Oct 12 2020 8:04 am
Myanmar: Military burns villages and kills civilians as Rakhine State conflict escalates - new evidence

First-hand testimony, satellite images, photographs, video and media reports reveal extent of violence towards civilians ‘The Myanmar military’s utter disregard for civilian suffering grows more...

Oct 9 2020 1:04 pm
Bangladesh: authorities must protect Rohingya refugees from gang violence

Violent clashes have broken out between gangs over the trade of drugs in Cox’s Bazar, triggering at least 2,000 refugees to flee to other camps Eight dead and hundreds injured since 4 October despite...

Oct 8 2020 6:01 am
Colombia: Human rights defenders suffering 'crisis' as land threats increase - new report

Defenders living in one of Colombia’s largest coca-producing areas stigmatised, harassed, attacked New report exposes the ineffectiveness of the protection measures implemented by the government...

Oct 7 2020 2:13 pm
Greece: Golden Dawn verdicts send 'clear message' on racism and hate speech

Convictions for leaders and former MPs from anti-immigrant party welcomed Tear gas used indiscriminately against crowds outside Athens court this morning ‘Today’s landmark ruling is a recognition of...

Oct 6 2020 7:10 pm
Amnesty calls for a ban on guns near polling stations during forthcoming elections

Amnesty International has called on US state governors to ban guns at or near polling stations during the forthcoming elections to ensure the safety of voters, poll workers and the wider community...

Oct 6 2020 4:41 pm
Hong Kong: Education censorship fears as teacher banned for 'promoting independence'

Primary school teacher punished after asking pupils “what is freedom of speech?” ‘The Hong Kong authorities must not use national security as a pretext to unnecessarily censor educational activities...

Oct 6 2020 4:37 pm
UK: Overseas Operations Bill 'bad law and a worse example'

Ahead of parliamentary committee sessions this week on the Government’s highly controversial Overseas Operations Bill Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK’s Director, said: “The Government’s Overseas...

Oct 6 2020 12:02 pm
Northern Ireland: Witnesses to murder of schoolgirl Majella O'Hare demand justice

Witnesses call for the PSNI to establish independent investigation 44 years since 12-year-old Majella O’Hare was shot in the back by a soldier no one held accountable ‘Majella was just lifted like a...

Oct 4 2020 4:07 pm
UK: Priti Patel delivers 'shameless and nonsensical' promises to reform asylum system

Responding to the Home Secretary’s speech at the Conservative Party Conference today, Kate Allen, Amnesty UK Director, said: “It is less than a week since Priti Patel promised to deliver a cultural...

Oct 4 2020 10:16 am
UK: Older people in care homes abandoned to die amid Government failures during coronavirus pandemic - new report

Key failings included decisions to discharge thousands of untested hospital patients into care homes and imposition of blanket DNARs Care home managers and staff say they were left without guidance...