Press Releases | Amnesty International UK
Apr 25 2019 1:00 pm
Syria: US-led Coalition's bombardment of Raqqa killed more than 1,600 civilians - new findings
Joint investigation between Amnesty and Airwars is most comprehensive into civilian deaths in modern warfare New interactive website documents hundreds of cases Coalition has admitted to only 10% of k...
Apr 25 2019 10:12 am
Northern Ireland abortion: Westminster inquiry mounts pressure on UK Government to reform law
Women and Equality Committee report makes clear UK Government responsible for addressing breach of women’s rights in Northern Ireland ‘This is a welcome and urgent intervention that the UK Government...
Apr 25 2019 9:59 am
Amnesty challenges French government's 'reckless' donation to Libyan Coast Guard
Amnesty International will today (Thursday April 25) legally challenge the French government’s decision to donate six boats to the Libyan Navy, which includes the Libyan Coast Guard. Amnesty is one of...
Apr 24 2019 6:31 pm
Libya: 'horrific' attack on migrants at detention centre condemned
Yesterday’s wounding of refugees and migrants at a detention centre south of Tripoli must be investigated as a war crime ‘This incident demonstrates the urgent need for all refugees and migrants to be...
Apr 24 2019 9:04 am
Hong Kong: Jail sentence for pro-democracy protest leaders an 'affront to justice'
Four leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Umbrella Movement protests jailed today for their role in the 2014 peaceful protests must be immediately and unconditionally set free and have their convictio...
Apr 24 2019 12:00 am
Lebanon: migrant domestic workers subjected to exploitation and abuse - new report
Women reported being called ‘donkey’, ‘bitch’ and ‘animal’ - others confined to houses, with passports confiscated and wages withheld Call for Minister of Labour to end ‘kafala’ system which facilitat...
Apr 23 2019 5:59 pm
Saudi Arabia: 37 killed in 'chilling' execution spree
The execution of 37 people convicted on “terrorism” charges marks an alarming escalation in Saudi Arabia’s use of the death penalty, Amnesty International said today. Among those executed was a young...
Apr 23 2019 6:17 am
160 UK clubs pledge support for refugees in biggest ever 'Football Welcomes' weekend
Record-breaking number of football clubs to take part in Amnesty’s ‘Football Welcomes’ weekend to celebrate the contribution refugees make to the game Initiative backed by clubs from across the Premie...
Apr 23 2019 6:12 am
Myanmar: Reuters journalists' rejected appeal a tragic denial of justice
Responding to the decision by Myanmar’s Supreme Court to uphold the conviction and seven-year prison sentence of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty International’s...
Apr 22 2019 4:47 pm
Sri Lanka: 'Horrific attacks' another grim reminder of the need to stand united against hate
The shocking Sunday morning bombing attacks targeting churches and hotels in three cities in Sri Lanka resulting in more than 290 deaths and leaving more than 500 people injured, is yet another grim w...