Feb 15 2019 12:21 pm
Egypt: 'Cruel' denial of family visits to detainees must end
Egyptian authorities are flagrantly violating international law by denying family visits to scores of detainees, Amnesty International said today. Amnesty has examined an official document which confi...
Feb 14 2019 1:11 pm
Saudi Arabia: European countries must step up defence of women's rights activists
Responding to the European Parliament’s condemnation of the ongoing repression and torture of a group of women’s rights defenders detained in Saudi Arabia since May last year, Covadonga de la Campa, A...
Feb 13 2019 5:05 pm
Egypt: 'Alarming escalation' in executions as six people killed in just two weeks
Egyptian authorities today hanged three prisoners convicted of killing a police officer during clashes that erupted in the weeks following the deadly Rabaa massacre. The executions have brought the to...
Feb 13 2019 3:57 pm
Indonesia: Instagram has 'failed to be an ally' to LGBTI people by closing account
Responding to the decision by Instagram to take down an account featuring comic strips about the life of a Muslim man at the request of the Indonesian government, Usman Hamid, Executive Director of Am...
Feb 13 2019 12:14 pm
Philippines: Rappler CEO arrested 'on a trumped-up libel charge'
Responding to the arrest warrant served to Maria Ressa at the Rappler offices today on charges of ‘cyber libel’, Butch Olano, Director of Amnesty International Philippines, said: “Just days after the...
Feb 13 2019 10:00 am
Australia: Reopening of detention camp a 'cruel and unnecessary political stunt'
Medivac Bill passes in parliament and government announces it will reopen Christmas Island detention centre Refugees are not ‘pawns to be used to score political points’ - Dr Graham Thom Following the...
Feb 12 2019 9:17 am
Nigeria: Shell in court to face complicity charges in execution of Ogoni Nine protesters
Oil giant accused of instigating horrific human rights abuses against Ogoni people in the 1990s First time the case will be heard in court after a 23-year-long fight for justice Widows of the killed O...
Feb 11 2019 2:38 pm
Myanmar: Fresh evidence of new violations during military operations in Rakhine State
Military blocking access to food and indiscriminately shelling villages Army units responsible for past atrocities involved in operations More than 5,000 civilians displaced since December “The Myanma...
Feb 11 2019 2:21 pm
Thailand: 'Victory for people power' as refugee footballer will not be extradited
Responding to news that footballer Hakeem Ali al-Araibi will not be extradited to Bahrain, Senior Director of Global Operations, Amnesty International’s Minar Pimple, said: “This was a baseless and cy...
Feb 9 2019 8:21 am
Zimbabwe: ‘most brutal tactics imaginable’ used by authorities to crush fuel-hike protests - new report
Amnesty research documents the Zimbabwean authorities’ brutal crackdown against recent protests over fuel prices Killings, reports of rape by military personnel and widespread arbitrary arrests of man...