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May 16 2022 4:44 pm
UK: Public think Ukraine war means Govt should drop Human Rights Act plans new polling finds

Four out of five people (79%) think Ukraine war has made UK’s role in upholding human rights more important Repealing and replacing Human Rights Act seen as major priority by just 7% ‘The horrors of...

May 12 2022 8:38 pm
NORTH KOREA: International isolation is putting lives at risk as Covid-19 hits

Responding to North Korean state media declaring a “maximum national emergency” after the country’s first officially reported Covid-19 outbreak, Amnesty International’s East Asia Researcher Boram Jang...

May 12 2022 8:34 pm
QATAR: Authorities must quash life sentences for activists

Responding to the news that a Qatari court sentenced three activists, including the lawyers Hazza and Rashed Ali Hazza Salem Abu Shurayda, to life in prison on 10 May for protesting against a...

May 12 2022 2:56 pm
UK: Fresh call on the Government to help British national on hunger strike in Egypt

Human rights activist, Alaa Abdel Fattah who rose to prominence during 2011 anti-Mubarak protests, believed to be in serious condition Writer and human rights activist is only drinking water with salt...

May 12 2022 11:54 am
UK: LGBTI ranking drop a 'depressing' reflection of how the Government treats rights of trans and non-binary people

Responding to news that the UK has dropped from 10th to 14th place in the annual International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA)-Europe Rainbow Map and Index, Lydia Parker...

May 12 2022 9:26 am
Russia: Schools and universities latest victims of Putin's war propaganda machine

Teachers being forced to spread anti-Ukrainian propaganda and glorify Russia’s ‘special operation in Ukraine’ Those who speak out against the war risk fines, losing their job and even imprisonment...

May 11 2022 3:00 pm
UK: Government plotted propaganda campaign against Amnesty International over torture findings, Declassified files reveal

Files from 1970s show that the Foreign Office plotted a secret propaganda campaign to discredit Amnesty report’s author Thomas Hammarberg ‘These damning files reveal a shameful determination to keep...

May 11 2022 2:06 pm
Israel/OPT: Surge in unlawful killings highlights urgent need to end Israel's apartheid against Palestinians

In the latest incident, Palestinian journalist Shirin Abu Akleh was shot in the head while covering an Israeli military raid in the city of Jenin ‘How many more [Palestinians] need to be killed before...

May 10 2022 2:23 pm
Queen's Speech: 'Systematic gutting' of key legal protections condemned

The UK Government announced a series of regressive measures in the Queen’s Speech today which Amnesty warned would make it harder for ordinary people to challenge unfair treatment and would damage the...

May 6 2022 9:25 am
Ukraine: further evidence of Russian war crimes in Bucha and other towns - new report

On-the-ground investigation documents 22 cases of unlawful killing in Bucha and dozens of civilian deaths in airstrikes in Borodyanka Evidence includes highly specialised ammunition casings, bomb...