Oct 23 2020 4:39 pm
Afghanistan: at least 50 civilians killed this week as 'slaughter' continues

Nearly 200 killed in past month as parties to peace talks fail to protect civilians Call for safe medical visa system after deadly stampede in Jalalabad ‘Afghan civilians are being slaughtered on a...

Oct 23 2020 11:31 am
Saudi Arabia: business leaders must avoid 'dirty deals' at B20 summit

Letter to UK companies warns of involvement in Saudi human rights abuse B20 promotes ‘gender diversity’ yet Saudi women activists languish in jail ‘British firms do business in Saudi Arabia at their...

Oct 23 2020 5:00 am
USA: police have failed to protect protesters from violence - new report

Police in half of US states failed to protect protest participants from violent counter-protesters With Trump telling white supremacists to ‘stand by’, states should restrict weapons at polling...

Oct 22 2020 6:24 pm
Poland: 'cruel judgment' further rolls back abortion rights

Constitutional Tribunal rules abortion on grounds of ‘severe foetal defect’ is unconstitutional ‘This judgment is the result of a coordinated, systematic wave of attacks on women’s human rights by...

Oct 22 2020 2:11 pm
Northern Ireland: marriage equality fully achieved as civil partnership conversion legalised

Law change today means more than 1,000 same-sex couples can convert civil partnerships to marriages The move marks the last stage in achieving full marriage equality ‘…my partner Amanda and I can...

Oct 21 2020 6:36 pm
Nigeria: At least 12 #EndSARS protestors killed by military

At least 12 people killed at Alausa and Lekki Toll Gate Lagos Hundreds severely injured CCTV dismantled to prevent evidence ‘These shootings clearly amount to extrajudicial executions’ - Osai Ojigho...

Oct 21 2020 9:33 am
UK: Leaked documents show plans to again discharge COVID-19 patients into care homes

Amnesty has seen documents sent by local authorities to care homes in different parts of the country asking how many beds they can provide for COVID-19 patients, without any independent assurance of...

Oct 21 2020 9:16 am
Northern Ireland: women blocked from abortion care, one year since law change

Midnight on Wednesday marks one year since abortion was decriminalised in Northern Ireland A third of region left without early medical abortion service due to Health Minister’s failure to commission...

Oct 20 2020 5:58 pm
Thailand: Media outlet shutdown an attempt to stifle growing protest

Responding to news that a court in Thailand has upheld a government order to shut down "all platforms" of Voice TV, a Thai television channel, Amnesty International's Deputy Regional Director for...

Oct 20 2020 5:36 pm
Armenia/Azerbaijan: Use of artillery salvos and ballistic missiles in populated areas must stop immediately

Both Armenia and Azerbaijan must immediately stop the use of heavy explosive weapons with wide-area effects in densely populated civilian areas, Amnesty International warned today. Experts from...