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Jan 17 2022 12:54 pm
Amnesty Media Awards: Call for entries close this week

Closing date for entries is this Thursday: https://amnesty-media-awards.org.uk/ Entries for Amnesty International UK’s Media Awards close on Thursday. The…

Jan 17 2022 10:54 am
Russia: one year after jailing, Navalny and supporters in 'living hell'

The jailed opposition leader still faces a raft of bogus charges Dozens of Navalny’s team have fled Russia and many have been jailed amid ‘brutal’ targeted crackdown ‘His supporters and Russian civil...

Jan 14 2022 10:13 am
Northern Ireland: ‘Race hate attackers going unpunished’ – one year on, no-one charged for arson attack on Belfast multi-cultural centre

Joint statement from Amnesty International and Belfast Multi-Cultural Association ‘We feel let down by the police.’ – Muhammad Atif ‘Police figures show that the vast majority of racist hate crimes in...

Jan 13 2022 12:26 pm
El Salvador: Pegasus spyware used against journalists

Amnesty confirms 35 cases of journalists and members of civil society whose phones were infected with Pegasus, the notorious spyware from Israeli surveillance company NSO Group A joint investigation...

Jan 13 2022 11:37 am
Germany/Syria: life sentence for former intelligence officer is 'historic victory'

Anwar Raslan found guilty of crimes against humanity, including torture of detainees in infamous Branch 251 detention centre Case follows jailing of another Syrian in Germany last year ‘States across...

Jan 13 2022 8:57 am
Egypt: women's rights activist Amal Fathy jailed for highlighting sexual harassment

Prominent activist sentenced to year in prison for Facebook video critical of authorities’ failure to protect women from sexual harassment ‘Criticising the government’s failure to address sexual...

Jan 12 2022 1:34 pm
Poland: 'Witch-hunt' against LGBTI activists must end after rainbow halo case

LGBTI campaigners Elżbieta, Anna and Joanna were tried for ‘offending religious beliefs’ Trio faced two years in jail after sharing posters depicting Virgin Mary with rainbow-coloured halo ‘The...

Jan 11 2022 9:31 pm
Kazakhstan protests - 'crisis is far from over'

Almost 10,000 have been arrested since protests began Authorities must release arbitrarily detained protestors and respect human rights amid ongoing unrest ‘The silence of the authorities regarding...

Jan 10 2022 7:31 pm
Australia: Djokovic saga sheds light on government's 'shameful refugee policies'

Responding to the judgement delivered in tennis star Novak Djokovic’s appeal against the Australian government’s decision to cancel his visa, Dr Graham Thom, Amnesty International Australia’s Refugee...

Jan 7 2022 4:40 pm
Guantánamo: renewed call for closure of infamous prison ahead of 20th anniversary

Tuesday 11 January marks 20 years since first detainees were taken to the military base under President Bush ‘President Biden must uphold his commitment to close Guantánamo once and for all’ - Daphne...