May 28 2020 5:14 pm
Israel/OPT: challenge to travel ban on Amnesty campaigner to be heard by court

On Sunday, Jerusalem court to consider travel ban on Laith Abu Zeyad leaving occupied West Bank The Palestinian campaigner prevented from seeing his dying mother in December ‘There is every reason to...

May 28 2020 1:23 pm
Hong Kong: Passing of national security bill an 'outrageous attack on human rights'

China's parliament has passed a new national security law for Hong Kong which would make it a crime to undermine Beijing's authority in the region. Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK Director, said...

May 27 2020 6:44 pm
Zimbabwe: Drop bogus charges against opposition leaders who suffered sexual assault

In response to the Zimbabwe Republic Police’s decision to charge three female opposition MDC-Alliance party youth leaders for participating in peaceful protests against hunger during the lockdown...

May 27 2020 11:28 am
Hong Kong: Alarming police attacks on peaceful anthem bill protesters signals yet another 'summer of repression'

Police have fired pepper pellets at people protesting bill that would criminalise ‘insulting’ or ‘misusing’ the Chinese national anthem Hundreds of activists have also been rounded up or detained over...

May 27 2020 11:17 am
LGBTI+ Pride celebrations to continue inside - new online festival announced

As COVID-19 forces lots of Pride events to be cancelled, Amnesty International, UK Black Pride, Stonewall and ParaPride have joined to bring celebrations online Pride Inside will see artists...

May 27 2020 8:30 am
Nigeria: children brutally targeted in military-Boko Haram conflict becoming 'lost generation' - new report

Amnesty International has documented torture, unlawful detention and sexual abuse of children escaping Boko Haram in the Northeast At least 10,000 people, including many children, have died in...

May 26 2020 7:23 pm
USA: Minneapolis police officer 'must be held accountable for use of deadly force'

Responding to a video on social media showing a Minneapolis police officer using his knee to pin down a man named George Floyd by his neck until he was unable to breathe, Kristina Roth, Amnesty...

May 26 2020 1:24 pm
Qatar: 'huge' security weakness in COVID-19 contact-tracing app

Amnesty’s Security Lab alerts authorities to serious privacy flaws in mandatory EHTERAZ app People who do not use app can face up to three years in jail Privacy concerns remain over UK’s intended...

May 22 2020 12:49 pm
Northern Ireland: Campaigners criticise UK Government failure to deliver full marriage equality

Government “go slow” on allowing religious same-sex marriages and conversion of existing civil partnerships to a marriage Criticism comes on fifth anniversary of marriage equality referendum and...

May 22 2020 12:33 pm
China: New national security plan an 'ominous moment for human rights in Hong Kong'

National People’s Congress expected to endorse a decision regarding the 'establishment and strengthening' of national security measures in Hong Kong China routinely abuses its own national security...