Sep 18 2020 10:04 am
Belarus: UN Human Rights Council must take strong action on escalating human rights crisis in the country

Amnesty International will address the UN Human Rights Council to demand strong action against repression of post-election protests in Belarus ‘The situation has now deteriorated beyond anything we...

Sep 17 2020 4:50 pm
Tens of thousands locked up in "punitive" state-run quarantine centres across Venezuela, El Salvador and Paraguay - new report

90,000 Venezuelans, 16,000 Salvadorians and 8,000 Paraguayans locked up in mandatory quarantine State-run quarantine centres, often insanitary and inhumane, used to punish those who broke national...

Sep 16 2020 10:09 pm
USA: reports of forced sterilisation of women in immigration detention 'deeply alarming'

Responding to reports that there have been hysterectomies performed without their full consent on immigrant women detained in the Irwin County Detention Center in the US state of Georgia, Denise Bell...

Sep 16 2020 11:55 am
Slovakia: 'harmful' abortion restrictions would endanger the lives of women and girls

Slovakian politicians due to debate new abortion bill Draft legislation seeks to double waiting period before a woman can access abortion Country-wide protests to take place today ‘The measures in...

Sep 16 2020 11:40 am
USA: police brutality - online panel discussion

Amnesty International will hold an online panel discussion on police brutality in the USA and the urgent need for police reform later this month. The event - on Tuesday 29 September, 6-7pm (UK time) -...

Sep 15 2020 7:33 pm
Kenya: arrest of Amnesty Kenya's chairperson is an 'attack on human rights defenders'

Renee Ngamau was arrested in her home yesterday evening for rallying neighbours to oppose a private development on a public playground Police didn’t show at her court hearing today ‘We call on the...

Sep 15 2020 5:07 pm
Algeria: journalist jailed for two years after 'sham' trial

Khaled Drareni imprisoned for his coverage of mass protests last year Sentence ‘is a mockery of justice in a country supposedly undergoing political change’ - Amna Guellali Earlier today, an appeal...

Sep 14 2020 5:18 pm
Rwanda: Paul Rusesabagina must be guaranteed a fair trial

Political activist best known for sheltering hundreds during 1994 genocide, actions made famous in ‘Hotel Rwanda’ film Mysterious transfer from UAE to Rwanda last month still unexplained Various ‘red...

Sep 13 2020 9:30 am
Iran: postponement of Nazanin trial is part of a 'cruel political game'

Responding to the news that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s day in court has been postponed with a new date yet to be set, Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK, said: “Nazanin has already been...

Sep 12 2020 4:36 pm
Iran: secret execution of wrestler Navid Afkari a 'travesty of justice'

The secret execution this morning of wrestling champion Navid Afkari, without prior notice to his family or lawyer, after a grossly unfair trial, is a horrifying travesty of justice that needs...