Jan 10 2020 11:33 am
Poland: Judges from 14 European countries to protest judicial crackdown
Judges from at least 14 European countries will march in Warsaw tomorrow (Saturday 11 January) in defence of the rule of law in Poland, as the Polish Senate considers a law which would significantly e...
Jan 9 2020 10:59 am
Bhutan: Parliament must seize ‘historic opportunity’ to decriminalise same-sex relationships
Bill decriminalising same-sex relationships to be presented to parliament this month Bhutan penal code currently criminalises same-sex sexual activities as “unnatural sex” Bhutan must seize a historic...
Jan 9 2020 9:39 am
Amnesty Media Awards - entries closing soon
Naga Munchetty announced as ceremony host Awards will be judged by top journalists from across the UK’s national, regional and broadcast titles Closing date for entries : Thursday 23 January 2020 Ente...
Jan 8 2020 12:53 pm
Bahrain: death sentences against two men upheld despite torture evidence
Hotel worker and airport security employee were arrested over explosion that killed policeman in 2014 One man refused to confess despite beatings and electric shocks, while other forced to incriminate...
Jan 6 2020 12:26 pm
India: 'Shocking' attack by masked mob on students at university
In response to a masked mob attacking at least 26 students and teachers at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi last night, Avinash Kumar, the Executive Director of Amnesty International India, said:...
Jan 6 2020 11:25 am
Philippines: Vice President's insider account of 'war on drugs' shows failure of deadly campaign
Responding to Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo’s call on the government to review its anti-drug strategy, including by ending violent police operations, Joanne Mariner, Amnesty International’s R...
Jan 2 2020 12:43 pm
Hong Kong: Protesters targeted by police in New Year crackdown
Responding to the arrest of 287 people - including three human rights monitors - after police cracked down on a New Year’s Day protest in Hong Kong, Man-Kei Tam, Director of Amnesty International Hong...
Dec 30 2019 10:12 am
China: 'Appalling' jail sentence for pastor makes mockery of religious freedoms
Following the sentencing of pastor Wang Yi of the Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, China, today to nine years in prison, Patrick Poon, China researcher at Amnesty International, said: “Today’s v...
Dec 27 2019 4:26 pm
South Korea: Alternative to military service is new punishment for conscientious objectors
Conscientious objectors in South Korea will continue to be punished and stigmatised for refusing military service under a new alternative service law that was adopted today by the country’s parliament...
Dec 26 2019 10:40 am
Japan: Execution a shameful stain on human rights record of Olympic hosts
In response to the news that Wei Wei, a 40-year-old Chinese national, was executed in Japan on Thursday morning, Arnold Fang, East Asia Researcher at Amnesty International, said: “Today’s execution is...