Jun 18 2019 2:44 pm
Northern Ireland: Messages of support delivered to 'No Stone Unturned' journalists
Amnesty International today handed over more than 20,000 messages of support to No Stone Unturned journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey. Collected during Amnesty’s 10-month campaign to support...
Jun 18 2019 12:01 am
Myanmar: Older people denied dignity after military atrocities - new report
Tens of thousands of older women and men from ethnic minorities across Myanmar are being let down by a humanitarian system that fails to adequately address their rights and needs, Amnesty Internationa...
Jun 17 2019 8:36 pm
Egypt: 'deeply shocking' death of former President Mohamed Morsi must be immediately investigated
Responding to the news of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s death in custody today (17 June), Magdalena Mughrabi, Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa, said: "The news of Moham...
Jun 17 2019 5:27 pm
Nigeria: Suicide bomb attacks killing at least 30 football fans bear hallmarks of Boko Haram
Responding to multiple suicide bomb attacks targeting people watching a football match on TV in Konduga, in north eastern Nigeria, Osai Ojigho Director Amnesty International Nigeria said: “These horri...
Jun 17 2019 4:39 pm
Saudi Arabia: Decision to spare teenager’s life must be followed by abolition of death penalty for all juveniles
Responding to the news that Murtaja Qureiris, the young man from Saudi Arabia arrested at the age of 13 , will not face execution and has been sentenced to 12 years in prison instead, Lynn Maalouf, Am...
Jun 17 2019 12:40 pm
Norway: 'Callous decision' to deport family to Afghanistan must be reversed
Taibeh Abbasi, a 20-year-old whose case ignited huge protests, deported on Saturday ‘This deportation is emblematic of the cruel and dehumanising policies of many European governments’ - Massimo Morat...
Jun 17 2019 4:59 am
USA: refugees in Lebanon and Jordan still trapped in limbo by Trump's travel ban - new report
Nearly 50 people speak of their predicament, including Syrian family who could be forced to return to war-ravaged Syria ‘These are families who put their trust in the United States at their most despe...
Jun 15 2019 11:15 am
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's hunger strike is 'heartbreaking situation'
Amnesty supporters to visit Richard Ratcliffe at his parallel hunger strike protest outside Iranian Embassy in London ‘It’s shocking that it’s come to this’ - Kate Allen Responding to news that the ja...
Jun 14 2019 5:11 pm
Domestic Abuse: MPs urge Government to introduce measures so migrant women can access adequate protection
A group of cross-party MPs - including Diane Abbot, Jess Phillips, Nicky Morgan, Anna Soubry, Caroline Lucas, Dawn Butler and Harriet Harman - have written a letter to the Home Secretary Sajid Javid r...
Jun 14 2019 2:22 pm
Sudan: military admits deadly decision on protester crackdown - urgent investigation needed
“The senseless killing of protesters must be stopped immediately” – Sarah Jackson Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) has admitted that they met with the country’s security chiefs on 2 June, a...