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May 7 2021 5:00 pm
Yemen: detained actress and model at risk of forced virginity test

Intisar al-Hammadi subjected to interrogation while blindfolded, physically abused and charged with drugs and prostitute offences At the end of one interrogation her lawyer witnessed her being slapped...

May 7 2021 4:00 pm
Russia: statement on Aleksei Navalny's prisoner of conscience status

Following careful evaluation, Amnesty International has decided to re-designate Aleksei Navalny as a “prisoner of conscience”. In February, Amnesty took an internal decision to stop using the prisoner...

May 7 2021 11:43 am
India: EU leaders must prioritise COVID health crisis during Modi meeting

Ahead of tomorrow’s EU-India Leaders’ meeting, Amnesty International is calling on EU leaders to urge India to protect the rights to life and health, and to raise the alarm about the crackdown on...

May 7 2021 8:54 am
Brazil: Police massacre in Rio de Janeiro favela 'reprehensible'

At least 25 people killed in Jacarezinho neighbourhood after police operation Following yesterday’s police operation in the Jacarezinho favela in Rio de Janeiro that has so far resulted in the deaths...

May 6 2021 2:42 pm
Cambodia: 'Outrageous' conviction of five environmental activists must be overturned

The ‘outrageous’ conviction and sentencing of five Mother Nature Cambodia activists must be overturned, Amnesty International said today. Mother Nature Cambodia is a prominent campaign group which has...

May 6 2021 11:43 am
Northern Ireland: immunity from prosecution plan is 'insult to victims'

‘Boris Johnson is planning to forever deny our family any chance of justice’ - Michael O’Hare ‘The UK government appears determined to close down paths to justice’ - Grainne Teggart Amnesty...

May 5 2021 9:52 pm
USA: Support for COVID-19 TRIPS waiver 'a critical step' - but more must now be done

Responding to tonight’s announcement by President Biden’s administration that the U.S. will support a TRIPS waiver for COVID-19 vaccines, Paul O’Brien, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA...

May 5 2021 6:35 pm
Denmark: Deal to send people seeking asylum to Rwanda is 'new low'

Amnesty supporters write to Danish Minister of Immigration and Integration to oppose move Responding to news that the Danish authorities have signed an agreement with the Rwandan government to...

May 5 2021 2:32 pm
Colombia: 'Deeply alarming' footage reveals brutal response to tax protesters

Footage shows riot police charging at protesters with vehicles and lethal weapons ‘Their right to protest should not be labeled as “vandalism and terrorism”, as President Iván Duque has done’ - Erika...

May 4 2021 1:08 pm
Global: Majority of public wants Big Pharma to share vaccine technology - New Poll

People’s Vaccine Alliance calls for leaders to support vaccine patent waiver at today’s G7 meeting in London Pharmaceutical companies have paid out $26 billion in dividends and stock buybacks - enough...