Apr 20 2018 4:57 pm
Liberia: war lord 'Jungle Jabbah' jailed for 30 years in USA
Responding to the news that Mohammed Jabateh, a former Liberian war lord known as ‘Jungle Jabbah’ now living in the US, has been sentenced to 30 years for immigration fraud and perjury due to failure...
Apr 20 2018 4:55 pm
NFL's Colin Kaepernick named as Amnesty International's 2018 'Ambassador of Conscience'
US quarterback Kaepernick renowned for anthem kneeling protest “This is an award that I share with all of the countless people throughout the world combating the human rights violations of police offi...
Apr 20 2018 3:21 pm
Indonesia: Unmarried couples caned for public affection in 'an act of utmost cruelty'
Responding to the news that several people were caned – including unmarried couples, punished for showing affection in public, and two women sex workers – in Aceh today, Usman Hamid, executive directo...
Apr 20 2018 7:00 am
Clubs, players and celebrity fans take part in Amnesty's 'Football Welcomes' weekend
More than half of Premier League football clubs - including Arsenal, Everton, Crystal Palace, Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United and Leicester City - taking part in Amnesty’s Football Welcomes initia...
Apr 19 2018 12:00 am
Drones: call for 'full public inquiry' into UK's secret involvement in US attacks
Four RAF bases in Yorkshire, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire heavily implicated in deadly US drone attacks Highly secretive drones programme has already killed hundreds of civilians...
Apr 18 2018 6:10 pm
Greece: court ruling on asylum-seekers kept on six Aegean islands welcomed
‘The authorities must now allow all newly arriving asylum-seekers into mainland Greece’ - Irem Arf Responding to a Greek court ruling that annuls a government decision to force asylum-seekers arriving...
Apr 18 2018 2:49 pm
UK: Government response to Windrush generation debacle 'woefully inadequate'
The UK Government’s response to the ongoing Windrush generation debate has been “woefully inadequate” Amnesty International UK said today. Steve Valdez-Symonds, Programme Director for Refugee and Migr...
Apr 18 2018 11:12 am
Iraq: women 'with ties to Islamic State' being sexually exploited in displacement camps - new report
Iraqi women and children with perceived ties to the Islamic State armed group are being denied humanitarian aid and prevented from returning to their homes, with an alarming number of women subjected...
Apr 18 2018 10:09 am
'Twitter is failing us': High-profile women, MPs, women's rights organisations and celebs pressure Twitter CEO to tackle online abuse
Helen Pankhurst, Caroline Lucas MP, Laura Bates and Lauren Mayberry are four of the more than 20 high-profile women calling on Twitter to tackle online abuse “Twitter is failing us” – Letter to Twitte...
Apr 17 2018 6:56 pm
USA: proposal to give Trump new use of military force powers condemned
‘The last thing President Trump needs is a renewed open-ended authorisation that gives him a blank cheque to perpetuate endless war’ - Daphne Eviatar In response to moves to introduce legislation that...