Aug 19 2019 2:52 pm
Manus Island: Voluntary relocation offered to refugees - but not a 'fix-all' for appalling treatment
Papua New Guinea opens accommodation for Manus Island refugees People trapped in Manus prison for six years offered chance to escape ‘The Australian Government cannot wash their hands of responsibilit...
Aug 18 2019 6:32 pm
Hong Kong: hundreds of thousands march peacefully against extradition bill
Hundreds of thousands of people took part in a peaceful march in Hong Kong this afternoon to protest a proposed extradition bill. Man-Kei Tam, Director of Amnesty International Hong Kong, said: “The p...
Aug 16 2019 3:26 pm
Zimbabwe: Police must be held accountable for brutal assault on protesters
Police beat peaceful protesters with batons earlier today in Harare “The scenes in Harare today demonstrate just how far the authorities will go to repress dissent” - Muleya Mwananyanda Amnesty Intern...
Aug 16 2019 2:48 pm
India: UN Security Council must uphold peace and security in Jammu and Kashmir
Ahead of a closed-door meeting on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir at the UN Security Council later today, Kumi Naidoo, Secretary General of Amnesty International, said: “For the first time in decad...
Aug 16 2019 1:29 pm
Libya: fears mount for politician abducted after speaking out over Haftar's offensive
Member of parliament Siham Sergiwa is the latest prominent woman in the country to be targeted Masked gunmen raided her home on 17 July, shooting her husband in the leg and beating her teenage son ‘Wo...
Aug 16 2019 12:24 pm
Tanzania: 'Politically-motivated' charges against Erick Kabendera must be dropped
The charges against Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera are politically-motivated and must be dropped, Amnesty International said today ahead of his court appearance next week. Kabendera will appear...
Aug 16 2019 12:03 pm
Sudan: Former president Omar al-Bashir must not escape international justice
Amnesty International is calling for former Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir to face justice for crimes under international law - including genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes - that he...
Aug 15 2019 9:32 pm
Israel: barring of US Congress members is suppression of legitimate criticism
Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have supported a boycott campaign in protest at Israeli policies ‘Israel proudly embraces leaders … such as Hungary’s Orbán or Brazil’s Bolsenaro, but automatically calls...
Aug 15 2019 4:03 pm
Malawi: petrol-bomb attack targets human rights activist
In response to a petrol-bomb attack on Malawian human rights defender Timothy Mtambo, which took place this morning, Muleya Mwananyanda, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for Southern A...
Aug 15 2019 3:29 pm
Zimbabwe: violent crackdown on activists ahead of opposition protests
Two activists abducted and tortured - beaten with metal rods and left for dead - ahead of protests planned for tomorrow The authorities “are using some of the brutal tactics seen under the government...