Raqqa Reacting to today’s statement by the US-led Coalition that it has begun “the process of deliberate w...
Jan 11 2019 12:17 pm
India: 'Politically-motivated' sedition case against Amnesty closed by court
A court order directing the closing of a sedition case filed against Amnesty India brings to an end a disgraceful attempt to stifle freedom of expression, the organisation said today. On Tuesday, a tr...
Jan 11 2019 7:55 am
Myanmar: Reuters journalists' rejected appeal maintains 'an appalling farce'
Responding to news that a court in Myanmar has rejected the appeal by jailed Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, Tirana Hassan, Amnesty International’s Director of Crisis Response, said: “The...