Jul 30 2020 1:53 pm
Hong Kong: Disqualification of pro-democracy candidates 'reeks of political repression'

Responding to the disqualification earlier today of 12 pro-democracy candidates from running in Hong Kong’s forthcoming Legislative Council elections, Lam Cho Ming, Amnesty International Hong Kong’s...

Jul 30 2020 9:29 am
Hong Kong: 'Alarming' national security arrests over social media posts

Responding to the arrest of four Hong Kong student activists for “inciting secession” under the city’s new national security law for recent social media posts, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty International...

Jul 29 2020 11:59 pm
Iraq: 2,000 traumatised Yezidi children abandoned after ISIS captivity - new report

Girls systematically raped, while boys tortured and made to fight with ISIS Angelina Jolie recently raised plight issue of traumatised Yezidi children at UN Hundreds of Yezidi women also separated...

Jul 29 2020 4:49 pm
Indonesia: Two women whipped 100 times for selling sex online

Floggings reportedly took place in front of dozens of onlookers 37 whipping sentences handed down in province of Aceh already this year ‘It’s a punishment that must never be normalised nor tolerated’...

Jul 24 2020 9:36 am
New Zealand: Award-winning Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani granted visa

Behrouz Boochani, an award-winning journalist from Iran who is known for his work reporting on human rights abuses, has been granted asylum in New Zealand. In November last year, he was invited to...

Jul 23 2020 12:32 pm
Adwoa Aboah, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Dua Lipa, Gemma Chan and Olivia Colman join thousands in urging the Government to ensure equal protection for all domestic abuse survivors

A 30,000-strong petition will be delivered to the Home Secretary today, calling for domestic abuse laws to provide safety for migrant women MPs voted against amendments that would have provided...

Jul 22 2020 10:55 pm
Brazil: auditor calls out meat company JBS's claims over Amazon supply chain

Major Amnesty report recently showed firm sourced cattle illegally grazed in protected areas of Amazon Norway-based auditor dismisses JBS claims over good practice JBS needs to ‘ensure its beef supply...

Jul 22 2020 11:08 am
Malaysia: court ruling against caning Rohingya refugees welcomed

Responding to news that earlier today a Malaysian court ruled to set aside the penalty of three strokes of the cane against 27 Rohingya men, Rachel Chhoa-Howard, Amnesty International’s Malaysia...

Jul 22 2020 9:34 am
UK: Lords must prevent dangerous extension of Home Office immigration powers

Ahead of the second reading of the Immigration Bill in the House of Lords today, Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK Director said: “The UK’s immigration system is in urgent need of reform. The...

Jul 21 2020 5:20 pm
UK: Home Secretary calls Windrush scandal 'ugly stain' on the country

Speaking in Parliament today, UK Home Secretary Priti Patel described the Windrush scandal as an “ugly stain on the face of the country and on the Home Office", and committed to deliver both...