Aug 16 2019 12:03 pm
Sudan: Former president Omar al-Bashir must not escape international justice
Amnesty International is calling for former Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir to face justice for crimes under international law - including genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes - that he...
Aug 15 2019 9:32 pm
Israel: barring of US Congress members is suppression of legitimate criticism
Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have supported a boycott campaign in protest at Israeli policies ‘Israel proudly embraces leaders … such as Hungary’s Orbán or Brazil’s Bolsenaro, but automatically calls...
Aug 15 2019 4:03 pm
Malawi: petrol-bomb attack targets human rights activist
In response to a petrol-bomb attack on Malawian human rights defender Timothy Mtambo, which took place this morning, Muleya Mwananyanda, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for Southern A...
Aug 15 2019 3:29 pm
Zimbabwe: violent crackdown on activists ahead of opposition protests
Two activists abducted and tortured - beaten with metal rods and left for dead - ahead of protests planned for tomorrow The authorities “are using some of the brutal tactics seen under the government...
Aug 15 2019 10:52 am
India: Prime Minister Modi must end lockdown in Jammu and Kashmir
Amnesty International today called for an end to the ongoing lockdown in Jammu and Kashmir as India celebrated its Independence Day, and for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to engage with the people ther...
Aug 14 2019 3:30 pm
India: Supreme Court refuses to lift restrictions on Jammu and Kashmir
The Supreme Court of India today refused to pass an order lifting severe restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir, and also further extended the communications blackout in the region. The Supreme Court inste...
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...