Press Releases | Amnesty International UK
Mar 18 2019 6:29 pm
Gaza: Hamas crackdown on peaceful cost-of-living protests is most severe for a decade
Amnesty consultant Hind Khoudary interrogated and ill-treated by security forces earlier today ‘The crackdown on freedom of expression and the use of torture in Gaza has reached alarming new levels’ -...
Mar 18 2019 5:27 pm
Russia: leading Chechen human rights activist sent to penal colony for four years
Head of Memorial’s Chechnya office - Oyub Titiev - subjected to ‘sham’ trial on drugs offences ‘Oyub Titiev … is a prisoner of conscience, imprisoned solely for his human rights work in Chechnya’ - Ma...
Mar 18 2019 3:13 pm
'Typhoon plane' taken to Parliament in protest at UK's arming of Saudi Arabia
Fighter jet’s missiles said ‘Made in Britain, ruining lives in Yemen’ ‘While UK arms companies are making money, Yemeni civilians are dying in their thousands’ - Kate Allen **PHOTOS AVAILABLE** here (...
Mar 15 2019 5:09 pm
USA: Trump administration's blocking of International Criminal Court condemned
Restricting visas for investigators working on Afghanistan cases shows USA is ‘hellbent’ on rolling back human rights protections Responding to reports that the USA will restrict visas for Internation...
Mar 15 2019 1:45 pm
New Zealand: World leaders must stand against hate-filled ideology following horrific mosque attacks
‘The New Zealand we believe in… welcomes refugees and migrants, and respects the rights of everyone to practise their religion in peace’ - Kumi Naidoo The horrific attacks on two mosques in Christchur...
Mar 14 2019 4:21 pm
Saudi Arabia: women activists trial begins with 'outrageous' charges
Charges relate to their promotion of women’s rights, and contact with Amnesty and other international organisations Activists include prominent campaigner Loujain al-Hathloul (pictured) ‘This trial is...
Mar 14 2019 12:22 pm
Northern Ireland: 'Justice denied' to many Bloody Sunday families
Responding to the news that only one British Army soldier will face charges for the Bloody Sunday killings, Grainne Teggart, Amnesty International’s Northern Ireland Campaigns Manager, said: “It is ri...
Mar 13 2019 4:58 pm
Climate change school strikes praised by Head of Amnesty
‘Instead of criticising young people for taking part in these protests…we should be asking why governments are getting away with playing truant on climate action’ - Kumi Naidoo Amnesty International t...
Mar 13 2019 1:30 pm
Bahrain: opposition leader given six-month sentence for tweet about Sudanese president
Opposition leader Ebrahim Sharif had tweeted about Omar al-Bashir’s ‘dictatorial’ rule ‘The silence of Bahrain’s key allies, namely the USA and the UK, plays no small part in the unchecked pattern of...
Mar 13 2019 12:00 am
UK companies warned over involvement in Israeli war crimes - new report
Amnesty has written to all companies in the FTSE 100 spelling out dangers Letter to Liam Fox seeks assurances that Brexit will not see the UK signing Israel trade deal that includes Israel’s illegal s...