May 19 2018 2:52 pm
Saudi Arabia: 'chilling' smear campaign tries to discredit detained women driving ban activists
SAUDI ARABIA: ‘CHILLING’ SMEAR CAMPAIGN TRIES TO DISCREDIT DETAINED WOMEN DRIVING BAN ACTIVISTS The ban on women drivers in Saudi Arabia is due to be lifted next month ‘Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salma...
May 18 2018 6:38 pm
Saudi Arabia: women right-to-drive activists reportedly detained
Reports suggest those arrested have campaigned for right to drive ‘This is an extremely worrying development for women human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia’ - Samah Hadid Responding to reports that...
May 18 2018 5:42 pm
USA: Texas school shooting - 'policymakers must take action'
‘We demand reform of federal, state and local laws to ensure everyone’s safety and security’ - Victoria Coy Following police reports that there have been multiple fatalities in a shooting incident at...
May 18 2018 10:28 am
Worldwide Wikipedia edit-a-thon writes unsung women heroes into history
Less than 20% of Wikipedia biographies feature women Hundreds of online activists from more than 20 countries will edit and fill the “glaring gap” of women human rights defenders on the global encyclo...
May 17 2018 10:10 pm
US: Gina Haspel appointment confirms Senate will 'tolerate rot at Government's core'
Reacting to news that Gina Haspel was confirmed for the role of Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Daphne Eviatar, Director of Security with Human Rights at Amnesty International USA, said:...
May 17 2018 5:23 pm
Paul Mason in conversation with Syria authors Molly Crabapple and Marwan Hisham - London event
Co-authors of ‘Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War’ will discuss new book LONDON, TUESDAY 29 MAY 2019 Amnesty International UK is hosting an event on Tuesday 29 May with Molly Crabapple an...
May 17 2018 11:44 am
Lebanon: 'outrageous' crackdown on Beirut Pride condemned
Director of Beirut Pride Week detained and interrogated for ‘encouraging debauchery’ ‘We stand in solidarity with all those affected by the cancellation of Beirut Pride Week’ - Lynn Maalouf The Lebane...
May 17 2018 1:00 am
Yemen: thousands flee fighting in Hodeidah - new testimonies
‘We saw dead bodies and we saw others ripped to pieces’ - 25-year-old woman from Qataba who had fled fighting ‘The most vulnerable among the civilian population are bearing the brunt of this new offen...
May 16 2018 5:07 pm
USA: Gina Haspel's nomination for CIA job is 'affront to human rights'
‘This country has not held any officials accountable for the use of torture’ - Daphne Eviatar Responding to news that the US Senate Intelligence Committee has recommended that the Senate approve the n...
May 16 2018 1:01 am
Libya: number of detained refugees and migrants soars
‘The EU is turning a blind eye to the suffering caused by its callous immigration policies that outsource border control to Libya’ - Heba Morayef A surge in migrants and refugees intercepted at sea by...