Aug 7 2018 5:08 pm
Bahrain: London embassy hunger strike highlights plight of four frail prisoners
Hassan Mshaima - whose son Ali recently began a hunger strike outside Knightsbridge embassy last week - is being denied diabetes pills and other medication as punishment for his jail protests ‘These m...
Aug 7 2018 3:36 pm
Bangladesh: Photographer facing 14 years declared prisoner of conscience
‘We are deeply worried about his treatment in custody and the condition in which he attended court’ - Omar Waraich Shahidul Alam, a Bangladeshi photographer and outspoken social activist, could face b...
Aug 7 2018 12:00 am
Syria: US-led Coalition accepts responsibility for Raqqa deaths documented by Amnesty
‘The US-led Coalition’s admission of responsibility is … a welcome U-turn’ - Donatella Rovera Call on Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson to ‘set the record straight’ after he sought to discredit Amnes...
Aug 6 2018 4:34 pm
Bangladesh: Release photographer and end violent student crackdown
The Bangladeshi authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Shahidul Alam, a well-known photographer and activist, who was detained by plainclothes policemen yesterday after giving an int...
Aug 6 2018 2:38 pm
Leading human rights organisations make fresh call on Theresa May to set up torture inquiry
Downing Street ‘elevenses torture’ stunt photos available A group of leading human rights organisations have issued a fresh call for an inquiry into the the UK’s involvement in rendition and torture....
Aug 4 2018 5:15 pm
‘Pride is still a protest in Belfast’ – thousands march as campaigners demand equal marriage for Northern Ireland
‘Behind the glitter, there is real anger, but also a determination that discrimination against LGBT+ people must end.’ – Patrick Corrigan As thousands of people took to the streets of Belfast for the...
Aug 3 2018 5:56 pm
Zimbabwe: authorities must rein in security forces and end mass arrests
‘Zimbabweans are desperate for a new beginning’ - Deprose Muchena The Zimbabwean authorities must stop arresting and harassing protesters and bystanders following post-election violence that has kille...
Aug 3 2018 1:13 pm
Russia's refusal to allow Amnesty access to jailed Ukrainian film-maker 'indefensible'
Oleg Sentsov has been on hunger strike in a penal colony in Russian Arctic for more than 80 days in protest at jailing of Ukrainians in Russia Following the Russian authorities’ refusal to allow Amnes...
Aug 3 2018 11:07 am
China: Detention of activist mid-interview is 'shocking and outrageous'
The detention of prominent activist Sun Wenguang as he gave a live interview in China is a disturbing example of how the authorities are determined to silence dissidents, Amnesty International said to...
Aug 2 2018 8:12 pm
Northern Ireland: Ged Killen MP says 'opponents of same-sex marriage have lost' - Belfast Pride speech
Ged Killen MP calls on Theresa May to legislate for marriage equality in Northern Ireland in Amnesty International’s Belfast Pride speech Westminster inaction is ‘stitch-up to prevent people from clai...