Jan 18 2018 11:32 am
UK Government shirking shared responsibility over refugee rights with France
Ahead of today’s meeting between UK Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron, Amnesty International is calling on Mrs May to focus on reuniting families instead of building fenc...
Jan 17 2018 6:48 pm
Warning that Brexit must not mean EU arms and surveillance safeguards are abandoned in UK
'Brexit mustn’t mean weaker regulation over the UK’s selling of arms and surveillance equipment around the world' - Oliver Feeley-Sprague Amnesty International has welcomed a vote in the European Parl...
Jan 17 2018 6:34 pm
Israel's continued detention of 16-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi is 'outrageously excessive'
Fresh call comes after her release on bail was denied today ‘It would be a major injustice if a prison sentence were imposed on Ahed Tamimi’ - Magdalena Mughrabi Responding to a ruling today by an Isr...
Jan 17 2018 3:02 pm
Ethiopia: Release of hundreds of detainees must lead to freedom for all prisoners of conscience
The release of opposition politician Merera Gudina and hundreds of other detainees in Ethiopia today must only be a first step towards freedom for all prisoners of conscience in the country, Amnesty I...
Jan 17 2018 2:34 pm
Myanmar: 'Shocking killings' by police in Rakhine State must be investigated
Responding to reports that the police shot dead at least eight protesters in Mrauk-U in Myanmar’s Rakhine State yesterday, James Gomez, Amnesty International’s Director for Southeast Asia and the Paci...
Jan 17 2018 9:23 am
Withdrawal Bill: Ministers being given 'blank cheque' to rewrite laws
‘Ministers are being issued with a blank cheque to rewrite laws and curtail rights on a whim without the proper scrutiny of parliament’ – Rachel Logan MPs must not issue ministers with a blank cheque...
Jan 16 2018 6:03 pm
Egypt: release of jailed human rights lawyer is 'rare moment of justice'
Lawyer Mahienour el-Massry is one of numerous human rights defenders under attack from the Egyptian authorities ‘Rare moments of justice like this offer a glimmer of hope to the thousands of other peo...
Jan 16 2018 3:36 pm
Yemen: release of well-known blogger Hisham al-Omeisy welcomed
Call on Huthi authorities to release other prisoners of conscience ‘Since 2016, Yemen has witnessed a surge in arbitrary arrests, detentions and enforced disappearances by Huthi forces’ - Samah Hadid...
Jan 16 2018 2:28 pm
Bangladesh: Returning Rohingya to Myanmar 'alarmingly premature'
Responding to an announcement by the Bangladesh Foreign Ministry today that it intends to repatriate all Rohingya refugees within two years, James Gomez, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for...
Jan 15 2018 12:00 am
Israel should release 16-year-old Palestinian activist, Ahed Tamimi
Ahed, who is due in court today, faces possible ten-year jail sentence ‘The footage of this incident shows that she posed no actual threat and that her punishment is blatantly disproportionate’ - Magd...