Feb 27 2024 12:36 pm
Russia: jailing of human rights defender Oleg Orlov condemned

‘Today’s sentencing of Orlov is the result of a sham trial’ - Natalia Zviagina Responding to news that Oleg Orlov, a prominent Russian human rights defender, has been sentenced to two years and eleven...

Feb 27 2024 12:19 pm
UK: Government has trapped people in an 'asylum vortex' causing multiple harms - new briefing

Government’s three-year long refusal to process asylum claims is at root of serious problems with the asylum system Backlog of asylum claims has at its last count risen to 124,461 compared to 29,233...

Feb 26 2024 4:50 pm
Gaza: Israel failing to comply with ICJ order on humanitarian aid

Month on from International Court of Justice saying Israel must allow humanitarian aid to avoid genocide, deliveries have actually fallen and entire population faces an engineered famine People in...

Feb 23 2024 10:30 pm
Afghanistan: Taliban double public execution condemned

Thousands watch as victims' relatives shot two men to death in a stadium in Ghazni yesterday ‘Carrying out executions in public adds to the inherent cruelty of the death penalty’ - Livia Saccardi...

Feb 23 2024 9:45 pm
Northern Ireland: Judgment in landmark legal challenge to Troubles Act – press conference

Amnesty International UK and Phoenix Law press conference - Wednesday 28 February 2024 The Belfast High Court will give its decision in a landmark legal challenge to the UK government’s widely opposed...

Feb 23 2024 5:47 pm
Russia: Navalny's body must be released and an independent investigation allowed

Mother reportedly being pressured into accepting a secret burial All those recently detained for peacefully mourning Navalny should be freed ‘Let there be no doubt - Aleksei Navalny’s death was caused...

Feb 23 2024 2:11 pm
UK: More protest restrictions will further undermine basic human rights

‘Criminalising demonstrations outside Parliament in the name of protecting democracy is ludicrous’ - Tom Southerden In response to reports that the Government is considering the introduction of new...

Feb 23 2024 1:11 pm
UK: Removing Shamima Begum's citizenship is a 'medieval' punishment

Responding to this morning’s Court of Appeal judgment that the removal of Shamima Begum’s UK citizenship was lawful, Steve Valdez-Symonds, Amnesty International UK’s Refugee and Migrant Rights...

Feb 21 2024 5:43 pm
Saudi Arabia: 29-year-old fitness instructor facing trial for championing women's rights

Manahel al-Otaibi detained for posting Snapchat selfies without an abaya and for calling for the removal of repressive male guardianship laws Her UK-based sister Fawzia has also been targeted by the...

Feb 20 2024 4:53 pm
UK: response to Labour's call for immediate Gaza ceasefire

Responding to the Labour Party for the first time calling for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, Karla McLaren, Amnesty International UK’s Head of Government Affairs, said: “It’s come months...