Jan 19 2018 4:59 am
USA: 'resistance' to Trump hailed after year of human rights violations
Trump presidency has already seen controversial travel ban, withdrawal announcement on climate change, Jerusalem recognition, women’s health funding cuts, withdrawal of protection for immigrants, and...
Jan 18 2018 7:09 pm
Iran: Authorities amputate man's hand in shocking act of cruelty
Amnesty International is outraged by reports that Iranian authorities have amputated the hand of a man convicted of theft. The amputation, which was conducted by guillotine, took place yesterday in th...
Jan 18 2018 2:35 pm
Norway: Devastating blow for Afghans as parliament rejects asylum proposal
The Norwegian parliament’s decision today to reject a proposal to place a temporary halt on returning people to Afghanistan demonstrates a disturbing disregard for the lives of people fleeing war and...
Jan 18 2018 11:32 am
UK Government shirking shared responsibility over refugee rights with France
Ahead of today’s meeting between UK Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron, Amnesty International is calling on Mrs May to focus on reuniting families instead of building fenc...
Jan 17 2018 6:48 pm
Warning that Brexit must not mean EU arms and surveillance safeguards are abandoned in UK
'Brexit mustn’t mean weaker regulation over the UK’s selling of arms and surveillance equipment around the world' - Oliver Feeley-Sprague Amnesty International has welcomed a vote in the European Parl...
Jan 17 2018 6:34 pm
Israel's continued detention of 16-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi is 'outrageously excessive'
Fresh call comes after her release on bail was denied today ‘It would be a major injustice if a prison sentence were imposed on Ahed Tamimi’ - Magdalena Mughrabi Responding to a ruling today by an Isr...
Jan 17 2018 3:02 pm
Ethiopia: Release of hundreds of detainees must lead to freedom for all prisoners of conscience
The release of opposition politician Merera Gudina and hundreds of other detainees in Ethiopia today must only be a first step towards freedom for all prisoners of conscience in the country, Amnesty I...
Jan 17 2018 2:34 pm
Myanmar: 'Shocking killings' by police in Rakhine State must be investigated
Responding to reports that the police shot dead at least eight protesters in Mrauk-U in Myanmar’s Rakhine State yesterday, James Gomez, Amnesty International’s Director for Southeast Asia and the Paci...
Jan 17 2018 9:23 am
Withdrawal Bill: Ministers being given 'blank cheque' to rewrite laws
‘Ministers are being issued with a blank cheque to rewrite laws and curtail rights on a whim without the proper scrutiny of parliament’ – Rachel Logan MPs must not issue ministers with a blank cheque...
Jan 16 2018 6:03 pm
Egypt: release of jailed human rights lawyer is 'rare moment of justice'
Lawyer Mahienour el-Massry is one of numerous human rights defenders under attack from the Egyptian authorities ‘Rare moments of justice like this offer a glimmer of hope to the thousands of other peo...