Oct 11 2019 12:31 pm
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Iran's treatment denounced as 'unspeakably cruel'
With daughter Gabriella’s return to the UK, jailed charity worker’s main support is denied to her ‘This should now be the tipping point - the Iranian authorities should finally do the right thing by r...
Oct 10 2019 6:02 pm
Egypt: prominent blogger-activist Alaa Abdel Fattah tortured in detention
Activist stripped and beaten in notorious Tora jail, while his lawyer also detained in degrading conditions Alaa Abdel Fattah rose to prominence during 2011 uprising against Mubarak ‘Both men appear t...
Oct 10 2019 7:30 am
Malaysia: Unfair trials and secret hangings - new death penalty report
Malaysia must fulfil its promise to abolish the death penalty by swiftly ending capital punishment for drug-related offences and eliminating mandatory death sentences, Amnesty International said today...
Oct 10 2019 1:00 am
Morocco: human rights activists latest targeted by Israeli spyware - new report
Malicious Israeli-made spyware used against academic and lawyer, part of clampdown against Hirak Rif protests Discovery comes amid growing outcry over invasive NSO Group technology ‘NSO is not current...
Oct 9 2019 8:06 pm
Ecuador: authorities must end repression of demonstrations immediately
Security forces have used tear gas and pellet guns against crowds Hundreds arrested ‘The state of emergency cannot be an excuse to violently repress people’s discontent over economic measures’ - Erika...
Oct 9 2019 5:13 pm
Iraq: witnesses confirm snipers have deliberately killed protesters
With death toll exceeding 150, authorities must investigate security forces’ response Journalists and activists warned to ‘keep silent’ over the violence ‘Brazen use of excessive and lethal force agai...
Oct 9 2019 4:12 pm
Iran: 3,500 women's tickets for World Cup football match is 'cynical publicity stunt'
Only 3,500 places in 78,000-seater stadium available to women for Iran v Cambodia Move comes after FIFA pressure following ‘Blue Girl’ death last month At least 40 women arrested for attempting to ent...
Oct 9 2019 2:28 pm
Syria: Civilians at risk as Turkish military offensive begins
Responding to Turkish government statements that its forces are set to cross into northeast Syria “shortly” as part of a military offensive against US-backed Kurdish forces, Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty Inte...
Oct 8 2019 4:30 pm
Turkey: trial of Amnesty chair and ex-director resumes, two years since first detained
The trial of Amnesty Turkey’s chair and ex-director, along with nine other human rights defenders, resumes tomorrow Prosecution summing-up expected No credible evidence of criminal wrongdoing has been...
Oct 8 2019 10:23 am
Northern Ireland: Government publishes abortion guidelines for healthcare professionals ahead of law change
Responding to new guidance for healthcare professionals, published by the UK’s Northern Ireland Office, about the forthcoming abortion law reform in Northern Ireland, Grainne Teggart, Amnesty UK’s Nor...