Sep 10 2019 11:59 pm
Amnesty chief urges 25,000 UK schools to let children strike for climate
Kumi Naidoo writes to 25,000 headteachers, urging them to ‘neither prevent nor punish’ pupils from taking part in the global days of strikes Letter comes ahead of biggest ever wave of global climate s...
Sep 10 2019 4:35 pm
Israeli spyware firm must ensure new policy is not just 'whitewashing'
NSO Group has been under pressure over revelations its invasive technology was used against journalists and human rights defenders ‘The NSO policy comes too late for the scores of activists targeted b...
Sep 10 2019 2:07 pm
Iran: 'horrific' death of football fan Sahar Khodayari must mean end of women stadium ban
Iran is the only country in the world that stops and punishes women seeking to enter football stadiums 29-year-old poured petrol over herself last week after being charged with ‘appearing in public wi...
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...