Sep 9 2019 5:25 pm
Iran: 'outrageous' prison and flogging sentences for seven journalists and activists
Responding to reports that a Revolutionary Court in Tehran has handed four journalists and three labour rights activists jail sentences of between six and 18 years, and in one case a punishment of 74...
Sep 9 2019 11:52 am
Deal or no deal Brexit poses serious human rights concerns
The on-going uncertainty around Brexit poses serious human rights issues, Amnesty International said today.
Sep 9 2019 1:00 am
Arms companies are 'washing their hands of their responsibilities' - new report
22 companies - including BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce - failing to undertake adequate human rights due diligence despite war crimes risk Findings come after court ruled UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia we...
Sep 7 2019 2:09 pm
Russia: Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and others freed in prisoner swap
Russia and Ukraine have today finalised the exchange of 66 prisoners, they include 24 Ukrainian sailors captured off the coast of Crimea last year and Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov. Marie Struthers...
Sep 6 2019 9:55 pm
El Salvador: Prosecutors must not criminalise Evelyn Hernández
El Salvador’s public prosecutor’s office is appealing the decision to acquit Evelyn Hernández, a Salvadoran woman who was imprisoned after delivering a stillborn baby. Responding to the ruling, Astrid...
Sep 6 2019 6:00 pm
Morocco: journalist faces trial for abortion and sex outside marriage
Hajar Raissouni’s trial set to begin in Rabat on Monday Her fiancé is also charged, as are doctor at health clinic and two further staff members Raissouni, who has previously criticised the authoritie...
Sep 6 2019 4:54 pm
Deal of no deal, Brexit poses serious human rights concerns
The on-going uncertainty around Brexit poses serious human rights issues, Amnesty International said today. While Amnesty does not take a position on the Referendum result or whether the UK leaves the...
Sep 6 2019 4:02 pm
Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe was a 'liberator turned oppressor'
Mugabe was adopted as ‘prisoner of conscience’ by Amnesty after being jailed during resistance years ‘Mugabe leaves behind permanent scars of his brutal rule’ - Muleya Mwananyanda Robert Mugabe, the f...
Sep 5 2019 8:18 pm
South Africa: 'Alarming' levels of gender-based violence and femicide
In response to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address to the nation and hundreds who had gathered in Cape Town to protest against soaring gender-based violence and femicide rates in the country, Shenilla...
Sep 5 2019 4:10 pm
Taliban killing of Afghanistan's Independent Human Rights Director a war crime
Responding to the news that the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission’s acting director in Ghor province, Abdul Samad Amiri, has been kidnapped and killed by the Taliban, Samira Hamidi, Amne...