Jan 9 2018 11:51 am
Myanmar: Two Reuters journalists due in court must be released
The Myanmar authorities must immediately release two Reuters journalists who have been arbitrarily detained for investigating military abuses in Rakhine State, Amnesty International said. The two repo...
Jan 8 2018 9:03 pm
USA: ending of immigration status for Salvadorans is 'a devastating betrayal'
‘The United States could be sending people to their deaths’ - Marselha Gonçalves Margerin Responding to today’s announcement by the USA’s Department of Homeland Security that “Temporary Protected Stat...
Jan 8 2018 4:25 pm
London: Saudi Arabia Embassy vigil for jailed blogger Raif Badawi
TUESDAY 9 JANUARY 2018, 1-2PM English PEN, along with Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders, will stage a lunchtime vigil tomorrow (1-2pm) at the Saudi Arabia Embassy in London for the j...
Jan 8 2018 12:01 am
Hungary: Retrial of Syrian charged with terrorism for throwing stones to conclude
The retrial of Ahmed H, a Syrian man sentenced to 10 years in prison for throwing stones during clashes with guards at the at the Serbia-Hungary border, will continue today. Ahmed was arrested and imp...
Jan 4 2018 12:31 pm
China: Tibetan activist faces 15 years after appearing in New York Times film
Today’s trial of a Tibetan language activist, who could face up to 15 years in jail for “inciting separatism”, has exposed how ludicrously unjust the case against him is, Amnesty International has sai...
Jan 4 2018 12:03 pm
Iran: at least 1,000 detained protesters at risk of torture
Protest leaders could face the death penalty for ‘enmity against God’ ‘Peaceful protest is a right, and many people in Iran want to exercise that right’ - Philip Luther The Iranian authorities must en...
Jan 3 2018 3:55 pm
Ethiopia: release of political prisoners and closure of 'torture chamber' could signal new chapter for human rights
'Today’s announcement could signal the end of an era of bloody repression in Ethiopia' - Fisseha Tekle Responding to an announcement by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn that all political...
Jan 3 2018 2:12 pm
Yemen: Huthis sentence 52-year-old Baha'i prisoner of conscience to death
Given death sentence for allegedly collaborating with Israel ‘The Huthi authorities must end their persecution of the Baha’i community and respect their right to freedom of religion’ - Philip Luther R...
Dec 29 2017 8:34 am
Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry and Vivienne Westwood write open letters to demand end to human rights abuses
Celebrities and artists have written letters to support individuals around the world suffering human rights violations as part of Amnesty’s Write for Rights campaign Anish Kapoor, Vanessa Redgrave and...
Dec 28 2017 8:58 am
Afghanistan: 'gruesome' Kabul attack underscores dangers for civilians
Reacting to the deadly attack on the Afghan Voice news agency that has killed at least 40 people and wounded 30 others in the Afghan capital, Kabul, today (28 December), Amnesty International’s South...