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Dec 14 2021 9:40 am
UK: Amnesty warns Human rights 'not sweets in a sweetshop' as consultation launched

Responding to news that plans to make changes to human rights laws, including the launch of a consultation into replacing the Human Rights Act, will be announced by the Justice Secretary Dominic Raab...

Dec 10 2021 11:18 am
UK/USA: 'travesty of justice' as Assange ruling fails to recognise extradition risks

‘The US government’s indictment poses a grave threat to press freedom both in the United States and abroad’ - Nils Muižnieks Responding to the High Court’s decision this morning to accept the USA’s...

Dec 9 2021 2:57 pm
UK/China: diplomatic protests over Beijing Winter Olympics shine 'significant' spotlight on human rights

‘If other nations follow suit this will send an important message on human rights to Beijing’ - Sacha Deshmukh Responding to an announcement from the UK that its diplomatic staff will not attend the...

Dec 9 2021 2:35 pm
Hong Kong: Tiananmen vigil convictions an affront to human rights and international law

‘These convictions merely underline the pattern of the Hong Kong authorities’ extreme efforts to exploit the law to press multiple trumped-up charges against prominent activists’ - Kyle Ward...

Dec 9 2021 9:17 am
Northern Ireland: Disproportionate number of Black and minority ethnic people subject to Covid fines and stop-and-search

Worrying data revealing that a disproportionate number of Black and minority ethnic people were subject to stop-and-search and fined for alleged breaches of the Covid regulations in Northern Ireland...

Dec 7 2021 1:56 pm
UK: 'Draconian' Nationality and Borders Bill should be drastically amended

Controversial bill which would criminalise many people who seek asylum due to be debated in Commons today Stunt: Priti Patel and Boris Johnson look-alikes tear up 'I Welcome Refugees' signs opposite...

Dec 6 2021 3:51 pm
Afghanistan: Survivors of gender-based violence 'abandoned' following Taliban takeover

Essential services for women and girl survivors of gender-based violence in Afghanistan have been decimated following the Taliban’s takeover of the country, Amnesty International said today. In 26 new...

Dec 6 2021 3:48 pm
Myanmar: 'Farcical and corrupt' jailing of Aung San Suu Kyi condemned

In response to the sentencing of Myanmar’s former leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in prison for incitement against the military and breaking Covid rules, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional...

Dec 3 2021 11:18 am
Croatia: Damning new report slams systemic police abuses at country's borders

Long-awaited publication confirms numerous reports of widespread pushbacks and abuse Evidence has found people being kicked, repeatedly struck with rubber batons, or wooden sticks and attacked by...

Dec 3 2021 11:01 am
Nigeria: #EndSARS protester faces years in jail for promoting demonstrations on Facebook

Imoleayo Michael was snatched by armed men and locked underground for 41 days after joining #EndSARS protests last year His trial resumes on Monday (6 December) where he faces up to three years in...