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...

Oct 19 2020 11:59 pm
Qatar: domestic workers suffering extreme overwork and abuse - new report

Many working more than 18 hours a day, with some never having a single day off Workers report spitting, beating, kicking, punching and hair-pulling at hands of abusive employers ‘Qatar is still...

Oct 15 2020 7:37 pm
UK: MPs vote through 'deeply dangerous' Covert Human Intelligence Sources Bill

Bill that allows public authorities to authorise crimes such as murder and torture passes third reading in Parliament A ‘hugely worrying’ development, says Amnesty International Responding to news...

Oct 15 2020 11:39 am
Thailand: Emergency decree banning gatherings 'yet another attempt to stamp out dissent'

Thai authorities have ordered an indefinite ban on gatherings of five or more people in Bangkok, under emergency measures to stop escalating pro-democracy protests Order also bans publication of news...

Oct 15 2020 10:44 am
Nigeria: attacks on #EndSARS protesters leave 10 dead and hundreds injured

Hundreds of protesters injured and arrested Sponsored thugs unleashing violence on peaceful protesters Genuine reform of police urgently needed Nigerian security forces must immediately end the...