Jul 10 2020 3:58 pm
Iran: execution of man for drinking alcohol denounced as 'sheer cruelty'

Media reports named 55-year-old Mortaza Jamali, who was executed on 8 July Fourth conviction for alcohol consumption punishable by death under Iranian law Following a statement today from the Iranian...

Jul 10 2020 2:44 pm
Northern Ireland: 'Landmark decision' for press freedom as court rules against police

Amnesty International has welcomed the judgment in a judicial review in Belfast that has quashed the warrant authorising police raids on the homes and offices of investigative journalists Trevor...

Jul 10 2020 12:01 am
Northern Ireland: Call for independent investigation into death of schoolgirl shot dead during Troubles

Majella O’Hare was 12 years old when she was shot in the back by a soldier using a machine gun as she walked to church. The Ministry of Defence later apologised for the killing Amnesty International...

Jul 9 2020 1:46 pm
Serbia: Police violence against COVID-19 protesters must end

Tear gas and stun grenades fired indiscriminately into crowds “The disproportionate use of force against entire demonstrations is not justified” – Jelena Sesar Police violence against COVID-19...

Jul 9 2020 12:59 pm
Northern Ireland: Campaigners welcome Government commitment to allow religious same-sex marriage

Government announcement follows criticism of Secretary of State for delays in introducing law changes Campaigners call for further law change to allow conversion of civil partnerships to marriage...

Jul 9 2020 10:23 am
UK: Legal experts and campaigners call for public inquiry into Government handling of COVID-19

Public Interest Law Centre and 70 organisations write to Government demanding an independent and rigorous public inquiry UK has one of the highest death rates from COVID-19 in Europe – between 43,000...

Jul 9 2020 9:53 am
Northern Ireland: First same-sex couple to marry criticise government failure to deliver full marriage equality

Sharni and Robyn Edwards-Peoples criticise Secretary of State for still not allowing religious same-sex marriages and conversion of civil partnerships Call for action comes on one-year anniversary of...

Jul 8 2020 12:51 pm
Tanzania: 'Politically motivated' charges against comedian for failing to register SIM card must be dropped

Idris Sultan faces charges over owning a SIM card Charges brought after comedian posts video laughing at Tanzanian President ‘It is evident that the Tanzanian authorities do not have a case against...

Jul 7 2020 5:49 pm
UK: Liz Truss statement on arms sales to Saudi Arabia 'deeply cynical'

UK Government insisting previous Saudi violations in Yemen were ‘isolated incidents’ UK has sold around £5bn of arms to Saudi Arabia during bloody Yemen conflict ‘This seems like an attempt to rewrite...

Jul 6 2020 1:43 pm
Northern Ireland: Judith Gillespie ‘urgently needs to rescue’ abuse investigation

Amnesty seeks urgent meeting with Judith Gillespie, new chair of Executive working group Repeated delays to Mother & Baby Home research, no research into clerical abuse and still no plan for public...