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Feb 17 2021 5:48 pm
UAE: Princess Latifa's 'chilling' video messages must be acted on

Fears growing for Emirati princess held for almost three years after being abducted UN intervention is welcome, but UAE needs more international scrutiny ‘Sheikha Latifa has been subjected to a...

Feb 17 2021 11:44 am
Spain: Jailing of rapper is 'unjust and disproportionate'

Pablo Hasél sentenced to prison for exercising freedom of expression in song lyrics and on social media ‘It’s a sad consequence for our society: self-censorship for fear of repression’ - Esteban...

Feb 17 2021 10:00 am
Iran: prisoner flogged 60 times at weekend and still at risk of amputation punishment

Thirty-three-year-old Hadi Rostami flogged for ‘disrupting prison order’ He has twice tried to take his own life and faces having four fingers amputated after grossly unfair robbery conviction ‘We...

Feb 16 2021 5:10 pm
Belarus: Fresh crackdown on media and civil society organisations

Homes and offices of journalists and human rights activists raided, with dozens detained ‘This is clearly a centrally-organised and targeted attempt to decimate the country’s independent media and...

Feb 15 2021 3:00 pm
Nicaragua: Government repression intensifying – new report

New laws to limit free expression, with human rights defenders increasingly targeted Fears situation will deteriorate ahead of November’s presidential election ‘The options were jail, the cemetery or...

Feb 15 2021 2:01 pm
Turkey: Human rights lawyer Eren Keskin given six-year jail sentence on 'terrorism' charges

Keskin sentenced alongside three from closed-down Özgür Gündem newspaper Case is latest where anti-terrorism laws used to criminalise legitimate and peaceful activity in Turkey ’I have been prosecuted...

Feb 12 2021 9:24 pm
Northern Ireland: Amnesty condemns new threats against journalist at Sunday World newspaper

Graffiti threats – with a gunsight target beside the journalist’s name – have been painted on two walls in east Belfast Patricia Devlin has received previous threats, including a death threat...

Feb 12 2021 8:27 pm
USA: President Biden must close Guantánamo Bay, end 20 years of human rights abuses

In response to reports that the Biden administration has launched a formal review of the future of the Guantánamo Bay detention facility, Daphne Eviatar, Director of the Security with Human Rights...

Feb 12 2021 12:25 pm
UK: Landmark Supreme Court ruling forces Shell to address abuses in Nigeria

Court ruled in favour of two Niger Delta communities who are seeking justice for environmental damage caused by Shell ‘The fight is not yet won, but this ruling is an important step towards justice’ -...

Feb 11 2021 10:07 am
Bahrain: ten years on from Pearl Roundabout protests, human rights situation 'worse'

Mass protests crushed and independent inquiry ignored Crackdown on dissidents has intensified in recent years ‘The protest leaders of 2011 continue to languish in grim prison conditions’ - Lynn...