Jan 22 2018 4:54 pm
Bangladesh: delay in Rohingya return to Myanmar a temporary relief
Announcement may temporarily protect Rohingya refugees from being returned to face further abuses ‘Any arrangement on returns must first address the conditions of apartheid that the Rohingya have fled...
Jan 19 2018 4:17 pm
Somalia: new satellite images - 24,000 people, including 3,000 children, left homeless after 'shocking' demolitions
No warning was given before armed men and bulldozers razed the sites on the outskirts of Mogadishu last month 'What makes these demolitions particularly cruel is that t housands of people affected had...
Jan 19 2018 2:15 pm
Uganda: President Museveni's threat to 'hang a few' prisoners condemned
Responding to Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni’s threat to “hang a few” death row prisoners as a crime deterrent after more than a decade without an execution in the country, Amnesty International’s...
Jan 19 2018 4:59 am
USA: 'resistance' to Trump hailed after year of human rights violations
Trump presidency has already seen controversial travel ban, withdrawal announcement on climate change, Jerusalem recognition, women’s health funding cuts, withdrawal of protection for immigrants, and...
Jan 18 2018 7:09 pm
Iran: Authorities amputate man's hand in shocking act of cruelty
Amnesty International is outraged by reports that Iranian authorities have amputated the hand of a man convicted of theft. The amputation, which was conducted by guillotine, took place yesterday in th...
Jan 18 2018 2:35 pm
Norway: Devastating blow for Afghans as parliament rejects asylum proposal
The Norwegian parliament’s decision today to reject a proposal to place a temporary halt on returning people to Afghanistan demonstrates a disturbing disregard for the lives of people fleeing war and...
Jan 18 2018 11:32 am
UK Government shirking shared responsibility over refugee rights with France
Ahead of today’s meeting between UK Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron, Amnesty International is calling on Mrs May to focus on reuniting families instead of building fenc...
Jan 17 2018 6:48 pm
Warning that Brexit must not mean EU arms and surveillance safeguards are abandoned in UK
'Brexit mustn’t mean weaker regulation over the UK’s selling of arms and surveillance equipment around the world' - Oliver Feeley-Sprague Amnesty International has welcomed a vote in the European Parl...
Jan 17 2018 6:34 pm
Israel's continued detention of 16-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi is 'outrageously excessive'
Fresh call comes after her release on bail was denied today ‘It would be a major injustice if a prison sentence were imposed on Ahed Tamimi’ - Magdalena Mughrabi Responding to a ruling today by an Isr...
Jan 17 2018 3:02 pm
Ethiopia: Release of hundreds of detainees must lead to freedom for all prisoners of conscience
The release of opposition politician Merera Gudina and hundreds of other detainees in Ethiopia today must only be a first step towards freedom for all prisoners of conscience in the country, Amnesty I...