May 22 2020 12:33 pm
China: New national security plan an 'ominous moment for human rights in Hong Kong'

National People’s Congress expected to endorse a decision regarding the 'establishment and strengthening' of national security measures in Hong Kong China routinely abuses its own national security...

May 22 2020 12:24 pm
Myanmar: Rohingya still suffering persecution despite International Court order

Court deadline tomorrow for Myanmar to report on measures to protect Rohingya minority 600,000 Rohingya languish in dire conditions, including more than 100,000 held in camps ‘No meaningful steps to...

May 21 2020 5:57 pm
UK: shareholder challenges BP over 'glaring' lack of climate change policy

Amnesty UK Board member submits written questions to BP’s closed AGM in London next week Global oil giant was responsible for Deepwater Horizon disaster, yet has not updated its human rights policy...

May 20 2020 4:16 pm
Lesotho: Thabane resignation must not mean immunity from charges over murder of ex-wife

Thabane has stepped down as Prime Minister He faces charges related to shooting of his ex-wife in 2017 Concerns remain over safety of witnesses in murder case – one has died in mysterious...

May 20 2020 12:10 pm
Iran: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's latest furlough extension given cautious welcome

Tweet from Free Nazanin campaign says ‘no decision’ has been made over whether the British national will be given clemency ‘We’re worried that the Iranian authorities are still playing games with...

May 20 2020 11:32 am
Singapore: Man sentenced to death via Zoom in 'cruel and inhumane' move by authorities

Supreme Court handed 37-year-old Malaysian national Punithan Genasan a death sentence for his conviction of drugs trafficking Singapore continues to defy international law and standards by imposing...

May 20 2020 10:43 am
UK: 'draconian' new terrorism measures criticised

Responding to an announcement by the Government of a new Counter Terrorism and Sentencing Bill, Rachel Logan, Amnesty International UK’s legal expert, said: “We still need to see exactly what’s being...

May 19 2020 2:55 pm
Hungary: decision to strip trans people of the right to legal gender recognition is a 'step into the dark ages'

Following today’s vote in parliament on new legislation that bans the legal recognition of transgender and intersex people in Hungary, Krisztina Tamás-Sáróy, Amnesty International’s Europe Researcher...

May 19 2020 2:03 pm
USA: 'cruel' execution in Missouri set to go ahead despite innocence claims

‘Compelling’ evidence over bloodstains never heard at five different trials for 64-year-old Walter Barton Execution would be first in USA during COVID-19 pandemic ‘Missouri seems to willingly accept...

May 19 2020 10:48 am
Americas: Health workers at 'horrendous risk' of COVID-19 as governments fail to offer protection to those on frontline

Americas has more than 2 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 - around half of all positive-tested cases globally Workers are enduring unsafe conditions with insufficient protective equipment and risk...