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...
Feb 15 2018 11:44 am
USA: call for urgent gun law reform after Florida school shooting
‘Our leaders must take action to protect people from gun violence’ - Margaret Huang Responding to the school shooting in Parkland in the US state of Florida last night, Margaret Huang, Executive Direc...
Feb 14 2018 10:35 pm
South Africa: Jacob Zuma's presidency blighted by human rights failings, including Marikana killings
‘During Jacob Zuma’s presidency, South Africa was blighted by serious human rights violations’ - Shenilla Mohamed Responding to the news that Jacob Zuma has resigned as the president of South Africa,...
Feb 14 2018 5:09 pm
Egyptian military showing 'blatant disregard for human life' with cluster bombs videos
Video posted to Twitter by Armed Forces shows internationally-banned US-made cluster munitions being loaded for use in Sinai operation ‘Cluster bombs are inherently indiscriminate weapons that inflict...
Feb 14 2018 4:02 pm
Ethiopia: Journalist's release must herald 'a new dawn' of respect for human rights
Commenting after Ethiopian journalist and Amnesty International prisoner of conscience Eskinder Nega walked out of prison a free man today, as part of a government pardon of 746 prisoners, Sarah Jacks...
Feb 14 2018 3:09 pm
UK court ruling 'a blow' to victims of Shell oil spill in Nigeria
Responding to a Court of Appeal judgement that two Niger Delta communities cannot have their case against oil giant Shell heard in the UK because the parent company cannot be held liable for the actio...
Feb 14 2018 2:24 pm
Hungary: New law threatens existence of NGOs working on migration
Legislation would require NGOs to ask permission to perform their ‘basic functions’ – a process which could take up to nine months NGOs would be forced to pay a 25% tax on foreign donations A new bill...
Feb 14 2018 12:54 pm
Indonesia: New testimony from transgender women publicly humiliated by police
The Indonesian authorities are failing to protect the transgender women who were publicly humiliated by police in North Aceh last month, Amnesty International said today. Amnesty’s Indonesia office in...