Dec 4 2018 4:49 pm
Greece: Charges against humanitarian workers who saved refugees 'an outrage'
‘This case is just the latest example of how authorities are misusing anti-smuggling laws to target activists and criminalise rescue’ - Kondylia Gougou Four humanitarian workers arrested following the...
Dec 4 2018 9:55 am
Iran: key officials named over 1988 mass prison killings - new report
‘Death commissions’ in 32 cities sent at least 5,000 prisoners to their deaths in mass purge of dissidents - Iran’s current minister of justice one of those involved Forensic Amnesty investigation sho...
Nov 30 2018 3:46 pm
Amnesty to take Christmas hamper of 'Israeli stolen goods' to Foreign Office
‘All businesses should be following Airbnb's example’ - Andy Slaughter Amnesty International will be taking a Christmas hamper of “Israeli stolen goods” to the Foreign Office on Monday 3 December (3pm...
Nov 30 2018 11:37 am
Northern Ireland: ‘free press under threat,’ says Amnesty, as investigative journalists face further police questioning
‘The arrest of two of the most widely respected journalists in Northern Ireland has sent a shiver of fear through media in the region.’ – Patrick Corrigan Freedom of the press is under threat in North...
Nov 30 2018 10:12 am
Honduras: Half-truths for Berta Cáceres and her family
Seven men convicted of murdering Honduran indigenous and environmental human rights defender “The level of danger facing activists worldwide has reached crisis point” – Kate Allen Seven men have been...
Nov 29 2018 1:36 pm
UK: Protest outside Indian High Commission after crackdown on Amnesty India
Amnesty International activists will protest at the Indian High Commission tomorrow (Friday 30 November) to call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop trying to crush human rights organisations in I...
Nov 29 2018 11:37 am
Vietnam: Activist accused of insulting national flag in 'ludicrous' charge
A charge of “insulting the national flag” against prominent Vietnamese human rights activist Huynh Thuc Vy amounts to an attack on freedom of expression by the authorities and must be dropped, Amnesty...
Nov 29 2018 8:27 am
Philippines: First conviction of police officers in 'war on drugs' shows its deadly reality
Responding to the guilty verdict handed to three policemen for the murder of 17-year-old Kian delos Santos in the Philippines, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for East and...
Nov 28 2018 7:21 pm
DRC: UN must investigate disturbing ‘cover-up’ claims over murder of experts
Responding to reports that the United Nations “covered up” information implicating senior Congolese military and security officers in the killing of UN investigators Zaida Catalan and Michael Sharp in...
Nov 28 2018 4:38 pm
Europe: Stranded refugees must be immediately allowed to dock
Two children amongst 12 people stranded at sea Twelve refugees and migrants who have been stranded in the Central Mediterranean on a Spanish fishing boat for almost a week must be allowed to disembark...