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Jun 10 2021 3:51 pm
Ireland: women still forced to seek abortion abroad is 'unacceptable'

Responding to statistics published today by the UK Department of Health and Social care revealing that almost 200 women and girls were forced to travel from Ireland to access abortion services in...

Jun 10 2021 12:00 pm
Nicaragua: Oretga ensures pre-election period 'plagued by repression' as political challengers arrested

Ahead of November’s presidential elections, Daniel Ortega’s government continues repressive strategy against possible challengers Amnesty’s report highlights the Government’s tactics to deepen...

Jun 10 2021 11:56 am
G7 Summit: Rich governments' support of big pharma monopolies 'could kill millions of people'

UK continues to oppose plans to waive Covid-19 patents and share technology Cornwall, host of this year’s summit, has administered more vaccinations than 22 African countries combined ‘The failure to...

Jun 8 2021 4:54 pm
Saudi Arabia: 26-year-old facing execution for 'rioting' after forced confession

Mustafa al-Darwish may have been as young as 17 at time of alleged crimes Teenager was held incommunicado for six months and denied access to lawyer until beginning of his trial two years later ‘Time...

Jun 8 2021 4:12 pm
Bosnia / Herzegovina: Ratko Mladić appeal loss 'historic moment' for victims of genocide

Original verdict confirmed - Ratko Mladić sentenced to life imprisonment and found guilty of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes ‘The verdict by the International Criminal Tribunal sends...

Jun 7 2021 9:27 am
G7 Summit: Rich countries' climate plans 'violate the human rights of billions of people' - New Report

G20 countries account for almost 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions ‘There are no shortcuts to saving the planet and humanity… We can have human rights or fossil fuels – we can’t have both’ -...

Jun 4 2021 7:24 pm
Nigeria: Suspension of Twitter violates 'freedom of expression and access to information'

Responding to news that the Nigerian government suspended Twitter, Osai Ojigho, Director of Amnesty International Nigeria, said: “We condemn the Nigerian government’s decision to suspend Twitter — a...

Jun 4 2021 3:36 pm
Slovenia: 'Historic victory for women' - new law recognises sex without consent as rape

The law will no longer require coercion, the use or threat of force, or the inability to defend oneself as conditions for a crime to be considered rape Slovenia is only the 13th country in Europe to...

Jun 4 2021 3:27 pm
Belarus: Roman Protasevich 'confession' was 'televised coercion' by the government

Following the broadcast yesterday of a forced ‘confession’ by Roman Protasevich, Marie Struthers, Eastern Europe and Central Asia Director at Amnesty International, said: “Roman Protasevich’s forced...

Jun 4 2021 9:14 am
Cambodia: Thai satirist still missing after one year - new investigation needed

Wanchalearm Satsaksit was last seen in Phnom Penh in June 2020 Thailand and ASEAN urged to start new independent investigations The Cambodian authorities have failed to properly investigate the...