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Apr 25 2022 5:35 pm
El Salvador: State of emergency has created a 'perfect storm' of human rights violations

State of emergency imposed last month has been extended Children aged between 12 and 16 are subject to prison sentences of up to 10 years ‘The government must stop its hostile posturing’ - Erika...

Apr 24 2022 6:12 pm
UK/Yemen: 'Huge relief' as British man Luke Symons released from Yemen jail after five torturous years

Responding to news that Cardiff man Luke Symons has been released from detention in Yemen after being held without trial for five years, Eilidh Macpherson, Amnesty International UK’s Individuals at...

Apr 23 2022 10:18 am
European Union: Digital Services Act agreement a 'watershed moment' for internet regulation

The political agreement on the Digital Services Act (DSA) that was reached by co-legislators is a landmark moment in the history of Internet regulation, Amnesty International has said today. The DSA...

Apr 22 2022 5:50 pm
Singapore: Authorities must stop double execution and abolish the death penalty

Two Malaysian nationals due to be executed next week The Government must grant the men clemency ‘The death penalty will never solve problems associated with drugs in Singapore’ - Erwin van der Borght...

Apr 22 2022 5:07 pm
Russia: opposition politician faces possible 15-year jail term for 'fake news' about Ukraine

Veteran Kremlin critic Vladimir Kara-Murza is thought to have been the target of past poisoning attempts by Russia’s security services Opposition politician is already in jail, falsely accused of...

Apr 22 2022 1:01 pm
Myanmar: Activists continue peaceful protests in face of the regime's brutality - new research

Testimonials from activists reveal a range of non-violent protests across Myanmar Thousands have been killed and arrested since the military took power Military forces disguise themselves as fruit...

Apr 20 2022 12:42 pm
UK: Home Secretary agreeing to Assange extradition would threaten media freedom

Priti Patel has until 18 May to decide whether to ‘certify’ today’s decision Prolonged solitary confinement is common in US maximum-security jails ‘Publishing information that is in the public...

Apr 19 2022 6:11 pm
Afghanistan: school bombings in ethnic Hazara area of Kabul 'inexcusable'

At least six people killed, though death toll may rise Journalists were prevented by the Taliban from reporting on the attacks ‘The Taliban, as the de facto authorities, are failing to protect...

Apr 18 2022 5:06 pm
Spain: prominent Catalans targeted with Pegasus - EU must act to end spyware abuse

Revelations come ahead of the first meeting of an inquiry into breaches of EU law associated with the use of Pegasus ‘The Spanish government needs to come clean over whether or not it is a customer of...

Apr 14 2022 5:16 pm
UK: Banishing people seeking asylum to Rwanda is 'appalling'

Responding to the announcement today (14 April) by Boris Johnson and Priti Patel to process some people seeking asylum in Rwanda, Steve Valdez-Symonds, Amnesty International UK’s Refugee and Migrant...