Jan 15 2019 5:13 pm
Zimbabwe: 8 killed and 200 detained in crackdown on fuel price protests
Reports of security forces using firearms and teargas as crackdown on protesters escalates ‘Years of political and economic mismanagement has brought Zimbabwe’s economy to its knees’ - Muleya Mwananya...
Jan 15 2019 11:00 am
China: Revoke death sentence against Canadian for drug crimes
‘We have seen before that in highly-politicised cases the trial is often a mere spectacle with the outcome already decided’ - William Nee Responding to a death sentence given by a Chinese court to Can...
Jan 14 2019 5:27 pm
Chechnya: new LGBTI crackdown is 'spine-chilling'
‘We are horrified by reports that at least two people have died from torture-inflicted injuries’ - Marie Struthers Amnesty International has received credible information that the authorities in the R...
Jan 14 2019 10:24 am
Amnesty Media Awards 2019: two weeks until deadline for entries
Cathy Newman announced as ceremony host Closing date for entries: Friday 25 January 2019 Enter here: https://amnesty-media-awards.org.uk/ Journalists, photographers and programme makers have just unde...
Jan 13 2019 9:00 am
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: hunger strike is a 'desperate measure'
Jailed UK charity worker set to begin three-day hunger strike with human rights defender Narges Mohammadi in protest at denial of medical care ‘It’s outrageous it’s had to come to this for Nazanin and...
Jan 11 2019 5:42 pm
Syria: US withdrawal without accepting responsibility for Raqqa deaths a 'humanitarian abomination'
US-led Coalition still refusing to accept responsibility for killing hundreds of civilians in Raqqa Reacting to today’s statement by the US-led Coalition that it has begun “the process of deliberate w...
Jan 11 2019 12:17 pm
India: 'Politically-motivated' sedition case against Amnesty closed by court
A court order directing the closing of a sedition case filed against Amnesty India brings to an end a disgraceful attempt to stifle freedom of expression, the organisation said today. On Tuesday, a tr...
Jan 11 2019 7:55 am
Myanmar: Reuters journalists' rejected appeal maintains 'an appalling farce'
Responding to news that a court in Myanmar has rejected the appeal by jailed Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, Tirana Hassan, Amnesty International’s Director of Crisis Response, said: “The...
Jan 10 2019 5:26 pm
Sudan: 'horrific attack' on hospital targets injured protesters
“It is not a crime to call for a better standard of living” - Sarah Jackson Amnesty International can confirm that Sudanese security forces stormed a hospital in the city of Omdurman last night, firin...
Jan 10 2019 3:49 pm
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: airing of arrest video is 'sinister'
Responding to the airing on Iranian state television of video footage showing the UK charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe being arrested at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport in 2016, Kate Allen, Amne...