Jul 15 2020 11:51 am
Tunisia: Blogger's 6 month sentence for FB post is 'bitter blow' for freedom

Tunisian blogger, Emna Chargui, 27, has been sentenced to six months in prison after being convicted on charges relating to a social media post deemed to be “offensive to Islam”. Responding to the...

Jul 15 2020 8:36 am
Brazil: Cattle illegally grazed in the Amazon found in supply chain of leading meat-packer JBS

Government data shows steep rise in illegal commercial cattle ranching in protected areas of Brazil’s Amazon Illegal commercial cattle ranching drives land seizures, violence and threats against...

Jul 13 2020 2:45 pm
Israel: Court rejects bid to revoke Government license for notorious spyware firm NSO

Tech firm sells Pegasus spyware, used by repressive governments to target human rights activists ‘NSO Group continues to profit from human rights abuses with impunity’ – Danna Ingleton A Tel Aviv...

Jul 13 2020 2:12 pm
Bahrain: UK urged to denounce 'appalling' death sentence for torture pair

Two men sentenced to death following grossly unfair trial Men tortured through beatings, electrocution and being suspended by the limbs ‘The UK needs to denounce this court decision in the strongest...

Jul 13 2020 12:01 am
UK among highest COVID-19 health worker deaths in the world

More than 540 health and social worker deaths in England and Wales, from 3,000 global fatalities Health workers in Pakistan, Mexico and the Philippines attacked - others detained or dismissed for...

Jul 10 2020 3:58 pm
Iran: execution of man for drinking alcohol denounced as 'sheer cruelty'

Media reports named 55-year-old Mortaza Jamali, who was executed on 8 July Fourth conviction for alcohol consumption punishable by death under Iranian law Following a statement today from the Iranian...

Jul 10 2020 2:44 pm
Northern Ireland: 'Landmark decision' for press freedom as court rules against police

Amnesty International has welcomed the judgment in a judicial review in Belfast that has quashed the warrant authorising police raids on the homes and offices of investigative journalists Trevor...

Jul 10 2020 12:01 am
Northern Ireland: Call for independent investigation into death of schoolgirl shot dead during Troubles

Majella O’Hare was 12 years old when she was shot in the back by a soldier using a machine gun as she walked to church. The Ministry of Defence later apologised for the killing Amnesty International...

Jul 9 2020 1:46 pm
Serbia: Police violence against COVID-19 protesters must end

Tear gas and stun grenades fired indiscriminately into crowds “The disproportionate use of force against entire demonstrations is not justified” – Jelena Sesar Police violence against COVID-19...

Jul 9 2020 12:59 pm
Northern Ireland: Campaigners welcome Government commitment to allow religious same-sex marriage

Government announcement follows criticism of Secretary of State for delays in introducing law changes Campaigners call for further law change to allow conversion of civil partnerships to marriage...