Jun 24 2020 3:51 pm
Tanzania: Opposition politicians arrested as crackdown escalates ahead of elections

In response to the arrest of opposition leader Zitto Kabwe, leader of the Alliance for Change and Transparency (ACT), along with seven other officials of the party, Seif Magango, Amnesty International...

Jun 24 2020 11:26 am
Saudi Arabia: Lina al-Hathloul calls for UK Government to help jailed sister Loujain

Two-year anniversary of lifting of infamous women driving ban, yet leading women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul and 12 others face long prison sentences Lina al-Hathloul says sister is ‘being...

Jun 24 2020 11:00 am
UK: Police spit hoods may increase risk of Covid-19 spread and should not be used to police pandemic

Amnesty secures police admission that spit hoods offer no significant protection against COVID-19 and may actually increase infection risk Amnesty calls on Police Federation to retract recommendation...

Jun 24 2020 10:02 am
Northern Ireland: Police spit hoods may increase risks of spread of COVID-19; PSNI should suspend use

Amnesty secures PSNI admission that spit hoods offer no significant protection against COVID-19 and may actually increase infection risk Amnesty calls on PSNI to suspend use of spit hoods Amnesty...

Jun 23 2020 8:41 pm
Egypt: Human rights activist arrested outside public prosecutor's office

Egyptian human rights activist Sanaa Seif was detained today outside the Public Prosecutor’s office in New Cairo, where she was waiting to file a complaint after suffering a violent assault. Amnesty...

Jun 23 2020 1:50 pm
Saudi Arabia: UN should urgently review de-listing over children's rights violations

Letter from 24 NGOs sent to António Guterres ahead of debate today Last week, UN removed Saudi Arabia from report on countries violating children’s rights despite record in Yemen ‘This premature de...

Jun 23 2020 11:07 am
Northern Ireland: Amnesty, CAJ and UNISON call for public inquiry into care home deaths

Amnesty International UK, the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) and UNISON are calling for a public inquiry into the handling of COVID-19 in care and nursing homes in Northern Ireland...

Jun 23 2020 10:48 am
Niger: 100-day detention of three activists highlights increasing crackdown on dissenting voices

Human rights defenders languishing in jail for organising a protest to demand an investigation into misuse of funds by Niger’s Ministry of Defence Amnesty has recorded 27 arrests of activists and...

Jun 23 2020 10:00 am
USA: scale of police violence during Black Lives Matter protests revealed

Interactive map based on open-source research shows police violence in 80% of states Protester in Philadelphia describes police pulling down protesters’ masks, then spraying and gassing them Amnesty...

Jun 22 2020 5:51 pm
Libya: 'long overdue' UN fact-finding team welcomed

Amnesty International has welcomed a resolution from the United Nations Human Rights Council today to establish a fact-finding mission to investigate human rights violations by all parties to the...