May 27 2020 11:28 am
Hong Kong: Alarming police attacks on peaceful anthem bill protesters signals yet another 'summer of repression'

Police have fired pepper pellets at people protesting bill that would criminalise ‘insulting’ or ‘misusing’ the Chinese national anthem Hundreds of activists have also been rounded up or detained over...

May 27 2020 11:17 am
LGBTI+ Pride celebrations to continue inside - new online festival announced

As COVID-19 forces lots of Pride events to be cancelled, Amnesty International, UK Black Pride, Stonewall and ParaPride have joined to bring celebrations online Pride Inside will see artists...

May 27 2020 8:30 am
Nigeria: children brutally targeted in military-Boko Haram conflict becoming 'lost generation' - new report

Amnesty International has documented torture, unlawful detention and sexual abuse of children escaping Boko Haram in the Northeast At least 10,000 people, including many children, have died in...

May 26 2020 7:23 pm
USA: Minneapolis police officer 'must be held accountable for use of deadly force'

Responding to a video on social media showing a Minneapolis police officer using his knee to pin down a man named George Floyd by his neck until he was unable to breathe, Kristina Roth, Amnesty...

May 26 2020 1:24 pm
Qatar: 'huge' security weakness in COVID-19 contact-tracing app

Amnesty’s Security Lab alerts authorities to serious privacy flaws in mandatory EHTERAZ app People who do not use app can face up to three years in jail Privacy concerns remain over UK’s intended...

May 22 2020 12:49 pm
Northern Ireland: Campaigners criticise UK Government failure to deliver full marriage equality

Government “go slow” on allowing religious same-sex marriages and conversion of existing civil partnerships to a marriage Criticism comes on fifth anniversary of marriage equality referendum and...

May 22 2020 12:33 pm
China: New national security plan an 'ominous moment for human rights in Hong Kong'

National People’s Congress expected to endorse a decision regarding the 'establishment and strengthening' of national security measures in Hong Kong China routinely abuses its own national security...

May 22 2020 12:24 pm
Myanmar: Rohingya still suffering persecution despite International Court order

Court deadline tomorrow for Myanmar to report on measures to protect Rohingya minority 600,000 Rohingya languish in dire conditions, including more than 100,000 held in camps ‘No meaningful steps to...

May 21 2020 5:57 pm
UK: shareholder challenges BP over 'glaring' lack of climate change policy

Amnesty UK Board member submits written questions to BP’s closed AGM in London next week Global oil giant was responsible for Deepwater Horizon disaster, yet has not updated its human rights policy...

May 20 2020 4:16 pm
Lesotho: Thabane resignation must not mean immunity from charges over murder of ex-wife

Thabane has stepped down as Prime Minister He faces charges related to shooting of his ex-wife in 2017 Concerns remain over safety of witnesses in murder case – one has died in mysterious...