May 26 2020 1:24 pm
Qatar: 'huge' security weakness in COVID-19 contact-tracing app

Amnesty’s Security Lab alerts authorities to serious privacy flaws in mandatory EHTERAZ app People who do not use app can face up to three years in jail Privacy concerns remain over UK’s intended...

May 22 2020 12:49 pm
Northern Ireland: Campaigners criticise UK Government failure to deliver full marriage equality

Government “go slow” on allowing religious same-sex marriages and conversion of existing civil partnerships to a marriage Criticism comes on fifth anniversary of marriage equality referendum and...

May 22 2020 12:33 pm
China: New national security plan an 'ominous moment for human rights in Hong Kong'

National People’s Congress expected to endorse a decision regarding the 'establishment and strengthening' of national security measures in Hong Kong China routinely abuses its own national security...

May 22 2020 12:24 pm
Myanmar: Rohingya still suffering persecution despite International Court order

Court deadline tomorrow for Myanmar to report on measures to protect Rohingya minority 600,000 Rohingya languish in dire conditions, including more than 100,000 held in camps ‘No meaningful steps to...

May 21 2020 5:57 pm
UK: shareholder challenges BP over 'glaring' lack of climate change policy

Amnesty UK Board member submits written questions to BP’s closed AGM in London next week Global oil giant was responsible for Deepwater Horizon disaster, yet has not updated its human rights policy...

May 20 2020 4:16 pm
Lesotho: Thabane resignation must not mean immunity from charges over murder of ex-wife

Thabane has stepped down as Prime Minister He faces charges related to shooting of his ex-wife in 2017 Concerns remain over safety of witnesses in murder case – one has died in mysterious...

May 20 2020 12:10 pm
Iran: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's latest furlough extension given cautious welcome

Tweet from Free Nazanin campaign says ‘no decision’ has been made over whether the British national will be given clemency ‘We’re worried that the Iranian authorities are still playing games with...

May 20 2020 11:32 am
Singapore: Man sentenced to death via Zoom in 'cruel and inhumane' move by authorities

Supreme Court handed 37-year-old Malaysian national Punithan Genasan a death sentence for his conviction of drugs trafficking Singapore continues to defy international law and standards by imposing...

May 20 2020 10:43 am
UK: 'draconian' new terrorism measures criticised

Responding to an announcement by the Government of a new Counter Terrorism and Sentencing Bill, Rachel Logan, Amnesty International UK’s legal expert, said: “We still need to see exactly what’s being...

May 19 2020 2:55 pm
Hungary: decision to strip trans people of the right to legal gender recognition is a 'step into the dark ages'

Following today’s vote in parliament on new legislation that bans the legal recognition of transgender and intersex people in Hungary, Krisztina Tamás-Sáróy, Amnesty International’s Europe Researcher...