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May 26 2022 3:08 pm
UK: Home Office introduce citizenship fee waiver after 'years of raking in millions of pounds'

Home Office will stop profiting from those who cannot afford the child citizenship fees of £1,012 Current administrative costs are £416 per application meaning £596 profit is made by Home Office from...

May 26 2022 1:19 pm
UK: high-level panel discussion to be held on Israeli apartheid

Event comes after landmark Amnesty report earlier this year Discussion will explore ways activists can help dismantle Israel’s racist system of oppression against Palestinians Amnesty International...

May 26 2022 12:17 pm
UK: Priti Patel accused of 'disastrous leadership' as asylum backlog increases again

New 2022 Q1 immigration figures show backlog of asylum claims awaiting a decision after more than six months at 73,207 Under Priti Patel, the Home Office has become a byword for backlogs and...

May 25 2022 9:42 am
US: Texas shooting underscores how Government has 'allowed gun violence to become a human rights crisis'

Responding to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde in the US state of Texas, Ernest Coverson, Amnesty International USA’s Ending Gun Violence Campaign Manager, said: “We find...

May 24 2022 4:18 pm
Saudi Arabia set to execute two Bahraini men after 'grossly unfair' trial

Jaafar Sultan and Sadeq Thamer held in solitary confinement for three-and-a-half months after arrest and denied legal representation New global statistics show ‘grim trend’ of increased executions in...

May 24 2022 1:42 pm
UK: Strip search case 'another manifestation of institutional racism and misogyny' in policing

In response to the police strip searching a child, Ilyas Nagdee, Amnesty International UK’s Racial Justice Director, said: “The use of strip searches against children is a serious violation of their...

May 24 2022 11:11 am
Northern Ireland: MPs must reject Troubles Bill which would sound 'death knell for justice' for conflict victims

Amnesty International has called on MPs to reject the controversial Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill, which it warned will create a deeply unfair two-tier justice system and...

May 24 2022 10:30 am
UK: Police 'remain in denial' about deep-rooted racism in the force

In response to the police chiefs new race action plan published today, Ilyas Nagdee, Amnesty International UK’s Racial Justice Director, said: “Racism is still rampant in policing and it’s...

May 24 2022 12:00 am
Global use of death penalty up by 20% - major new report

Annual survey of capital punishment shows how courts re-opening after Covid fuelled increase in death sentences and executions Disturbing spikes in Iran and Saudi Arabia, while 86 people given death...

May 22 2022 11:02 am
Israel: forced transfer of Bedouin is latest example of apartheid cruelty

Court is hearing residents’ appeal against being forced out of their homes in Bedouin village of Ras Jrabah in Negev/Naqab Israeli authorities are expanding nearby town of Dimona, home to mostly...