Sep 7 2020 12:18 pm
UK: Assange extradition hearing a key test for justice

The US authorities must drop all charges against Julian Assange relating to his publishing activities, and the UK must reject the related US extradition request, Amnesty International said today as...

Sep 4 2020 10:54 am
USA: police use of spit hood condemned in 'appalling' death of Daniel Prude

Spit hoods can cause extreme distress and restricted breathing Call for ‘thorough’ investigation into Prude’s death as part of wide-ranging review of US policing ‘People should not die when they call...

Sep 3 2020 4:01 pm
Russia: Kremlin must explain use of nerve agent to poison Aleksei Navalny

‘The world must know the truth about this brazen attempt on the life of a Russian opposition leader’ - Marie Struthers The Russian authorities must explain how a nerve agent was used to poison the...

Sep 3 2020 2:57 pm
Indonesia: Men accused of holding 'gay party' face 15 years in jail

Responding to the arrest of nine men in Jakarta for holding what police described as a “gay party,” Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid said: “There is no legal...

Sep 3 2020 9:07 am
More than 7,000 health worker deaths from COVID-19 globally - UK deaths third-highest

649 deaths in UK - third-highest reported figure for any country globally Social care worker deaths make up more than half of UK total (325) ‘For over seven thousand people to die while trying to save...

Sep 1 2020 11:55 pm
Iran: mass torture following brutal crackdown of November protests - new report

Electric shocks and waterboarding part of an array of torture techniques used, including against children as young as ten Grossly unfair trials often lasted less than an hour, with death sentences...

Aug 30 2020 8:17 pm
Qatar: new laws to protect migrant workers welcomed

Monthly minimum wage introduced, while changing jobs without employer's permission now possible Migrant workers previously ‘at the mercy of abusive employers’ ‘This is an encouraging sign that Qatar...

Aug 30 2020 12:01 am
Burundi: Journalist Jean Bigirimana now missing 1,500 days

On International Day of the Disappeared, Amnesty International is calling for the truth regarding the whereabouts of Burundi journalist Jean Bigirimana. Today marks 1,500 days since Jean went missing...

Aug 28 2020 12:01 am
India: Delhi police committed multiple human rights abuses during February riots - new briefing

Police in Delhi must be investigated for committing multiple human rights abuses during riots in the Indian state in February, Amnesty International India said in a new briefing published today. The...

Aug 27 2020 5:51 pm
Saudi Arabia: review of death sentences against three young men welcomed

Controversial case of Ali al-Nimr and two other Shia activists to be reviewed All three arrested as juveniles and sentenced to death after allegedly suffering torture Announcement ‘is a significant...