Aug 14 2019 1:19 pm
Southern Africa: Leaders must ramp up efforts to stop people with albinism being killed for body parts
Approximately 150 people with albinism have been killed in countries such as Malawi, Tanzania, and Mozambique since 2014 ‘Violent attacks are fuelled by the false and dangerous myth that body parts of...
Aug 14 2019 1:00 am
Egypt: Rabaa massacre still haunting country - new briefing
On sixth anniversary of the killings, Amnesty publishes list of five continuing effects on human rights from the massacre ‘To this day, dozens remain on death row and scores behind bars simply for par...
Aug 12 2019 11:24 am
Hong Kong: Police must end violent tactics against protesters
Amnesty International is calling on Hong Kong police to exercise restraint after a violent reaction to weekend protests where rounds of tear gas and rubber bullets were fired on the city’s streets. Ma...
Aug 9 2019 6:33 pm
US gun controls: Congress must hold emergency session
Amnesty has called rampant US gun violence a ‘human rights crisis’ ‘This is an emergency. It will continue to be an emergency until our lawmakers treat it as such’ - Ernest Coverson Amnesty Internatio...
Aug 9 2019 10:52 am
Hong Kong: Water cannons a danger in hands of 'trigger-happy' police
Hong Kong police must exercise extreme caution in any deployment of water cannons in upcoming protests, Amnesty International said today, warning that using the powerful weapons in the city’s densely-...
Aug 8 2019 1:47 pm
Mediterranean: 121 people - including babies and children - stranded at sea
Proactiva Open Arms rescue ship has 121 people onboard in sweltering heat and overcrowded conditions Some of those on the vessel have reportedly been tortured in detention in Libya ‘Politicians are sh...
Aug 7 2019 10:49 am
Côte D’Ivoire: Crackdown on dissenting voices must stop ahead of next year’s elections
14 peaceful activists arrested since the beginning of the year Amnesty International is calling for the Côte d’Ivoire authorities to end their persistent attacks against civil society activists and op...
Aug 6 2019 5:55 pm
Turkey: 136 social media and news sites blocked in 'suffocating crackdown' on freedom of expression
‘This scandalous decision is the latest full-frontal assault on the right to freedom of expression in Turkey’ - Milena Buyum Following an Ankara court’s decision to block 136 web addresses - including...
Aug 6 2019 11:51 am
Afghanistan: Taliban threaten attacks on presidential rallies
Responding to the Taliban’s threats to attack political campaign rallies during the presidential election season in Afghanistan, Zaman Sultani, Amnesty International’s South Asia Researcher, said: “Th...
Aug 5 2019 5:43 pm
USA: Trump's attempt to link gun reform with immigration condemned
Amnesty recently described US gun violence situation as ‘human rights crisis’ ‘There are too many guns, and insufficient laws today to keep track of them all’ - Ernest Coverson Responding to Donald Tr...