Feb 25 2020 6:51 pm
Syria: Targeting schools with shelling 'is a war crime'
Responding to reports that 10 schools were hit by shelling in the Idlib and Aleppo countryside in Syria earlier today, Heba Morayef, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Regional Direc...
Feb 25 2020 2:47 pm
UK: call on JCB and other British firms to end involvement in Israeli settlements
Three UK firms - construction equipment makers JCB, online travel agency Opodo, and metal coating company Greenkote - ‘profiting from crimes’ in illegal settlements Letter to James Cleverly calls on G...
Feb 25 2020 12:39 pm
India: Eight people killed in riots after 'hateful speeches' by political leaders
Political leaders in India who are creating a violent environment by making hateful speeches must be immediately held accountable, Amnesty International India said today. In riots last night in north-...
Feb 25 2020 10:52 am
China: Swedish bookseller handed 'outrageous' 10-year sentence
Responding to a court decision that former Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai has been convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison in China for “illegally providing intelligence to foreign entities”, P...
Feb 24 2020 8:16 pm
Egypt: Eight men executed following military trial
Amnesty International has received confirmation that the Egyptian authorities executed eight men in the early hours of this morning in Borg el-Arab prison in Alexandria. The men were among 17 defendan...
Feb 24 2020 5:28 pm
Tanzania: 'no justice' for journalist Erick Kabendera
Prominent investigative journalist pays heavy fine to get out of jail where health had deteriorated following arrest nearly seven months ago Kabendera has worked for several UK newspapers - including...
Feb 21 2020 4:00 pm
Thailand: Dissolution of Future Forward Party must be reversed
Responding to the news that Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ruled to dissolve the Future Forward Party, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty International’s South East Asia Regional Director, said: “Today’s...
Feb 21 2020 2:24 pm
Cambodia: 'Pornography' charges against woman for Facebook posts must be dropped
Charges of ‘pornography’ brought against a Cambodian woman accused of wearing ‘revealing’ clothing on Facebook must be dropped, Amnesty International said today. Ven Rachna (also known online as Thai...
Feb 21 2020 11:43 am
USA: Supreme Court to rule on constitutionality of 'people smuggling' prosecutions
Amnesty submits ‘amicus curiae’ briefing ahead of next week’s hearing Department of Homeland Security operates ‘Watchlist’ of lawyers, journalists and humanitarian volunteers US Government accused of...
Feb 21 2020 12:01 am
China: Uyghurs living abroad relentlessly harassed and intimidated - new testimony
China is systematically harassing Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic groups even after they have left the country, according to new testimonies published by Amnesty International today. The case studies...