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May 14 2021 3:27 pm
UK: virtual walk from London to Tehran for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Anoosheh Ashoori and Mehran Raoof

Amnesty Cardiff’s ‘London-Tehran challenge’ will see supporters across UK clocking up 2,730 miles to raise funds and awareness of the dual-nationals’ plight ‘We are with these persecuted people every...

May 14 2021 11:29 am
Scotland: Concerns continue over 'heavy-handed' raids by immigration officials

In response to the reports of two men detained by immigration officials and released by police in Glasgow after protests, Naomi McAuliffe, Programme Director for Scotland at Amnesty International UK...

May 13 2021 3:10 pm
Mozambique: Palma rescue attempts jeopardised by racist discrimination - new testimony

Survivors tell how white contractors airlifted to safety before local Black people Hotel manager took two dogs on rescue helicopter, leaving people behind Exclusive satellite imagery reveals damage...

May 13 2021 2:45 pm
Qatar: fears grow for detained labour activist

Kenyan national Malcolm Bidali was detained after giving presentation to gathering of trade union and civil rights groups Activist is under investigation for supposedly violating Qatar’s security laws...

May 13 2021 1:03 pm
UK: Conversion therapy ban must include harmful religious practices

‘“Praying the gay away” is just as unacceptable as any other pseudoscientific approach’ - Patrick Corrigan Planned Westminster legislation to ban so-called LGBTI+ conversion therapy must include...

May 13 2021 12:46 pm
Benin: Attack on three trans women must prompt authorities to protect LGBTI people

Three transgender women assaulted after being lured to a bar in capital Cotonou Videos of attack posted on social media and support groups targeted with threats ‘This assault must prompt the...

May 13 2021 10:59 am
Israel/Gaza: likely war crimes by Israeli military and Palestinian armed groups

Israeli attacks on residential towers in Gaza are collective punishment of Palestinians, while Palestinian rockets are unguided and inherently indiscriminate Active ICC investigation could mean both...

May 12 2021 8:40 pm
Myanmar: 3 year sentence for journalist who coverd coup shows journalism has been 'criminalised'

Min Nyo had been covering the recent military coup for award winning outlet Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) Amnesty is calling on Thailand not to return his exiled colleagues arrested earlier this...

May 12 2021 9:35 am
Azerbaijan: Authorities using smear campaign to silence women activists - new briefing

More than two dozen women targeted by government-backed smear campaign Private photos and intimate conversations made public, and women labelled ‘bad wives’ and ‘bad mothers’ ‘This is part of a...

May 11 2021 5:10 pm
Northern Ireland: Queen's speech proposal could set 'dangerous precedent for rule of law'

Responding to government plans announced in today’s Queen’s Speech which could lead to de facto amnesties for ex-soldiers and others responsible for grave human rights violations in Northern Ireland...