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Oct 18 2021 12:01 am
Sri Lanka: Alarming rise in state-sanctioned violence and discrimination against Muslims - new report

Sri Lanka’s Muslim community has suffered consistent discrimination, harassment and violence since 2013, culminating in the adoption of government policies explicitly targeting the minority group...

Oct 16 2021 2:00 pm
Iran: ‘More torment’ for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and family after losing court appeal

Responding to news that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has lost her latest appeal against a second jail sentence in Iran and now faces a possible return to prison, Sacha Deshmukh, Amnesty International UK...

Oct 15 2021 12:24 pm
UK: sportswashing issues unresolved as Newcastle prepare for first game after Saudi takeover

Sunday’s match against Tottenham will be Newcastle’s first under Saudi ownership Call on Tracey Crouch to examine case for human rights-compliant ownership rules as part of football governance review...

Oct 14 2021 11:25 am
Afghanistan: Aspirations of entire generation of girls being crushed by Taliban school ban

Girls in Afghanistan must be allowed to return to secondary school and continue their education, Amnesty International said today as it published new testimonies from pupils and teachers documenting...

Oct 12 2021 11:59 pm
UK: letter to Premier League calls for urgent human rights meeting after Saudi-Newcastle deal

Amnesty UK CEO writes to Richard Masters offering to discuss new human rights-compliant Owners’ and Directors’ test Move comes as Government conducts review of corporate governance in English football...

Oct 12 2021 11:55 am
UK: Warning over 'unprecedented programme of rights reduction'

Amnesty International has issued a stark warning over an “unprecedented programme of rights reversal” by the Government as it launched a week-long campaign to prevent what it calls “a raid on rights”...

Oct 11 2021 6:02 pm
Iran: authorities set to execute man deemed 'mature' at 17

Arman Abdolali, now 25, judged ‘mentally mature’ partly on the basis that the body of his alleged victim was never found Courts ignored claims he was tortured into ‘confessing’ after months of...

Oct 11 2021 4:54 pm
China: UN inaction over atrocities against Muslims in Xinjiang condemned

The international community must strongly condemn the ongoing serious human rights violations in China’s Xinjiang and pave the way for justice and accountability, Amnesty International said today in...

Oct 8 2021 4:18 pm
Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov's Nobel Peace prize win is a victory for press freedom

Responding to journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov winning the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of their fight for freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia respectively, Agnès...

Oct 8 2021 12:25 pm
Turkey: Pride participants acquitted in 'victory for justice'

Responding to today’s decision by Ankara Criminal Court to acquit 18 students and an academic who were prosecuted for taking part in a campus-based Pride parade in May 2019, Massimo Moratti, Amnesty...