Jun 22 2018 5:40 pm
Saudi Arabia: wider reforms must follow lifting of women's driving ban
With notorious ban due to be lifted on Sunday, eight jailed women’s rights activists face long prison sentences after ‘chilling’ smear campaign ‘It is outrageous that women are still treated like seco...
Jun 22 2018 4:13 pm
Italy: Urgent need for coordinated refugee search and rescue efforts
In response to reports that an NGO ship carrying refugees and migrants rescued in the central Mediterranean is not being allowed to dock, Steve Valdez-Symonds, Amnesty International UK’s Refugee and M...
Jun 22 2018 1:58 pm
Indonesia: death sentence imposed on cleric for terrorism criticised
Aman Abdurrahman becomes first person this year to be sentenced to death for a terrorism offence in country ‘Trials for defendants facing charges on crimes such as drugs, murder, terrorism where death...
Jun 22 2018 11:04 am
Northern Ireland: MPs step up pressure on Prime Minister for marriage equality
Prime Minister Theresa May has come under renewed pressure today to legislate for same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. A cross-party group of MPs have published a letter in The Times newspaper today...
Jun 22 2018 12:00 am
Yemen: coalition's 'stranglehold' on aid deliveries is endangering millions - new report
Saudi-led coalition’s ‘excessive’ inspections of aid at Hodeidah is imperilling millions already suffering in world’s worst humanitarian crisis ‘The world must stop looking the other way while the lif...
Jun 21 2018 8:51 pm
Turkey: continued detention of Amnesty Chair 'defies all logic'
Taner Kılıç has been in jail since June last year and faces months longer behind bars despite lack of evidence Prosecution’s claim that ByLock app was on his phone shown to be categorically false ‘It...
Jun 20 2018 10:58 pm
USA: Trump's executive order 'a betrayal of families fleeing persecution'
Responding to news that US President Donald Trump signed an executive order today mandating for children to stay with their parents in detention while their asylum claims are processed, Denise Bell, R...
Jun 20 2018 9:31 pm
Trump's executive order 'a betrayal of families fleeing persecution'
Responding to news that President Trump signed an executive order today mandating for children to stay with their parents in detention while their asylum claims are processed, Denise Bell, Refugee and...
Jun 20 2018 2:14 pm
Yemen: UK Government should halt coalition arms sales as Hodeidah battle rages - open letter to Liam Fox
Threats to civilians posed by Hodeidah offensive mean Government’s case for continued arms sales to the Saudi-led coalition are less valid than ever Threat of further Saudi coalition airstrikes hangs...
Jun 20 2018 12:19 pm
USA on 'wrong side of history' with Human Rights Council withdrawal
Following the announcement that the United States will leave the United Nations Human Rights Council, Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, said: “Once again President Trump is show...