Sep 19 2019 6:05 pm
Afghanistan: deadly US drone strike on farmers 'shocking'
More than 50 civilians killed in separate attacks - one a Taliban suicide bombing on a hospital ‘Once again it is civilians who bear the brunt of the violence’ - Daphne Eviatar Responding to the repor...
Sep 19 2019 5:01 pm
Hong Kong: Brutal beatings and torture in police detention - new evidence
A new Amnesty International investigation has documented an alarming pattern of the Hong Kong Police Force deploying reckless and indiscriminate tactics while arresting people at protests, as well as...
Sep 19 2019 3:54 pm
Russia: detained Siberian shaman with 'magic powers' must be released
Aleksandr Gabyshev had been on 8,000km trek to Moscow to ‘purge’ country of President Putin Gabyshev taken away by masked law-enforcement officials earlier today ‘What sounds like a tale from Russian...
Sep 19 2019 12:59 am
Qatar: thousands of migrant workers still being exploited - new report
Three companies alone left hundreds of employees penniless - true scale likely to be in the thousands ‘Tears come to my eyes when I remember where we used to go to find food … in the bins’ - Kenyan wo...
Sep 17 2019 8:37 pm
China: UN Secretary-General must denounce human rights violations in Xinjiang
Amnesty International has called for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to publicly condemn the Chinese authorities’ abusive policies in Xinjiang and call for an immediate closure of camps containi...
Sep 17 2019 12:54 pm
India: detention of Kashmiri politician a ‘blatant abuse of the law’
Responding to India’s detention of Farooq Abdullah, the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, under the region’s repressive Public Safety Act, Aakar Patel, Head of Amnesty International India, s...
Sep 17 2019 10:36 am
Greta Thunberg urges people to take to the streets in speech ahead of global climate protest
Climate activists Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future movement given top Amnesty International award in Washington DC ‘No one is too small to make a difference’ - Greta Thunberg 'A mass movement...
Sep 17 2019 12:59 am
Russia: human rights activism a 'minefield' under Putin's presidency - new report
Repressive laws, jailings, beatings by ‘unknown’ assailants, bank account freezes and smears in state media - among a battery of measures used against activists Russia’s LGBTI activists and human righ...
Sep 16 2019 1:50 pm
Northern Ireland: Court of Appeal judgment in 'Hooded Men' torture case due
What : Belfast Court of Appeal to rule on Friday 20 September whether an investigation into criminal acts committed during the interrogation of the ‘Hooded Men’ should proceed Where : Royal Courts of...
Sep 16 2019 11:50 am
Amnesty Media Awards 2020 open for entries
Amnesty International UK is inviting entries for its 28th annual Media Awards, a prestigious set of awards that recognise the vital role journalists play and the serious risks they face in highlightin...