Aug 23 2019 4:06 pm
Tanzania: second journalist arrested in a month
'The Tanzanian authorities are clearly intensifying their crackdown on dissent and journalists are on the frontline of attack’ - Joan Nyanyuki Responding to the arrest of Tanzanian journalist Joseph G...
Aug 23 2019 1:45 pm
Egypt: Urgent investigation needed after death in notorious Al-Aqrab prison
Egyptian authorities must urgently carry out an independent and impartial investigation into the death of Hossam Hamed, a 30-year-old prisoner being held at al-Aqrab prison, amid allegations that he w...
Aug 23 2019 12:02 pm
France: Huge police operation planned for G7 protests must not end in violence and mass arrests
13,000 police and restrictions on protests are cause for “grave concern” Ahead of this weekend’s G7 summit during which authorities are expected to unnecessarily scale up police and judicial measures,...
Aug 22 2019 6:43 pm
Brazil: Government failures are fuelling wildfires across the Amazon
Protecting the human rights of Indigenous Peoples is key to preventing further deforestation – Kumi Naidoo Responding to the news of the wildfires that have been raging in the Amazon rainforest for se...
Aug 22 2019 11:23 am
Myanmar: Two years after Rohingya crackdown, military still evade justice
Two years after Myanmar military operations forced more than 740,000 Rohingya to flee their homes, Amnesty International has warned that Rakhine State remains unsafe while those responsible for the vi...
Aug 21 2019 8:25 pm
Venezuela: 11 organisations call for UN inquiry into "unprecedented human rights crisis"
Amnesty International and 10 human rights organisations urge the UN to act International community effort could prevent additional human rights violations In a public statement issued today , a coalit...
Aug 21 2019 10:58 am
Fresh wave of phishing attacks targeting human rights defenders - new research
Attackers who use phishing scams to target human rights defenders in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are developing increasingly sophisticated techniques to infiltrate their accounts and bypas...
Aug 20 2019 12:36 pm
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Reduced contact with family 'needlessly cruel'
Responding to reports that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has had her contact with her family limited by authorities in Evin Prison, Ellie Kennedy, Campaign Manager at Amnesty International UK, said: “Redu...
Aug 20 2019 9:50 am
West Papua: Police must stop discrimination and unlawful use of force against students
Following yesterday’s events in West Papua Province, during which the local parliament building and a penitentiary were burned down and homes were destroyed, Usman Hamid, Amnesty International Indones...
Aug 20 2019 8:37 am
El Salvador: Acquittal of Evelyn Hernández is a victory for human rights
An appeals court in El Salvador today acquitted Evelyn Hernández of charges of aggravated homicide. Hernández had been convicted in 2017 under El Salvador’s strict anti-abortion laws after she suffere...