Feb 22 2018 6:49 pm
USA: directive to State Department on women's reproductive rights condemned
It’s a ‘transparent attempt’ to ‘deprioritise reproductive rights’ - Tarah Demant Responding to reports that the US State Department’s human rights bureau has received an official directive to remove...
Feb 22 2018 9:44 am
Brexit bill set to 'substantially reduce rights in the UK', Amnesty annual report warns
The EU Withdrawal Bill is set to significantly reduce human rights protections in the UK, Amnesty International warned today, while a rush to sign new trade deals means there is a growing risk the UK...
Feb 21 2018 12:58 pm
Bahrain: new five-year jail sentence for activist Nabeel Rajab is 'shameful'
The already-jailed activist has been given latest jail term for tweeting about human rights violations in Bahrain and Yemen ‘The conviction of Nabeel Rajab today is a slap in the face to justice’ - He...
Feb 21 2018 12:13 pm
Amnesty welcomes Diane Abbott speech on 'unfair' refugee family reunion rules
MPs urged to vote for change on current restrictive and unfair rules In a speech today, Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott announced that the Labour Party’s immigration policy will uphold respect for...
Feb 20 2018 4:26 pm
Syria: 'flagrant war crimes' being committed in Eastern Ghouta
International community still failing to act as ‘war crimes on an epic scale’ unfold in the besieged suburb of Damascus ‘The Syrian government, with the backing of Russia, is intentionally targeting i...
Feb 19 2018 12:10 pm
Protest for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe as Iranian minister set to visit UK
Husband Richard Ratcliffe will attempt to deliver letters to embassy Campaigners with ‘Free Nazanin’ placards will attend Campaigners will stage a protest on behalf of the jailed UK-Iranian woman Naza...
Feb 16 2018 5:23 pm
Turkey: 'dark day for press freedom' as six journalists jailed for life
Sentences are ‘clearly intended to instil fear’ - Gauri van Gulik At least 100 journalists are currently behind bars in Turkey, the highest number of any country in the world Following the aggravated...
Feb 16 2018 12:39 pm
Amnesty Media Awards 2018 finalists announced
Amnesty International UK has today revealed the finalists for its Media Awards 2018, a prestigious set of awards that have now been running for 27 years. The winners of this year’s awards will be anno...
Feb 15 2018 4:16 pm
El Salvador: Woman jailed in stillbirth case released after 10 years in prison
Teodora del Carmen Vásquez, who was jailed following pregnancy-related complications resulting in stillbirth, has been freed today after a decade behind bars. With at least 27 women still imprisoned u...
Feb 15 2018 3:10 pm
Zimbabwe: Morgan Tsvangirai, a political leader who fought for human rights
Morgan Tsvangirai was a courageous politician who also stood up for human rights for the people of Zimbabwe, often at personal cost, Amnesty International said following the death of the opposition le...