Dec 1 2020 11:59 pm
Egypt: 'horrifying execution spree', with at least 57 killed in past two months

Number executed more than double for whole of 2019 Arrest of Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights staff apparently linked to executions A monk, Wael Tawadros, among those currently at risk of...

Dec 1 2020 10:59 am
UK: New immigration rules targeting rough sleepers 'cruel and inhumane'

Amnesty International has condemned powers within new immigration rules coming into force today (1 December) that allow immigration officials to deport people for having suffered homelessness. Kate...

Nov 30 2020 6:22 pm
Northern Ireland: 'Shameful' refusal to agree public inquiry in Finucane murder will undermine confidence in rule of law

‘This decision will add fuel to the fire of suspicion that there is and continues to be a sinister cover-up of the full extent of official involvement in this murder’- Patrick Corrigan Amnesty...

Nov 28 2020 8:24 pm
Northern Ireland: Amnesty condemns threats against journalists at Sunday World newspaper

Threats - including a death threat - have been made by the Ulster Defence Association ‘The police must get a grip on this problem before another journalist loses their life’ – Patrick Corrigan Amnesty...

Nov 28 2020 7:04 pm
UK: Doubling officers on French beaches to discourage migrant Channel crossings a 'reckless and blinkered' approach

Home secretary announced the number of officers patrolling beaches will double from next week 'It is profoundly disappointing that yet again these two governments have ignored the needs and rights of...

Nov 27 2020 10:58 am
Northern Ireland: Amnesty hails 'victory for press freedom' in case of arrested journalists

Police agree to delete data wrongly seized from journalists and pay substantial damages Amnesty to write to Policing Board to demand investigation into ‘debacle’ ‘The day of dawn raids at the homes of...

Nov 27 2020 9:23 am
Black Friday: Amazon putting workers' lives at risk during shopping rush - new report

Aggressive productivity targets have resumed despite serious COVID-19 risks Workers placed under surveillance to head off staff protests and union activity ‘Black Friday rush could turn Amazon...

Nov 25 2020 10:37 pm
Northern Ireland: Threat against journalist at Belfast newspaper condemned

Amnesty International has condemned a threat made against a journalist at a Belfast newspaper, reportedly made by the South East Antrim Ulster Defence Association, and called for the threat to be...

Nov 25 2020 7:03 pm
Saudi Arabia: transfer of Loujain al-Hathloul's case to 'notorious' court condemned

The activist, jailed since May 2018, appeared weak from a hunger strike during her appearance in court today Specialised Criminal Court is ‘notorious’ for unfair trials ‘Saudi Arabia’s claims of...

Nov 25 2020 5:25 pm
UK: Aid cut 'bad omen for direction of travel on Foreign Affairs'

Responding to Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement that he will cut the overseas aid budget by a third, ending the Government’s commitment to spend 0.7% of gross national income on aid, Amnesty UK...