Feb 21 2018 12:58 pm
Bahrain: new five-year jail sentence for activist Nabeel Rajab is 'shameful'
The already-jailed activist has been given latest jail term for tweeting about human rights violations in Bahrain and Yemen ‘The conviction of Nabeel Rajab today is a slap in the face to justice’ - He...
Feb 21 2018 12:13 pm
Amnesty welcomes Diane Abbott speech on 'unfair' refugee family reunion rules
MPs urged to vote for change on current restrictive and unfair rules In a speech today, Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott announced that the Labour Party’s immigration policy will uphold respect for...
Feb 20 2018 4:26 pm
Syria: 'flagrant war crimes' being committed in Eastern Ghouta
International community still failing to act as ‘war crimes on an epic scale’ unfold in the besieged suburb of Damascus ‘The Syrian government, with the backing of Russia, is intentionally targeting i...
Feb 19 2018 12:10 pm
Protest for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe as Iranian minister set to visit UK
Husband Richard Ratcliffe will attempt to deliver letters to embassy Campaigners with ‘Free Nazanin’ placards will attend Campaigners will stage a protest on behalf of the jailed UK-Iranian woman Naza...
Feb 16 2018 5:23 pm
Turkey: 'dark day for press freedom' as six journalists jailed for life
Sentences are ‘clearly intended to instil fear’ - Gauri van Gulik At least 100 journalists are currently behind bars in Turkey, the highest number of any country in the world Following the aggravated...
Feb 16 2018 12:39 pm
Amnesty Media Awards 2018 finalists announced
Amnesty International UK has today revealed the finalists for its Media Awards 2018, a prestigious set of awards that have now been running for 27 years. The winners of this year’s awards will be anno...
Feb 15 2018 4:16 pm
El Salvador: Woman jailed in stillbirth case released after 10 years in prison
Teodora del Carmen Vásquez, who was jailed following pregnancy-related complications resulting in stillbirth, has been freed today after a decade behind bars. With at least 27 women still imprisoned u...
Feb 15 2018 3:10 pm
Zimbabwe: Morgan Tsvangirai, a political leader who fought for human rights
Morgan Tsvangirai was a courageous politician who also stood up for human rights for the people of Zimbabwe, often at personal cost, Amnesty International said following the death of the opposition le...
Feb 15 2018 11:44 am
USA: call for urgent gun law reform after Florida school shooting
‘Our leaders must take action to protect people from gun violence’ - Margaret Huang Responding to the school shooting in Parkland in the US state of Florida last night, Margaret Huang, Executive Direc...
Feb 14 2018 10:35 pm
South Africa: Jacob Zuma's presidency blighted by human rights failings, including Marikana killings
‘During Jacob Zuma’s presidency, South Africa was blighted by serious human rights violations’ - Shenilla Mohamed Responding to the news that Jacob Zuma has resigned as the president of South Africa,...