Jul 23 2019 4:51 pm
Cameroon: gunshots amid prison riot must be investigated
Following the security forces’ use of firearms to quell a riot yesterday evening (23 July) in Cameroon’s Kondengui Central Prison , Marie-Evelyne Petrus Barry, Amnesty International's West and Central...
Jul 23 2019 3:08 pm
UK: Boris Johnson 'must make human rights a priority for the new government'
Responding to the news that Boris Johnson has been appointed as the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK, said: “Key human rights issues that nee...
Jul 22 2019 9:08 pm
Nigeria: Authorities must end deadly crackdown on Shi'a protesters
Six people have been reported dead in the Nigerian capital of Abuja following a government crackdown on supporters of the lslamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) who were protesting the detention of their l...
Jul 22 2019 4:46 pm
Northern Ireland: 'historic day' as abortion ban lifted and equal marriage made law
Landmark legislation passes final stage and will now become law 'Future generations in Northern Ireland will no longer have to suffer inequality in the way so many have had to endure in the past' – Pa...
Jul 22 2019 3:58 pm
Israel/OPT: Demolition of homes by Israeli forces a 'violation of international law'
Responding to news reports today that Israeli forces are carrying out the demolition of up to 16 residential buildings in the neighbourhood of Wadi al-Hummus in the village of Sur Baher in the occupie...
Jul 22 2019 2:43 pm
Philippines: Duterte's call to revive death penalty is 'abhorrent'
President Duterte’s call to revive the death penalty during his State of the Nation Address today will only worsen the country’s climate of impunity amid the government’s deadly anti-drugs campaign, A...
Jul 22 2019 12:46 pm
Hong Kong: 'Serious failing' by police to protect public must be investigated
Following the latest protest in Hong Kong on Sunday which ended in violence - including people being attacked at Yuen Long train station by a group of men with weapons - Man-kei Tam, Director of Amnes...
Jul 19 2019 12:20 pm
USA: reports that no refugees to be resettled next year is 'beyond shameful'
‘The United States used to be a leader in providing refuge to those in need’ - Ryan Mace Responding to reports that some in the Trump Administration are considering lowering the number of refugees to...
Jul 19 2019 11:40 am
Philippines: 36 people face sedition charges as authorities bid to silence critics
Responding to news that the Philippine National Police have filed complaints against 36 high-profile figures for sedition and related charges, Butch Olano, Amnesty International Philippines Section Di...
Jul 18 2019 3:51 pm
Israel: Amnesty joins legal challenge to expulsion of Human Rights Watch director
‘The authorities’ move to penalise him for his human rights work is an act you expect only from oppressive governments’ - Saleh Higazi Amnesty International has joined a legal case brought by Human Ri...