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Jul 22 2022 3:16 pm
UK: Government attacks on human rights lawyers are putting them in ‘serious’ danger

Prominent international human rights lawyer, Caoilfhionn Gallagher has received death threats including one saying she will be murdered like Pat Finucane Amnesty urges ministers to step back from the...

Jul 22 2022 11:54 am
Singapore: Amnesty calls for an end to executions as fifth person hanged in under four months

Nazeri bin Lajim was executed in Singapore today after being handed the mandatory punishment for drug-related offences This is the fifth execution the country has carried out this year after a pause...

Jul 21 2022 12:01 am
Ethiopia: 'Horrific' massacre of 400 ethnic Amhara must be investigated immediately

On 18 June hundreds of Amhara residents in Oromia region were killed and scores injured Victims’ family members claim atrocities committed by Oromo Liberation Army Most of those killed were unarmed...

Jul 20 2022 5:15 pm
Sri Lanka: 'Chilling' emergency regulations must not lead to further human rights violations

Authorities have carried out arrests of largely peaceful demonstrators since anti-government protests erupted ‘The emergency regulations give sweeping powers to the police and the armed forces’ -...

Jul 20 2022 11:24 am
UK: new trade deal with Israel must not be a betrayal of Palestinians' human rights

Amnesty submission to Government consultation spells out dangers of loosely-drafted deal Warning that Israeli exporters may ‘pass off’ settlement goods as Israeli ones ‘The bottom line here is that UK...

Jul 19 2022 8:22 pm
Israel/OPT: 1,000 West Bank residents, including 500 children, brace themselves for large-scale demolition of homes

Masafer Yatta communities have been hit by wave after wave of demolitions in recent weeks Palestinian Bedouin homes in the Negev/Naqab desert have also suffered repeated demolition ‘The imminent...

Jul 18 2022 8:40 pm
Protect the Protest: Amnesty warns against allowing those in power to make protest a crime

Black Lives Matter, MeToo and climate change have inspired millions to take to streets In response, governments around the world have moved to criminalise protest ‘Protest is meant to be noisy, it’s...

Jul 18 2022 6:35 am
Thailand: Pegasus spyware found on phones of dissidents involved in mass protests

Thailand must thoroughly investigate the use of the invasive Pegasus spyware found on the phones of dozens of activists, Amnesty International said today, after a new report identified 30 people who...

Jul 15 2022 5:18 pm
Russia: 'Unjust and cruel' prison sentence handed to opposition activist

Andrei Pivovarov, former head of the UK-based Otkrytaya Rossiya (Open Russia) movement sentenced to four years in prison ‘Even if now those who stand for the future are trampled and imprisoned, I know...

Jul 14 2022 9:05 pm
Sri Lanka: Amnesty urges authorities to not use military to police protests

Amnesty International today issued an urgent plea the Sri Lankan authorities to stop using armed forces to police protests. The plea follows an order that empowers armed forces to maintain law and...