Dec 3 2020 1:18 pm
Iran: six men face amputation punishments for 'robbery'

Men were convicted after grossly unfair trials involving torture-tainted ‘confessions’ Authorities in Urumieh preparing to bring a guillotine to the jail New figures show Iran carries out amputation...

Dec 3 2020 10:15 am
Bangladesh: Halt relocation of Rohingya refugees to remote island immediately

In response to the relocation of hundreds of Rohingya refugees to the Bhashan Char, a remote island in the Bay of Bengal, Saad Hammadi, Amnesty International’s South Asia Campaigner, said: “The...

Dec 3 2020 10:08 am
UK: CQC report does not go far enough on DNR scandal

Responding to the first phase of a review by the Care Quality Commission which found that do-not-resuscitate orders were wrongly allocated to some care home residents in England during the COVID-19...

Dec 2 2020 9:09 am
Hong Kong: Opposition activists must be released immediately and unconditionally

‘By targeting well-known activists from Hong Kong’s largely leaderless protest movement, authorities are sending a warning to anyone who dares openly criticise the government’ - Yamini Mishra Joshua...

Dec 2 2020 9:07 am
Vietnam: Facebook and YouTube 'complicit' in State censorship

Facebook recently agreed to ‘significantly increase’ compliance with requests to censor ‘anti-state’ posts Vietnam has jailed 170 prisoners of conscience - 69 solely for their social media activity...

Dec 1 2020 11:59 pm
Egypt: 'horrifying execution spree', with at least 57 killed in past two months

Number executed more than double for whole of 2019 Arrest of Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights staff apparently linked to executions A monk, Wael Tawadros, among those currently at risk of...

Dec 1 2020 10:59 am
UK: New immigration rules targeting rough sleepers 'cruel and inhumane'

Amnesty International has condemned powers within new immigration rules coming into force today (1 December) that allow immigration officials to deport people for having suffered homelessness. Kate...

Nov 30 2020 6:22 pm
Northern Ireland: 'Shameful' refusal to agree public inquiry in Finucane murder will undermine confidence in rule of law

‘This decision will add fuel to the fire of suspicion that there is and continues to be a sinister cover-up of the full extent of official involvement in this murder’- Patrick Corrigan Amnesty...

Nov 28 2020 8:24 pm
Northern Ireland: Amnesty condemns threats against journalists at Sunday World newspaper

Threats - including a death threat - have been made by the Ulster Defence Association ‘The police must get a grip on this problem before another journalist loses their life’ – Patrick Corrigan Amnesty...

Nov 28 2020 7:04 pm
UK: Doubling officers on French beaches to discourage migrant Channel crossings a 'reckless and blinkered' approach

Home secretary announced the number of officers patrolling beaches will double from next week 'It is profoundly disappointing that yet again these two governments have ignored the needs and rights of...