Oct 20 2020 5:58 pm
Thailand: Media outlet shutdown an attempt to stifle growing protest

Responding to news that a court in Thailand has upheld a government order to shut down "all platforms" of Voice TV, a Thai television channel, Amnesty International's Deputy Regional Director for...

Oct 20 2020 5:36 pm
Armenia/Azerbaijan: Use of artillery salvos and ballistic missiles in populated areas must stop immediately

Both Armenia and Azerbaijan must immediately stop the use of heavy explosive weapons with wide-area effects in densely populated civilian areas, Amnesty International warned today. Experts from...

Oct 19 2020 11:59 pm
Qatar: domestic workers suffering extreme overwork and abuse - new report

Many working more than 18 hours a day, with some never having a single day off Workers report spitting, beating, kicking, punching and hair-pulling at hands of abusive employers ‘Qatar is still...

Oct 15 2020 7:37 pm
UK: MPs vote through 'deeply dangerous' Covert Human Intelligence Sources Bill

Bill that allows public authorities to authorise crimes such as murder and torture passes third reading in Parliament A ‘hugely worrying’ development, says Amnesty International Responding to news...

Oct 15 2020 11:39 am
Thailand: Emergency decree banning gatherings 'yet another attempt to stamp out dissent'

Thai authorities have ordered an indefinite ban on gatherings of five or more people in Bangkok, under emergency measures to stop escalating pro-democracy protests Order also bans publication of news...

Oct 15 2020 10:44 am
Nigeria: attacks on #EndSARS protesters leave 10 dead and hundreds injured

Hundreds of protesters injured and arrested Sponsored thugs unleashing violence on peaceful protesters Genuine reform of police urgently needed Nigerian security forces must immediately end the...

Oct 14 2020 4:49 pm
UK: 'dangerous' bill could allow MI5 and police to authorise torture and murder

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill to be debated on Thursday Amnesty International calls for significant amendments to prevent government agencies being given apparent authority...

Oct 13 2020 9:53 am
Northern Ireland: Journalist denounces police failure to investigate threat to rape her baby

A Northern Ireland journalist, who has received death threats and other threats of violence, will today lodge an official complaint with the Police Ombudsman of Northern Ireland over what she says is...

Oct 12 2020 3:40 pm
UK: Review into 'horrifyingly widespread' use of do-not-resuscitate orders in care homes must begin immediately

Responding to an announcement that the Department of Health and Social Care has asked the Care Quality Commission to review how Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) orders have been...

Oct 12 2020 12:56 pm
Tanzania: law 'weaponised' in election clampdown - new report

Politicians arrested and media houses suspended ahead of October election Foreign journalists must be chaperoned by government official Opposition leader summoned to explain meeting with British High...