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...
Nov 11 2019 4:10 pm
USA: charges against humanitarian who helped migrants in Arizona should be dropped
Geography professor Dr Scott Warren faces retrial tomorrow, with possible ten-year jail sentence Arizona has the deadliest section of US-Mexico border Trial is ‘cynical misuse of the justice system’ -...
Nov 11 2019 12:40 pm
UK: Government must not prevent 'truth and justice' for victims of Northern Ireland conflict
In response to reports that Boris Johnson will make an election pledge to amend the Human Rights Act in an effort to stop military veterans being prosecuted over killings that took place during the No...
Nov 11 2019 9:15 am
Hong Kong: 'Pervasive and heavy-handed' police measures must be urgently investigated
In response to the shooting of two protesters by police during demonstrations in Sai Wan Ho on the morning of 11 November, Man-Kei Tam, Director of Amnesty International Hong Kong, said: “Today was an...
Nov 10 2019 9:13 am
Cambodia: Reprieve for Kem Sokha a ‘token gesture’ that should not distract from human rights crisis
In response to the announcement that Kem Sokha, president of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), has been released from house arrest, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty International’...
Nov 10 2019 7:11 am
Iraq: Rein in security forces to prevent a bloodbath
Iraqi authorities must immediately rein in security forces after at least six protesters were killed in central Baghdad today amid a police operation to clear demonstrations from several bridges and s...