Nov 19 2018 10:27 am
Hong Kong should drop 'chilling' prosecution of Umbrella Movement leaders
Trial of nine pro-democracy leaders to start tomorrow “This prosecution is an act of retaliation aimed at silencing the pro-democracy movement” – Man-kei Tam The Hong Kong government must drop the pol...
Nov 16 2018 6:25 pm
Open letter on the UK's 'Prevent' counter-terrorism strategy
The government's Prevent strategy - which forms one strand of the government's overarching counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST - seeks to pre-empt acts of terrorism by identifying those at risk of com...
Nov 16 2018 5:29 pm
Yemen: UN must ensure civilians in Hodeidah are protected
Security Council set to discuss the crisis at 8pm this evening ‘Hodeidah remains on a knife-edge’ - Sherine Tadros The UK is ‘just part of the problem’ unless it halts arms sales to Saudi Arabia Civil...
Nov 16 2018 3:52 pm
Turkey: Brutal crackdown continues with new wave of activist arrests
Turkish authorities have today detained 13 activists in connection with the investigation into jailed human rights defender Osman Kavala. Responding to the detentions, Andrew Gardner, Amnesty Internat...
Nov 16 2018 1:15 pm
Libya: migrants refusing to disembark ship must not be forced into detention
At least 79 refugees and migrants in Misratah port at risk of torture if forced to disembark in Libya ‘Nivin’ cargo ship appears to have breached international law in taking dozens of migrants back to...
Nov 16 2018 10:59 am
Gangs Matrix: Damning report into data breach reinforces Amnesty call for Met Police overhaul
Responding the Information Commissioner’s Office investigation that found the Metropolitan Police Service’s Gangs Matrix breached data protection laws, Tanya O’Carroll, Amnesty International’s Technol...
Nov 16 2018 8:07 am
Cambodia: Genocide verdict is bitter, belated justice
Responding to the guilty verdict handed to Khmer Rouge cadres Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) today, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty International...
Nov 15 2018 11:18 am
Indonesia: Teacher jailed for 'recording sex threats' from school principal
An Indonesian high school teacher who has been jailed for recording abusive phone calls from her principal must be released, Amnesty International said today. After the Supreme Court yesterday decided...
Nov 14 2018 5:02 pm
Iran: two people executed for gold and currency market manipulation
Vahid Mazloumin and Mohammad Esmail Ghasemi condemned to death after grossly unfair televised show trial Responding to news that the Iranian authorities have executed two men convicted of financial cr...
Nov 14 2018 2:56 pm
Myanmar: 'Reckless' Rohingya repatriation plan puts thousands of lives at risk
The Bangladesh and Myanmar authorities must immediately halt plans to send Rohingya refugees back to Rakhine State, Amnesty International said today. A first wave of organised returns could begin as s...