Dec 10 2019 10:03 am
Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi to appear before ICJ in Rohingya genocide case
Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s de facto head of state, will appear today at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague to respond to a case alleging that Myanmar has breached its obligations u...
Dec 10 2019 12:01 am
Climate change ranks highest as most important issue facing world amongst 18-25 year olds
Major new survey reveals what young people think about state of human rights Climate change leads as most vital issue, pressuring world leaders to step up efforts to tackle the global crisis ‘We are t...
Dec 9 2019 1:17 pm
China: Government must prove Xinjiang detainees have been released
Responding to a claim by a Chinese government official that all people held at so-called “vocational education centres” in Xinjiang have “graduated” and achieved “stable employment” and “happy lives”,...
Dec 9 2019 12:32 pm
Algeria: fresh wave of arrests ahead of presidential elections
Millions have demonstrated against this week’s elections At least five journalists in Algiers arrested since 28 November, while satirical artist Nime arrested in port city of Oran ‘Expressing oppositi...
Dec 7 2019 8:57 pm
IRAQ: Testimonies emerge of coordinated attacks which killed at least 20 protesters
Amnesty International has gathered detailed eyewitness testimony of the coordinated attack by unidentified gunmen in Baghdad last night, which claimed at least 20 lives and left more than 130 injured....
Dec 7 2019 12:01 am
Sri Lanka: new Amnesty graphic novel highlights discrimination against LGBTI people
The Sri Lankan authorities must end discrimination against LGBTI people, Amnesty International said today as it published a graphic novel recounting the struggles of LGBTI people in the country. The c...
Dec 6 2019 4:23 pm
Saudi Arabia: prominent lawyer on hunger strike over prison mistreatment
Waleed Abu al-Khair, lawyer for jailed blogger Raif Badawi, in solitary confinement and at risk of torture Latest evidence of escalating crackdown, as high-profile Anthony Joshua boxing match shines s...
Dec 6 2019 11:42 am
India: Urgent investigation needed after rape suspects 'extrajudicially executed'
Amnesty International is calling for a full, independent and impartial criminal investigation into the alleged extrajudicial execution of four rape suspects by police in India earlier today. In a shoc...
Dec 5 2019 1:26 pm
Indonesia: Two people whipped unconscious in 'vicious' public punishments
Responding to reports that a woman and a man lost consciousness as they were whipped during separate public punishments by authorities in Aceh, Indonesia today, Usman Hamid, Amnesty International Indo...
Dec 5 2019 12:29 pm
Slovakia: rejection of regressive abortion law 'a victory for women's rights'
Following a vote today rejecting a bill that would have forced women seeking an abortion to view an ultrasound scan of the embryo or foetus, Monica Costa Riba, Amnesty’s Senior Campaigner on Women’s R...