Jan 21 2020 10:45 am
Tanzania: human rights lawyer detained in 'outrageous' attempt to silence government critics
Tito Elia Magoti and co-accused Theodory Giyani charged with leading organised crime ‘The Tanzanian government continues to abuse the criminal justice system by detaining critics on unbailable offence...
Jan 20 2020 4:40 pm
Qatar: new law could see five-year jail sentences for 'false news'
Even attempt to report on the law has seen hasty media apology amid apparent fears of infringing the ‘deeply troubling’ legislation Country already under fire for treatment of migrant workers in lead-...
Jan 20 2020 2:40 pm
Afghanistan: Authorities commit to protect human rights
Afghan authorities today made a public commitment to establish a protection mechanism for human rights defenders, in a move welcomed by Amnesty International and Afghanistan’s human rights community....
Jan 20 2020 12:41 pm
USA: Virginia gun rally creating 'climate of fear'
‘Vile decision’ to stage rally on Martin Luther King Day condemned There is currently no federal law prohibiting someone convicted of a hate crime from buying a gun On average, at least 23 hate crimes...
Jan 20 2020 10:40 am
UN landmark climate refugee ruling sets 'global precedent'
Ioane Teitiota brought case to UN after New Zealand denied his claim of asylum as a ‘climate refugee’ ‘Governments must consider this dangerous reality and a heating planet’s imminent threat to Pacifi...
Jan 18 2020 7:59 am
Guantánamo: psychologists who created CIA torture techniques to testify
Two contract psychologists to testify at Guantánamo for first time James E Mitchell and John ‘Bruce’ Jessen responsible for waterboarding, confinement in small boxes, beatings and sleep deprivation Am...
Jan 17 2020 5:15 pm
Giulio Regeni: London and Cambridge vigils for murdered university student
Amnesty International will mark the fourth anniversary of the unsolved murder of the Cambridge University student Giulio Regeni with vigils in Cambridge and outside the Egyptian Embassy in London. Reg...
Jan 17 2020 1:27 pm
Libya: peace talks in Berlin must prioritise justice for war crimes
Summit in Germany takes place on Sunday Amnesty investigation unearthed evidence of war crimes by both Tripoli government and Haftar’s forces EU countries attending summit must also commit to ending i...
Jan 16 2020 4:52 pm
Lebanon: 'alarming' new attacks on protesters
Security forces brutally beat and drag protesters through the streets At least 100 people - including five children - arrested Eight photojournalists and cameramen also attacked, with equipment destro...
Jan 16 2020 2:25 pm
Israel: gagging order in NSO Group legal case condemned
Tel Aviv court agrees to Israel defence ministry’s request for secret process ‘NSO Group’s chilling spyware has put the lives of human rights activists around the world in danger’ - Danna Ingleton Res...