Jul 19 2019 12:20 pm
USA: reports that no refugees to be resettled next year is 'beyond shameful'
‘The United States used to be a leader in providing refuge to those in need’ - Ryan Mace Responding to reports that some in the Trump Administration are considering lowering the number of refugees to...
Jul 19 2019 11:40 am
Philippines: 36 people face sedition charges as authorities bid to silence critics
Responding to news that the Philippine National Police have filed complaints against 36 high-profile figures for sedition and related charges, Butch Olano, Amnesty International Philippines Section Di...
Jul 18 2019 3:51 pm
Israel: Amnesty joins legal challenge to expulsion of Human Rights Watch director
‘The authorities’ move to penalise him for his human rights work is an act you expect only from oppressive governments’ - Saleh Higazi Amnesty International has joined a legal case brought by Human Ri...
Jul 18 2019 3:16 pm
Northern Ireland: 'giant leap' forward for abortion and equal marriage reform as MPs pass Bill
MPs have today passed amendments to the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill that will decriminalise abortion and legalise same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland by 328 votes to 65. These reform...
Jul 18 2019 2:00 pm
Hong Kong: EU Parliament calls for export control on technologies 'used to violate basic rights'
The European Parliament today voted for the EU and member states to work towards establishing export control mechanisms to deny China and Hong Kong access to technologies ‘used to violate basic rights...
Jul 18 2019 1:24 pm
UK: Government U-turn on torture inquiry branded 'disgraceful'
David Lidington tells Commons that Government will not allow a judge-led inquiry into UK’s complicity in detainee abuse during US-led torture programme Responding to an announcement from the Governmen...
Jul 18 2019 12:01 am
South Sudan: Peaceful protesters harassed and intimidated by authorities - new briefing
The authorities in South Sudan have conducted a cross-border campaign of harassment, intimidation and attacks to shut down a series of global protests planned against the country’s leadership, Amnesty...
Jul 17 2019 11:59 pm
USA: authorities in Florida should close down Homestead child migrant detention centre
2,000-strong ‘temporary’ detention facility holds children as young as 13 for months at a time Instead of a maths lesson, children were copying the words of the US Pledge of Allegiance ‘The senseless...
Jul 17 2019 8:01 pm
Italy: charges against Sea-Watch 3's captain must be dropped
Ahead of the questioning of the Sea-Watch 3 captain, Carola Rackete, by prosecutors in Agrigento (Sicily) tomorrow on charges of abetting irregular migration and resisting the orders of a war ship, El...
Jul 17 2019 4:45 pm
Google must now fully commit to never censoring search in China after dropping Project Dragonfly
Responding to a statement by a senior Google executive this week that the company has “terminated” plans to launch Project Dragonfly, its censored search engine for China, Joe Westby, researcher on te...