Feb 10 2020 4:46 pm
Egypt: tortured Bologna University student must be released
Postgraduate student Patrick Zaki held at Cairo airport and interrogated for 17 hours while blindfolded Tortured at secret location, including with electric shocks Zaki is detained ‘solely for his hum...
Feb 10 2020 10:00 am
El Salvador: Deployment of security forces in parliament raises alarm over future of human rights
‘The Salvadoran people do not deserve to relive years of tragedy and state abuses’ - Erika Guevara-Rosas El Salvador has deployed armed police and military soldiers to its Legislative Assembly convene...
Feb 7 2020 4:40 pm
Groundbreaking book on open-source investigation to be launched at expert panel event
A groundbreaking new book on open-source investigation will be launched by an expert panel event being held at Amnesty International UK’s headquarters in east London on 26 February. The new 386-page p...
Feb 7 2020 3:56 pm
Russia: 'gay purge' journalist attacked by mob in Chechnya
Investigative journalist Elena Milashina and human rights lawyer Marina Dubrovina set upon in Grozny hotel Pair had arrived in Chechen for trial of local blogger who filmed expensive properties owned...
Feb 7 2020 12:35 pm
Pakistan: Public hangings are acts of 'unconscionable cruelty'
Responding to the adoption of a resolution in Pakistan’s lower house of parliament calling for public hangings for people convicted of sexual abuse and murder of children, Omar Waraich, Amnesty Intern...
Feb 7 2020 10:50 am
China: Death of coronavirus whistleblower doctor highlights human rights failings
Responding to the death of Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who was reprimanded by Wuhan police after he tried to issue the first warnings about the coronavirus, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty Internationa...
Feb 6 2020 10:47 am
China: Seven ways the coronavirus affects human rights
The outbreak of the coronavirus that started in the Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei province in late 2019 has now been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organisation (WHO). So far,...
Feb 5 2020 11:59 pm
Saudi Arabia: counter-terrorism court used to crush peaceful opposition - new report
Shia minority and human rights activists targeted by the Specialised Criminal Court Grossly unfair trials often involve ‘confessions’ extracted under torture ‘Our research gives the lie to the shiny n...
Feb 5 2020 3:12 pm
Central African Republic: killings and sexual violence continue despite peace agreement
‘One year after the peace agreement was signed, violence against civilians has not stopped’ - Alice Banens Two former heads of state have recently returned to the country and should be investigated fo...
Feb 5 2020 2:51 pm
Northern Ireland: first same-sex couple to marry 'overwhelmed' to be making history
Belfast couple ‘excited’ to have first same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland ‘It’s a big day for us, but an even bigger day for equal rights in Northern Ireland’ – Sharni Edwards Media opportunity: th...