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Sep 10 2021 5:32 pm
Russia: journalist arrested for advocating 'smart voting' in forthcoming elections

Igor Khoroshilov, from Rostov-on-Don, arrested this morning for Facebook post Jailed Kremlin critic Aleksei Navalny has called for widespread smart voting ‘This is a blatant violation of the right to...

Sep 10 2021 3:38 pm
Syria/Jordan border: refugees at acute risk if returned to Syria under new UN plans

Amnesty has seen plans for UN return operation from Rukban camp in desert ‘berm’ area, despite clear risk of persecution in Syria ‘[The Syrian authorities] hate people from Rukban’ - Samer ‘The...

Sep 9 2021 9:50 am
UK: Government's plan to push back refugees to France is 'senseless'

Responding to the Home Secretary Priti Patel’s reported plan to “push back” to French waters migrant boats crossing the Channel, Steve Valdez-Symonds, Amnesty International UK’s Refugee and Migrant...

Sep 8 2021 3:44 pm
Global: New Investigation exposes misuse of police batons

Amnesty International and the Omega Research Foundation today called on global governments to support a UN-led process to regulate the trade in law enforcement equipment, highlighting how weapons such...

Sep 8 2021 11:26 am
UK: Home Secretary meeting with French counterpart to deter people crossing Channel is 'lost cause'

Ahead of the Home Secretary Priti Patel’s meeting today with the French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin over deterring migrants crossing the English Channel, Steve Valdez-Symonds, Amnesty...

Sep 6 2021 11:59 pm
Syria: refugees face detention, torture and death on return – new report

One woman and her five-year-old daughter both raped at border crossing Another woman who was raped was told, ‘This is to welcome you to your country’ ‘They electrocuted me between the eyes. I felt my...

Sep 6 2021 4:58 pm
Lebanon: 'Lives on the line' as hospitals unable to get fuel

The Lebanese authorities must prioritise the redistribution of fuel to hospitals and other healthcare facilities, which are on the brink of collapse, Amnesty International said today as it criticised...

Sep 6 2021 12:59 pm
Belarus: Leading opposition figures sentenced to jail for peaceful protests

Maryia Kalesnikava and Maksim Znak sentenced to 11 and 10 years respectively ‘[Mariya and Maksim’s sentences are] designed to crush the hopes of the millions of people they spoke for’ - Bruce Millar...

Sep 3 2021 3:17 pm
Tunisia: authorities must come clean over abduction of Algerian activist

Slimane Bouhafs, an Algerian Christian convert and UNHCR-recognised refugee, was apparently abducted in Tunis on 25 August Activist has re-appeared in a court in Algeria where he faces undisclosed...

Sep 2 2021 4:37 pm
Poland: Declaration of state of emergency puts Afghan refugees at risk

State of emergency declaration risks worsening already dire situation for group of Afghans at the border ‘The authorities are attempting to cynically exploit this power to target people seeking asylum...