Dec 11 2019 3:46 pm
Russia: feminist activist fined under 'gay propaganda' law
Yulia Tsvetkova punished for administering two LGTBI social media accounts Activist remains under house arrest on ‘pornography’ charges and faces possible six-year jail sentence ‘Yulia is the latest t...
Dec 11 2019 1:58 pm
Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi genocide denials are 'deliberate, deceitful and dangerous'
Responding to the statement made by Aung San Suu Kyi at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague today, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty International’s Regional Director, said: “Aung San Suu K...
Dec 11 2019 10:23 am
Cameroon: 275 killed by Boko Haram in Far North - victims feel abandoned
At least 275 people killed - including 225 civilians - between January and November Kidnappings, forced conversions to Islam, houses burnt, health centres looted Reports that one village population ha...
Dec 10 2019 5:03 pm
Spain: Saudi cargo ship allowed to dock despite arms to Yemen fears
Saudi state-owned ‘Bahri Abha’ arrives at port in Valencia amid concerns Spanish authorities are failing to prevent possible war crimes in Yemen Since Yemen conflict began, same vessel has transported...
Dec 10 2019 10:03 am
Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi to appear before ICJ in Rohingya genocide case
Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s de facto head of state, will appear today at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague to respond to a case alleging that Myanmar has breached its obligations u...
Dec 10 2019 12:01 am
Climate change ranks highest as most important issue facing world amongst 18-25 year olds
Major new survey reveals what young people think about state of human rights Climate change leads as most vital issue, pressuring world leaders to step up efforts to tackle the global crisis ‘We are t...
Dec 9 2019 1:17 pm
China: Government must prove Xinjiang detainees have been released
Responding to a claim by a Chinese government official that all people held at so-called “vocational education centres” in Xinjiang have “graduated” and achieved “stable employment” and “happy lives”,...
Dec 9 2019 12:32 pm
Algeria: fresh wave of arrests ahead of presidential elections
Millions have demonstrated against this week’s elections At least five journalists in Algiers arrested since 28 November, while satirical artist Nime arrested in port city of Oran ‘Expressing oppositi...
Dec 7 2019 8:57 pm
IRAQ: Testimonies emerge of coordinated attacks which killed at least 20 protesters
Amnesty International has gathered detailed eyewitness testimony of the coordinated attack by unidentified gunmen in Baghdad last night, which claimed at least 20 lives and left more than 130 injured....
Dec 7 2019 12:01 am
Sri Lanka: new Amnesty graphic novel highlights discrimination against LGBTI people
The Sri Lankan authorities must end discrimination against LGBTI people, Amnesty International said today as it published a graphic novel recounting the struggles of LGBTI people in the country. The c...