Oct 23 2019 1:07 pm
Jordan: women jailed for 'absence' from home, and sex or pregnancy outside marriage - new report
Dozens of women jailed for months at a time, with male guardians and hospitals reporting them to authorities Women subject to ‘virginity tests’ and babies removed from unmarried mothers ‘I went to hos...
Oct 23 2019 12:06 pm
UK: Essex lorry deaths a 'heartbreaking and horrifying incident'
Responding to the news that the bodies of 39 people have been found in a lorry container in Essex, Steve Valdez-Symonds, Amnesty International UK’s Refugee and Migrant Rights Director, said: “This is...
Oct 23 2019 11:29 am
Northern Ireland: court drops charges against mother prosecuted for buying daughter abortion pills
Case dropped as a result of abortion ban ending and moratorium on prosecutions taking effect ‘For the first time in six years I can go back to being the mother I was’ – the mother Belfast’s Crown Cour...
Oct 22 2019 9:14 pm
Bolivia: Authorities must respect the right to peaceful protest
Responding to the Bolivian authorities’ repressive reaction to demonstrations by people who believe there was fraud in the recent elections, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty Internati...
Oct 22 2019 12:59 am
Libya: likely war crimes being committed in battle for Tripoli - first detailed investigation
Investigators examined 33 attack sites, interviewing more than 150 local residents UN arms embargo being violated by Turkey, UAE and others ‘What kind of war is this, killing civilians, families, in t...
Oct 21 2019 3:46 pm
Amnesty UK director to join human rights delegation to US-Mexico border
Delegation will attempt to gain access to highly-secretive ‘port courts’ in Brownsville, Texas Press briefing by telephone conference (Fri 25 October, 7pm UK time) A global delegation of Amnesty Inter...
Oct 21 2019 1:07 pm
Northern Ireland: campaigners mark end of Victorian era abortion ban at Stormont
Campaigners mark the end of Northern Ireland’s 158-year restrictive abortion law with a huge 3D ‘DECRIMINALISED’ sign at Stormont The historic law change will take effect at midnight All criminal proc...
Oct 21 2019 10:00 am
UK: Extradition of Julian Assange to USA must not go ahead
Ahead of Julian Assange’s extradition hearing today in Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London, Massimo Moratti, Amnesty International’s Europe Deputy Director, said: “The British authorities must ac...
Oct 19 2019 4:51 pm
Lebanon: authorities have used excessive force against peaceful protesters
Amnesty staff witness security forces firing huge quantities of tear gas, amid mounting reports of protesters being beaten ‘They were hitting people on their heads and bodies with their hands, rifles...
Oct 18 2019 6:46 pm
Spain: authorities 'must reduce tensions' in Catalonia protests
Amnesty observers see police using excessive force and inappropriately deploying anti-riot equipment and munitions Hundreds injured, with police using rubber or ‘foam’ bullet-like projectiles ‘It is v...