May 29 2020 10:27 pm
South Sudan: renewal of UN arms embargo a welcome move to protect lives

Following the United Nations Security Council’s decision to renew the arms embargo on South Sudan for another year, Deprose Muchena, Amnesty International’s Director for East and Southern Africa, said...

May 29 2020 12:16 pm
USA: Trump's targeting of social media companies 'dangerous and irresponsible'

Move is response to presidential tweet being labelled over its questionable accuracy Later Trump tweet on Minneapolis deemed to have ‘glorified violence’ ‘The President is not the decider of truth’ -...

May 29 2020 10:08 am
Ethiopia: Security forces 'must face justice for horrific human rights violations' - New Report

At least 10,000 people were arbitrarily arrested and detained last year as part of the government’s crackdown on armed attacks and violence in Oromia Region Forces have burned homes to the ground...

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...