Oct 22 2019 12:59 am
Libya: likely war crimes being committed in battle for Tripoli - first detailed investigation
Investigators examined 33 attack sites, interviewing more than 150 local residents UN arms embargo being violated by Turkey, UAE and others ‘What kind of war is this, killing civilians, families, in t...
Oct 21 2019 3:46 pm
Amnesty UK director to join human rights delegation to US-Mexico border
Delegation will attempt to gain access to highly-secretive ‘port courts’ in Brownsville, Texas Press briefing by telephone conference (Fri 25 October, 7pm UK time) A global delegation of Amnesty Inter...
Oct 21 2019 1:07 pm
Northern Ireland: campaigners mark end of Victorian era abortion ban at Stormont
Campaigners mark the end of Northern Ireland’s 158-year restrictive abortion law with a huge 3D ‘DECRIMINALISED’ sign at Stormont The historic law change will take effect at midnight All criminal proc...
Oct 21 2019 10:00 am
UK: Extradition of Julian Assange to USA must not go ahead
Ahead of Julian Assange’s extradition hearing today in Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London, Massimo Moratti, Amnesty International’s Europe Deputy Director, said: “The British authorities must ac...
Oct 19 2019 4:51 pm
Lebanon: authorities have used excessive force against peaceful protesters
Amnesty staff witness security forces firing huge quantities of tear gas, amid mounting reports of protesters being beaten ‘They were hitting people on their heads and bodies with their hands, rifles...
Oct 18 2019 6:46 pm
Spain: authorities 'must reduce tensions' in Catalonia protests
Amnesty observers see police using excessive force and inappropriately deploying anti-riot equipment and munitions Hundreds injured, with police using rubber or ‘foam’ bullet-like projectiles ‘It is v...
Oct 18 2019 5:21 pm
USA: for-profit company contributing to violation of children's rights at Florida detention centre - new report
New report reveals how Comprehensive Health Service has contributed to violations of rights of unaccompanied children held in indefinite detention at Homestead facility ‘Children should never be detai...
Oct 18 2019 4:14 pm
India: Arbitrary detentions and beatings in Jammu and Kashmir - new testimony
Amnesty International has documented a clear pattern of the Indian authorities arbitrarily detaining activists, politicians and even children if they are thought to hold dissenting opinions, as the cr...
Oct 18 2019 12:43 pm
Philippines: Government must probe police abuses after Duterte's 'kill everybody' outburst
Amnesty International has renewed its call for an end to the Philippines’ notorious ‘war on drugs’ after President Rodrigo Duterte told a controversial newly-promoted police officer to “kill everybody...
Oct 18 2019 10:28 am
Hong Kong: Court ruling 'a bitter blow' for equal marriage hopes
Responding to the Hong Kong High Court ruling against “MK”, a woman who had filed a lawsuit claiming that the territory’s law breached her rights to privacy and equality by failing to recognise same-s...