Jun 14 2019 11:59 am
Domestic Abuse: Committee of MPs and Lords urge Government to protect migrant women in forthcoming Bill
In a report published today (14 June), MPs and Lords support better for protection for women reporting domestic abuse, including the creation of a firewall between support services and immigration con...
Jun 13 2019 6:28 pm
Cardiff: comedy event will spotlight plight of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
Amnesty Cardiff group will unveil giant knitted chain as part of ‘Knit for Naz’ craftivism campaign Dane Baptiste, Robin Morgan, Angela Barnes and Clint Edwards to perform Amnesty International’s Card...
Jun 13 2019 5:16 pm
Domestic Abuse Bill: migrant women demand protection from violence
Migrant women survivors of domestic abuse laid dozens of books representing their unheard stories on Parliament Square - Pictures can be downloaded here [Credit: Marie-Anne Ventoura, Amnesty Internati...
Jun 13 2019 1:48 pm
Blackheath: annual book sale to be opened by 'Game of Thrones' star Owen Teale
Game of Thrones star Owen Teale will attend Amnesty International Blackheath & Greenwich Group’s annual book sale on Saturday (15 June), boosting the profile of this already hugely popular yearly even...
Jun 13 2019 1:25 pm
Northern Ireland: 1,053 women travelled for abortions last year showing clear need for reform
Responding to national abortion statistics (p.21) out today that show 1,053 women travelled from Northern Ireland to England or Wales in 2018 for an abortion - an increase of 192 women from the year b...
Jun 13 2019 11:59 am
Iran: one million people sign petition calling for jailed lawyer's release
Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was given 33-year jail sentence earlier this year Prominent human rights defender has dedicated her life to opposing forced veiling and death penalty ‘The world is watching and...
Jun 12 2019 5:32 pm
Russia: police violence against Golunov protesters condemned
Amnesty observers witnessed police violence, as more than 400 people - including children - arrested ‘Yet again, the Russian authorities met peaceful dissent with an assault on rights and freedoms’ -...
Jun 12 2019 2:28 pm
Hong Kong: 'Excessive' police force against peaceful protesters condemned
Amnesty International has condemned the use of force against largely peaceful protesters by Hong Kong police - who used tear gas, guns firing bean bags and rubber bullets, batons and pepper spray - to...
Jun 11 2019 2:40 pm
UK: School and student activists to attend parliamentary event to demand support for human rights defenders
School pupils and student activists from across the UK will attend a parliamentary event tomorrow hosted by Amnesty UK, the All-Party Parliamentary Human Rights Group and the British Group of the Inte...
Jun 11 2019 2:00 pm
Botswana: Decriminalisation of consensual same-sex relations welcomed
Botswana's High Court has ruled in favour of decriminalising consensual same-sex relations. Responding to the ruling, Muleya Mwananyanda, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Southern Africa, s...