Press Releases | Amnesty International UK
Mar 20 2019 5:18 pm
Northern Ireland: New video released to raise profile of arrested Belfast journalists
Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey were arrested after exposing police collusion in Loughinisland massacre Amnesty has warned that freedom of the press in Northern Ireland is “at risk” 15,000 people se...
Mar 20 2019 3:51 pm
Bosnia-Herzegovina: Karadžić life sentence is 'powerful message'
‘This verdict demonstrates that war criminals cannot hide from justice’ - Massimo Moratti Responding to today’s decision by the Appeals Chamber of the International Residual Mechanisms for Criminal Tr...
Mar 20 2019 3:27 pm
Turkey: Amnesty staff accused of terrorism must be acquitted tomorrow
11 human rights activists back in court in Istanbul in long-running case seen as emblematic of ongoing crackdown ‘H uman rights defenders in Turkey spend their days either languishing in jail or livin...
Mar 20 2019 12:00 am
US airstrikes in Somalia have killed civilians despite official denials - new report
Forensic investigation produces evidence 14 civilians were killed in just five strikes, amounting to possible war crimes Since President Trump’s executive order two years ago, US has launched more tha...
Mar 19 2019 9:10 am
Cyclone Idai: Governments must ramp up rescue efforts and ensure adequate humanitarian assistance
With hundreds of people confirmed dead and thousands of others missing or displaced after a devastating cyclone hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and parts of Malawi, Amnesty International is calling on foreig...
Mar 18 2019 6:29 pm
Gaza: Hamas crackdown on peaceful cost-of-living protests is most severe for a decade
Amnesty consultant Hind Khoudary interrogated and ill-treated by security forces earlier today ‘The crackdown on freedom of expression and the use of torture in Gaza has reached alarming new levels’ -...
Mar 18 2019 5:27 pm
Russia: leading Chechen human rights activist sent to penal colony for four years
Head of Memorial’s Chechnya office - Oyub Titiev - subjected to ‘sham’ trial on drugs offences ‘Oyub Titiev … is a prisoner of conscience, imprisoned solely for his human rights work in Chechnya’ - Ma...
Mar 18 2019 3:13 pm
'Typhoon plane' taken to Parliament in protest at UK's arming of Saudi Arabia
Fighter jet’s missiles said ‘Made in Britain, ruining lives in Yemen’ ‘While UK arms companies are making money, Yemeni civilians are dying in their thousands’ - Kate Allen **PHOTOS AVAILABLE** here (...
Mar 15 2019 5:09 pm
USA: Trump administration's blocking of International Criminal Court condemned
Restricting visas for investigators working on Afghanistan cases shows USA is ‘hellbent’ on rolling back human rights protections Responding to reports that the USA will restrict visas for Internation...
Mar 15 2019 1:45 pm
New Zealand: World leaders must stand against hate-filled ideology following horrific mosque attacks
‘The New Zealand we believe in… welcomes refugees and migrants, and respects the rights of everyone to practise their religion in peace’ - Kumi Naidoo The horrific attacks on two mosques in Christchur...