Jul 9 2020 10:23 am
UK: Legal experts and campaigners call for public inquiry into Government handling of COVID-19

Public Interest Law Centre and 70 organisations write to Government demanding an independent and rigorous public inquiry UK has one of the highest death rates from COVID-19 in Europe – between 43,000...

Jul 9 2020 9:53 am
Northern Ireland: First same-sex couple to marry criticise government failure to deliver full marriage equality

Sharni and Robyn Edwards-Peoples criticise Secretary of State for still not allowing religious same-sex marriages and conversion of civil partnerships Call for action comes on one-year anniversary of...

Jul 8 2020 12:51 pm
Tanzania: 'Politically motivated' charges against comedian for failing to register SIM card must be dropped

Idris Sultan faces charges over owning a SIM card Charges brought after comedian posts video laughing at Tanzanian President ‘It is evident that the Tanzanian authorities do not have a case against...

Jul 7 2020 5:49 pm
UK: Liz Truss statement on arms sales to Saudi Arabia 'deeply cynical'

UK Government insisting previous Saudi violations in Yemen were ‘isolated incidents’ UK has sold around £5bn of arms to Saudi Arabia during bloody Yemen conflict ‘This seems like an attempt to rewrite...

Jul 6 2020 1:43 pm
Northern Ireland: Judith Gillespie ‘urgently needs to rescue’ abuse investigation

Amnesty seeks urgent meeting with Judith Gillespie, new chair of Executive working group Repeated delays to Mother & Baby Home research, no research into clerical abuse and still no plan for public...

Jul 4 2020 1:04 pm
Morocco: government smear campaign against Amnesty shows intolerance of criticism

Attacks on Amnesty’s work follow exposure of authorities’ surveillance of leading journalist using Israeli company’s notorious spyware Journalist Omar Radi twice summoned by the authorities since 22...

Jul 3 2020 3:11 pm
UK: MP Vote on domestic abuse legislation an opportunity to make protection equal for all victims

MPs to vote on the Domestic Abuse Bill on Monday Frontline migrant and BME domestic abuse organisations urge MPs to vote for equal access to safety for all victims “The Government has recognised the...

Jul 3 2020 2:33 pm
Turkey: Amnesty Chair convicted in 'travesty of justice'

Taner Kılıç sentenced to more than six years in prison after ‘politically-motivated’ trial that lasted nearly three years ‘We will continue to stand with our friends and colleagues as they appeal...

Jul 3 2020 1:56 pm
Myanmar: Civilians and children killed in military airstrikes as conflict intensifies

Indiscriminate airstrikes by the Myanmar military have killed civilians, including children, amid worsening conflict in the country’s Rakhine and Chin states, new evidence gathered by Amnesty...

Jul 3 2020 11:58 am
Philippines: Duterte's dangerous anti-terror law a new setback for human rights

Responding to news that Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte today signed the Anti-Terrorism Act into law, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific Regional Director, said: “Under...