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May 25 2022 9:42 am
US: Texas shooting underscores how Government has 'allowed gun violence to become a human rights crisis'

Responding to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde in the US state of Texas, Ernest Coverson, Amnesty International USA’s Ending Gun Violence Campaign Manager, said: “We find...

May 24 2022 4:18 pm
Saudi Arabia set to execute two Bahraini men after 'grossly unfair' trial

Jaafar Sultan and Sadeq Thamer held in solitary confinement for three-and-a-half months after arrest and denied legal representation New global statistics show ‘grim trend’ of increased executions in...

May 24 2022 1:42 pm
UK: Strip search case 'another manifestation of institutional racism and misogyny' in policing

In response to the police strip searching a child, Ilyas Nagdee, Amnesty International UK’s Racial Justice Director, said: “The use of strip searches against children is a serious violation of their...

May 24 2022 11:11 am
Northern Ireland: MPs must reject Troubles Bill which would sound 'death knell for justice' for conflict victims

Amnesty International has called on MPs to reject the controversial Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill, which it warned will create a deeply unfair two-tier justice system and...

May 24 2022 10:30 am
UK: Police 'remain in denial' about deep-rooted racism in the force

In response to the police chiefs new race action plan published today, Ilyas Nagdee, Amnesty International UK’s Racial Justice Director, said: “Racism is still rampant in policing and it’s...

May 24 2022 12:00 am
Global use of death penalty up by 20% - major new report

Annual survey of capital punishment shows how courts re-opening after Covid fuelled increase in death sentences and executions Disturbing spikes in Iran and Saudi Arabia, while 86 people given death...

May 22 2022 11:02 am
Israel: forced transfer of Bedouin is latest example of apartheid cruelty

Court is hearing residents’ appeal against being forced out of their homes in Bedouin village of Ras Jrabah in Negev/Naqab Israeli authorities are expanding nearby town of Dimona, home to mostly...

May 20 2022 4:28 pm
Northern Ireland: Amnesty call on police to stop strip searching children

Amnesty International has called on the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to end the practice of strip searching children. The call comes after a report published today by The Detail revealed...

May 20 2022 3:23 pm
Global: Rich and powerful to meet at Davos amid 'gathering storm of human rights crises'

World Economic Forum’s annual meeting to begin on Sunday 22 May Ahead of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos that starts on Sunday (22 May), Agnès Callamard, Amnesty International’s...

May 19 2022 12:15 pm
Iran: Swedish academic at risk of execution is being held as a state hostage

Ahmadreza Djalali threatened with execution in ‘retaliation’ for legal cases against two Iranians in Sweden and Belgium Call on Sweden and Belgium to investigate under Convention Against Taking of...