Feb 22 2019 12:59 pm
Iran: three juvenile offenders at risk of imminent execution
One of the three - Mohammad Kalhori - was only 15 when arrested At least 90 people on death row for crimes that took place when they were under 18 ‘The Iranian authorities have a horrific track record...
Feb 22 2019 12:50 pm
Sri Lanka: President must halt planned execution of 13 people
Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena should halt plans to execute at least 13 people for drug-related crimes, Amnesty International said today. In an open letter published today, Amnesty’s Secret...
Feb 22 2019 12:10 pm
Derry Girls and MPs join suitcase march on Parliament to demand abortion rights
DIARY NOTICE - NORTHERN IRELAND ABORTION RIGHTS DEMO: TUESDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2019 28 women - the number of women who fly from Northern Ireland for an abortion each week - will march with suitcases to Par...
Feb 21 2019 1:58 pm
Northern Ireland: Commons Committee urges Government to lift ban on same-sex marriage overseas
‘UK Government and Parliament are in a weak position as long as a ban on same-sex marriage continues within the UK’ - Patrick Corrigan Amnesty International has welcomed a report by the House of Commo...
Feb 21 2019 1:00 pm
Taiwan: Draft law on same-sex marriage 'a huge step forward for equality'
Responding to the release of a draft law which will act as a legal basis for recognising same-sex marriage in Taiwan, Annie Huang, Amnesty International Taiwan’s Director, said: “This is a huge step f...
Feb 21 2019 9:24 am
NGO's 'being bullied into silence' around the world - new report
Anti-NGO laws have been implemented or are in the pipeline in 50 countries Repressive policies of the Russian government have caused a ripple effect UK Government must lead by example and stand up aga...
Feb 20 2019 9:01 pm
Cameroon: Opposition leader and more than hundred supporters face the death penalty
Opposition leader Maurice Kamto is today due to be summoned by a military court on charges which carry the death penalty, as the Cameroonian authorities intensify their post-election crackdown on crit...
Feb 20 2019 4:35 pm
Egypt: Execution of nine men shows 'absolute disregard for the right to life'
Responding to the news that Egyptian authorities have today executed nine men convicted after an unfair trial for the killing of the former public prosecutor in an attack in Cairo in June 2015, Najia...
Feb 20 2019 4:01 pm
Nauru: New law restricting essential medical transfers for refugees risks deadly consequences
Responding to news that the government of Nauru has passed a law severely restricting medical transfers to Australia for refugees and asylum seekers, Meghna Abraham, Amnesty International’s Director o...
Feb 20 2019 3:01 pm
UK: Revoking Shamima Begum's British citizenship 'legally and morally questionable'
Responding to news that Shamima Begum, who joined the Islamic State group in Syria aged 15, is to lose her UK citizenship, Rachel Logan, Amnesty International UK’s Legal Programme Director, said: “The...