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Dec 2 2021 2:30 pm
China: WTA’s decision must result in an immediate and effective investigation into sexual violence

Responding to the Women’s Tennis Association’s decision to halt all competitions in China, Doriane Lau, Amnesty International’s China researcher said: “Amnesty International shares the WTA’s concern...

Dec 2 2021 1:54 pm
Saudi Arabia: Grand Prix must not deflect attention from dismal human rights record

At least 39 people currently jailed for their peaceful criticism of the authorities Executions ramped up since G20 last year ‘The Saudi Arabia authorities need to realise that the best PR comes from...

Dec 2 2021 12:56 pm
Nigeria: 'horrifying' escalation of attacks and abductions of schoolchildren

More than 61 children still in captivity months after mass abduction by bandits More than 780 children abducted for ransom this year Many schools have been shut down indefinitely because of rising...

Dec 2 2021 12:20 pm
Greece: Illegal detention of asylum seekers in new EU-funded camp is 'gross abuse'

New EU-funded ‘closed-controlled centre’ constructed on island of Samos Many in camps forced to live in containers, unable to leave the facility and deprived of financial assistance and food ‘This...

Dec 1 2021 3:32 pm
EU: New asylum proposals threaten to ‘throw out the rule book’ on human rights

European Commission proposals would allow some countries to hold asylum-seekers and migrants at the border for 16 weeks with minimal safeguards At least 10 people, including a one-year-old child, have...

Dec 1 2021 3:01 am
Paraguay: Draconian abortion laws and failure to tackle child sex abuse forces girls as young as ten to carry out pregnancies - new report

Paraguay continues to have some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the Americas On average, 12 cases of sexual violence against children and teenagers were reported every day in 2019 In 2019...

Nov 30 2021 5:47 pm
Germany/Iraq: historic Yazidi ruling over enslavement and child death welcomed

Iraqi man Taha Al-J. found guilty of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes In 2015, he purchased a Yazidi woman and her five-year-old daughter, chaining the girl in the sun and allowing her...

Nov 30 2021 12:24 pm
Rainbow flag projections on Ukrainian government buildings highlighting increasing LGBTI hate crime in Ukraine

Ukrainian government buildings in London have been lit up with the Pride rainbow flag Projections highlight increasing attacks on LGBTI groups, including Sphere, which has been the target of dozens of...

Nov 26 2021 4:18 pm
Turkey: Failure to release Osman Kavala is an 'unconscionable violation' of his rights

Osman has been arbitrarily detained in Istanbul’s high security Silivri prison for more than four years Trumped up charges against Osman related to Gezi Park protests and the 2016 coup attempt Amnesty...

Nov 25 2021 12:37 pm
UK: Government's 'failure' to open safe and legal routes is critical factor in tragic deaths in the Channel

Home Office quarterly immigration statistics out today The number of asylum claims have remained stable ​over past two years whilst Channel crossing​s by boat have risen ‘In the wake of the...