Aug 10 2018 3:38 pm
Cameroon: 'Shocking' new video shows more brutal executions by armed forces
A horrifying video obtained by Amnesty International shows Cameroonian security forces shooting at least a dozen unarmed people during a military operation in the Far North region of the country, the...
Aug 9 2018 12:20 pm
Bangladesh: Release of Briton Hasnat Karim 'long overdue'
Responding to the news that Hasnat Karim, a British man held for two years in connection with a terror attack in Bangladesh, has been released without charge, Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK Dire...
Aug 9 2018 9:57 am
Argentina: Senate rejection of abortion bill an 'unforgivable step backwards'
“The Argentine lawmakers chose today to turn their backs on hundreds of thousands of women and girls” - Mariela Belski In the early hours of this morning, the Argentine Senate voted to reject the draf...
Aug 8 2018 5:58 pm
Egypt: trial of woman who posted video about sexual harassment is 'shocking'
Amal Fathy faces court hearing on Saturday for her Facebook post She ‘should be applauded for her courage, not put on trial’ - Najia Bounaim Today’s referral to trial of Amal Fathy, an Egyptian human...
Aug 8 2018 9:21 am
Spiralling death toll in Central Med a 'deadly consequence' of European policies - new report
EU countries responsible for rising death tolls, people stranded at sea for days, and conspiring to keep refugees in Libya, where they are exposed to torture and other abuse “European governments are...
Aug 7 2018 5:08 pm
Bahrain: London embassy hunger strike highlights plight of four frail prisoners
Hassan Mshaima - whose son Ali recently began a hunger strike outside Knightsbridge embassy last week - is being denied diabetes pills and other medication as punishment for his jail protests ‘These m...
Aug 7 2018 3:36 pm
Bangladesh: Photographer facing 14 years declared prisoner of conscience
‘We are deeply worried about his treatment in custody and the condition in which he attended court’ - Omar Waraich Shahidul Alam, a Bangladeshi photographer and outspoken social activist, could face b...
Aug 7 2018 12:00 am
Syria: US-led Coalition accepts responsibility for Raqqa deaths documented by Amnesty
‘The US-led Coalition’s admission of responsibility is … a welcome U-turn’ - Donatella Rovera Call on Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson to ‘set the record straight’ after he sought to discredit Amnes...
Aug 6 2018 4:34 pm
Bangladesh: Release photographer and end violent student crackdown
The Bangladeshi authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Shahidul Alam, a well-known photographer and activist, who was detained by plainclothes policemen yesterday after giving an int...
Aug 6 2018 2:38 pm
Leading human rights organisations make fresh call on Theresa May to set up torture inquiry
Downing Street ‘elevenses torture’ stunt photos available A group of leading human rights organisations have issued a fresh call for an inquiry into the the UK’s involvement in rendition and torture....