Nov 22 2019 1:26 pm
Chile: Security forces using excessive force to discourage protests, injuring thousands
Police and army forces torturing and using live ammunition against protesters ‘The intention of the Chilean security forces is clear: to injure demonstrators in order to discourage protest’ - Erika Gu...
Nov 22 2019 12:51 pm
Egypt's appointment to UN counter-terrorism role is 'catastrophic'
‘The threat this poses can be seen simply by looking at Egypt’s horrendous domestic human rights record’ - Simon Crowther New Amnesty report on Egypt’s misuse of terrorism legislation out next week Re...
Nov 21 2019 12:22 pm
Northern Ireland: 'Hooded Men' investigation can proceed after police appeal bid rejected
Belfast Court of Appeal dismisses attempt from PSNI to appeal the long-running case to UK Supreme Court ‘This has been a long road and we've had to fight our way down every inch of it’ - Francis McGui...
Nov 21 2019 11:03 am
Slovakia: law forcing women to view embryo and listen to foetal heartbeat before abortion must be blocked
Amnesty International to support march in Bratislava, 17.30 pm (GMT+1) Demonstrations will be held in Slovakia today against proposed legislation that would be an ‘intrusive roll back’ on women’s repr...
Nov 21 2019 8:51 am
Facebook and Google's pervasive surveillance poses unprecedented danger to human rights - new report
Sixty-page report exposes how tech giants use exploitative algorithms to prey on vulnerable people and force users to pay for their services with intimate personal data Digital surveillance ‘is one of...
Nov 20 2019 3:49 pm
China: UK consulate worker's allegations fit documented pattern of torture
Simon Cheng’s testimony ‘is in line with the endemic torture and other ill-treatment in detention we have repeatedly documented’ - Patrick Poon Case ‘chillingly’ illustrates the inherent dangers of th...
Nov 20 2019 11:02 am
Northern Ireland: PSNI to appeal ‘Hooded Men' case to UK Supreme Court
What : Belfast Court of Appeal to decide on whether the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) can appeal the ‘Hooded Men’ case to UK Supreme Court. The PSNI will also seek to appeal the cases of B...
Nov 19 2019 5:24 pm
Iran: more than 100 protesters killed in petrol price demonstrations
Government snipers shooting from rooftops and in at least one case from a helicopter Security forces taking away dead bodies and injured people from roads and hospitals Internet shutdown - connectivit...
Nov 19 2019 5:00 pm
Ethiopia: Authorities must prevent violence and protect rights during Sidama referendum
Ahead of tomorrow’s referendum on a separate state for Ethiopia’s Sidama ethnic group, Amnesty International is calling on the Ethiopian authorities to take all steps to ensure there is no repeat of t...
Nov 19 2019 12:53 pm
Spain: Conviction of Catalan leaders 'excessive and disproportionate'
Amnesty International releases new analysis of high-profile Catalan trial The conviction of Catalan leaders Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart found guilty of sedition are 'excessive and disproportionate...