Feb 14 2018 5:09 pm
Egyptian military showing 'blatant disregard for human life' with cluster bombs videos
Video posted to Twitter by Armed Forces shows internationally-banned US-made cluster munitions being loaded for use in Sinai operation ‘Cluster bombs are inherently indiscriminate weapons that inflict...
Feb 14 2018 4:02 pm
Ethiopia: Journalist's release must herald 'a new dawn' of respect for human rights
Commenting after Ethiopian journalist and Amnesty International prisoner of conscience Eskinder Nega walked out of prison a free man today, as part of a government pardon of 746 prisoners, Sarah Jacks...
Feb 14 2018 3:09 pm
UK court ruling 'a blow' to victims of Shell oil spill in Nigeria
Responding to a Court of Appeal judgement that two Niger Delta communities cannot have their case against oil giant Shell heard in the UK because the parent company cannot be held liable for the actio...
Feb 14 2018 2:24 pm
Hungary: New law threatens existence of NGOs working on migration
Legislation would require NGOs to ask permission to perform their ‘basic functions’ – a process which could take up to nine months NGOs would be forced to pay a 25% tax on foreign donations A new bill...
Feb 14 2018 12:54 pm
Indonesia: New testimony from transgender women publicly humiliated by police
The Indonesian authorities are failing to protect the transgender women who were publicly humiliated by police in North Aceh last month, Amnesty International said today. Amnesty’s Indonesia office in...
Feb 13 2018 12:31 pm
South Sudan: Death sentence for former opposition spokesman 'must be quashed'
Commenting on reports that James Gatdet Dak, the former spokesman of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – In Opposition, has been sentenced to death for treason, Sarah Jackson, Amnesty Internation...
Feb 12 2018 9:15 pm
Iranian authorities refuse to release academic's body for independent autopsy
Canadian-Iranian environmentalist Kavous Seyed-Emami is just the latest suspicious ‘suicide’ in detention ‘It would have been near impossible for him to commit suicide’ - Magdalena Mughrabi In respons...
Feb 12 2018 5:35 pm
Israeli authorities should release Ahed Tamimi
Tamimi’s trial set to go ahead tomorrow - she faces up to ten years in jail ‘As an unarmed girl, Ahed posed no threat’ - Magdalena Mughrabi The Israeli authorities must immediately release teenage act...
Feb 12 2018 2:52 pm
Pakistan: Asma Jahangir leaves behind a powerful human rights legacy
Asma Jahangir was a brave champion of human rights who leaves behind a powerful legacy, Amnesty International said today, following the 66-year-old Pakistani lawyer’s sudden death in Lahore on Sunday....
Feb 9 2018 5:33 pm
Egypt: fears that leading opposition figure has been 'disappeared' after raid on home
Mohamed al-Kassas hasn’t been seen since security forces raided his home last night ‘We are deeply concerned that Mohamed al-Kassas might have been forcibly disappeared and subjected to torture’ - Naj...