Jun 12 2019 2:28 pm
Hong Kong: 'Excessive' police force against peaceful protesters condemned
Amnesty International has condemned the use of force against largely peaceful protesters by Hong Kong police - who used tear gas, guns firing bean bags and rubber bullets, batons and pepper spray - to...
Jun 11 2019 2:40 pm
UK: School and student activists to attend parliamentary event to demand support for human rights defenders
School pupils and student activists from across the UK will attend a parliamentary event tomorrow hosted by Amnesty UK, the All-Party Parliamentary Human Rights Group and the British Group of the Inte...
Jun 11 2019 2:00 pm
Botswana: Decriminalisation of consensual same-sex relations welcomed
Botswana's High Court has ruled in favour of decriminalising consensual same-sex relations. Responding to the ruling, Muleya Mwananyanda, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Southern Africa, s...
Jun 11 2019 1:30 pm
Amnesty responds to accusations from NIRPOA
Responding to comments made by the Northern Ireland Retired Police Officers’ Association, Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK, said: “The families of the Loughinisland victims have yet to...
Jun 11 2019 12:14 pm
Sudan: Disturbing new evidence of government war crimes in Darfur
New evidence that ‘scorched earth’ attacks continue UN and African Union set to vote to close peacekeeping mission on 27 June which would expose civilians to brutal tactics of Sudanese security forces...
Jun 10 2019 6:21 pm
Russia: release on parole for jailed human rights head in Chechnya welcomed
Oyub Titiev, head of Memorial’s Chechnya office, was convicted of drugs offences after ‘sham trial’ Parole comes days after detention of investigative journalist, Ivan Golunov, also held on dubious dr...
Jun 10 2019 6:10 pm
Mali: 'despicable' killing of nearly 100 villagers condemned
Call for investigation into lethal violence in Sobame Da which left dozens dead Central Mali has been riven by ethnic violence for months Following the reported unlawful killings of nearly 100 people...
Jun 10 2019 11:37 am
Hong Kong: Final 'Umbrella Nine' pro-democracy activist sentenced
Responding to the eight-month suspended prison sentence of Hong Kong lawmaker Tanya Chan for her role in the 2014 pro-democracy Umbrella Nine protests, Man-kei Tam, Director of Amnesty International H...
Jun 7 2019 6:06 pm
Saudi Arabia: boy arrested aged 13 at risk of execution
Murtaja Qureiris faces possible execution for offences which date back to when he was just ten years old CNN footage shows him taking part in bike protest with other young boys in Shi’a Eastern Provin...
Jun 7 2019 4:04 pm
Russia: arrest of journalist on drugs charge part of 'depressingly familiar pattern'
Ivan Golunov - who had been investigating government corruption - appears to have been beaten in custody He faces eight years in jail on ‘dubious’ drugs charge ‘Everything indicates that the authoriti...