Apr 8 2020 5:43 pm
UK: Vietnamese lorry deaths were 'heartbreaking and horrific'

‘There will always be those willing to take advantage of people who feel forced to make dangerous journeys’ - Patrick Corrigan Responding to the news that a lorry driver from Northern Ireland has...

Apr 8 2020 4:21 pm
Malaysia: More than 200 Rohingya boat refugees at coronavirus risk

Boat with 202 Rohingya found adrift off Malaysian coast three days ago Inhumane Malaysian immigration detention facilities deadly pose risk to the group ‘They should be released following quarantine...

Apr 8 2020 1:02 pm
European governments failing to make provision for safe abortions during COVID-19 crisis

100 groups call for urgent measures to safeguard access to abortion Poland prepares to debate draconian law to further restrict abortion Northern Ireland only part of UK where measures to take...

Apr 8 2020 10:54 am
Northern Ireland: reported threat against journalist condemned

Amnesty calls for threat to be lifted Amnesty International has condemned a threat made against a Northern Ireland journalist, reportedly made by “dissident republicans”, and called for the threat to...

Apr 8 2020 10:49 am
Africa: Armed conflicts and state repression fuel cocktail of human rights violations - new report

Annual review reveals how activists and human rights defenders continue to be let down by governments across the region ‘In 2020 leaders must listen to demands and work towards urgently needed reforms...

Apr 7 2020 5:59 pm
USA: mass detention of migrants poses 'massive threat' to safety - new report

Detainees on hunger strike demanding their freedom and protesting against dangerous conditions Families detained in unsanitary conditions fear for their safety ‘Detaining anyone solely for migration...

Apr 7 2020 4:57 pm
Indonesia: murder of trans woman burned alive must be urgently investigated

The Indonesian authorities must urgently investigate the ‘horrifying’ murder of a trans woman called Mira, who was accused of stealing a truck driver’s phone and wallet before being burned alive in...

Apr 7 2020 4:23 pm
Ethiopia: journalists and opposition politicians held in prison a week after charges dropped

The Ethiopian authorities must immediately release two journalists from the Oromia News Network and three Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) officials who remain in custody a week after charges against them...

Apr 7 2020 3:17 pm
Northern Ireland: urgent appeal for home abortions during COVID-19 crisis

Amnesty International launches appeal calling on Northern Ireland Secretary of State to allow women to take abortion pills at home during pandemic With travel unsafe, measures already introduced in...

Apr 6 2020 3:55 pm
Singapore: 20,000 migrant workers quarantined in dormitories a 'recipe for disaster'

Thousands crammed into two dormitories designated ‘isolation areas’ ‘Migrant workers living in crowded quarters … are at particular risk of exposure to the virus’ - Rachel Chhoa-Howard Responding to...