Aug 14 2020 9:50 am
Ethiopia: Use of lethal force against protesters must stop

Ethiopian authorities must stop the use of lethal force against protesters in the Wolaita Zone of Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Regional State (SNNPR), Amnesty International said today...

Aug 13 2020 6:17 pm
Belarus: Detained protesters 'beaten and tortured' - new testimony

Protesters in Belarus are being tortured or subjected to other ill-treatment in detention centres - including being stripped naked, beaten, and threatened with rape - according to shocking new...

Aug 13 2020 11:54 am
Egypt: 'Chilling' crackdown on female TikTok users must end

The Egyptian authorities must immediately end their crackdown on women TikTok users being prosecuted on absurd charges of “indecency” and "violating family principles and values", Amnesty...

Aug 12 2020 4:33 pm
Belarus: Attacks on journalists mount amid protest crackdown

Journalists being arrested, beaten, and targeted with rubber bullets Media workers - including BBC journalists - have had cameras smashed and footage deleted ‘It is horrifying to see the lengths to...

Aug 12 2020 10:18 am
UK: youth activism competition celebrates the power of young voices

Young people invited to speak about issues they care about with chance of winning training from top human rights professionals World marks International Youth Day ‘Children and young people have to...

Aug 11 2020 5:50 pm
Lebanon: security forces sprayed protesters with rubber bullets and tear gas canisters

More than 230 people injured during 8 August protests, with security forces using ‘shoot-to-harm’ policy Tear gas, rubber bullets and pellets fired indiscriminately - with one man losing an eye...

Aug 10 2020 4:27 pm
Belarus: 'vicious' police violence used against election protesters

Amnesty delegates witness police in Minsk using ‘unprovoked and indiscriminate force’ Video footage of violence includes police van running over protester at full speed ‘There must be a thorough and...

Aug 10 2020 1:15 pm
Hong Kong: 'Disturbing' arrest of newspaper publisher Jimmy Lai threatens press freedom

‘Apple Daily’ office raid is first time national security law used to search media outlet National security unit set up to vet ‘sensitive’ visa applications from foreign media Responding to today’s...

Aug 9 2020 12:42 pm
UK: deploying Navy to prevent people seeking asylum would be 'unlawful, reckless and dangerous'

In response to reports that the Home Secretary is working on plans to deploy the Royal Navy to prevent people crossing the Channel to seek asylum, Steve Valdez-Symonds, Amnesty International UK’s...

Aug 7 2020 5:22 pm
Belarus: authorities must end violence against protesters ahead of presidential election

Ruthless crackdown ahead of Sunday’s election has seen protesters beaten by police and hundreds detained 12,000-strong petition to Ministry of Internal Affairs handed in today ‘We will not remain...