Nov 15 2019 11:04 am
Vietnam: Prominent human rights defender detained on return to country
Responding to reports that prominent activist Dinh Thao was taken into custody upon her arrival at Hanoi Noi Bai airport this morning, Joanne Mariner, Amnesty International’s Research Director for Sou...
Nov 14 2019 8:34 pm
USA: Santa Clarita school shooting a painful tragedy
Amnesty calls for urgent and meaningful gun violence prevention Responding to reports of a school shooting today in California , Ernest Coverson, Amnesty International USA’s campaign manager for the E...
Nov 14 2019 6:42 pm
Myanmar: ICC decision to investigate Rohingya atrocities an important step towards justice
Following the International Criminal Court (ICC)’s decision on Thursday to authorise an investigation into alleged crimes committed against Myanmar’s Rohingya population, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty In...
Nov 14 2019 11:08 am
Award-winning journalist Behrouz Boochani freed from Manus Island
Iranian refugee to speak at notable literary festival in New Zealand Visa to travel sponsored by Amnesty International Behrouz Boochani, an award-winning journalist from Iran who is known for his work...
Nov 13 2019 5:17 pm
Morocco: rapper faces possible two-year jail sentence for 'offending' police
Trial of Gnawi due to begin tomorrow, as popular singer faces prosecution apparently related to his music ‘He must be released immediately and all charges in this absurd case against him dropped’ - He...
Nov 13 2019 12:09 pm
Sri Lanka: Human rights must be 'at the heart' of the next presidency
Ahead of Sri Lanka’s presidential election this weekend, Amnesty International has called on the country’s next president to put human rights at the heart of their policies. Amnesty is appealing to al...
Nov 13 2019 9:18 am
Limited edition children's protest T-shirts celebrate landmark anniversary
Amnesty International UK and Everpress collaborate to mark the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Amnesty International and Everpress have teamed up to launch ‘Leaders of...
Nov 12 2019 7:49 pm
Turkey: Decision to re-arrest writer Ahmet Altan a scandalous injustice
Following a court decision to re-arrest writer Ahmet Altan just a week after he was released from jail following more than three years in pre-trial detention, Marie Struthers, Amnesty International’s...
Nov 12 2019 5:49 pm
Saudi Arabia: labelling of feminism, atheism and homosexuality as extremist is 'outrageous'
Move is further example of ‘bogus reformist image’ cultivated by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Loujain al-Hathloul and other women’s rights activists still languishing in jail ‘This announcement is...
Nov 12 2019 11:54 am
Russia: leading Crimean activist and five co-defendants given long jail sentences
Prominent Tatar human rights defender Emir-Usein Kuku jailed for 12 years for ‘organising the activities of a terrorist organisation’ ‘Emir-Usein Kuku is behind bars simply for speaking out for the ri...