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Dec 21 2021 9:24 am
Japan: three prisoners hanged in 'abhorrent' resumption of executions

First executions in country for two years Death row inmates typically told of their execution only shortly beforehand ‘Today’s abhorrent resumption of executions is a damning indictment of this...

Dec 20 2021 12:01 am
Belarus/EU: Authorities playing 'sordid game' with asylum-seekers and migrants - new evidence

Harrowing testimonies expose brutal violence from Belarusian and Polish forces against asylum-seekers and migrants People including children have been beaten with batons, rifle butts, punched with...

Dec 17 2021 7:02 pm
Geneva: no agreement in talks on regulating killer robots

‘Government leaders need to draw a moral and legal line for humanity against the killing of people by machines’ - Richard Moyes The Stop Killer Robots coalition - which includes Amnesty International...

Dec 16 2021 12:51 pm
Amnesty Media Awards 2022: judges announced as entries close in just over a month

First wave of judges announced Closing date for entries is 20 January 2022: https://amnesty-media-awards.org.uk/ Amnesty International UK has announced the first…

Dec 16 2021 11:47 am
Ethiopia: new wave of atrocities in Western Tigray

Amhara security forces are responsible for a surge of mass detentions, killings and forced expulsions of ethnic Tigrayans in the Western Tigray territory of northern Ethiopia, Amnesty International...

Dec 15 2021 5:52 pm
Myanmar: Military starving civilians in 'brutal' anti-resistance campaign

The Myanmar military has been obstructing civilians’ access to crucial aid and medical supplies as part of its suppression of armed resistance to February coup, Amnesty International said today (17...

Dec 15 2021 5:48 pm
Afghanistan: Fresh evidence of war crimes during collapse and Taliban takeover

The Taliban, United States military, and Afghan security forces were all responsible for attacks that resulted in extensive civilian suffering before the country’s government collapsed earlier this...

Dec 15 2021 12:12 pm
Northern Ireland: Supreme Court finds police wrong not to investigate torture of 'Hooded Men'

The UK Supreme Court has today found that the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) acted unlawfully by deciding not to proceed with an investigation into the torture of 14 men in the 1970s. The...

Dec 15 2021 11:01 am
Russia: seven protest leaders in Ingushetia jailed for up to nine years

Peaceful protests were about plans to change the border with Chechnya ‘Their sentencing sends a chilling message to civil society leaders in Ingushetia and beyond’ - Marie Struthers Seven Russian...

Dec 14 2021 3:10 pm
Belarus: Scathing prison sentence for opposition leader is politically motivated

Homel Regional Court today sentenced Syrahei Tsikhanouski to 18 years in prison Reacting to the 18-year prison sentence handed down today to Syarhei Tsikhanouski who was arrested in May 2020 after...