Nov 20 2018 5:10 pm
Saudi Arabia: 'Horrendous' reports of torture and sexual harassment of detained activists
Several Saudi Arabian activists detained in the country’s Dhahban Prison have reportedly faced sexual harassment, torture and other forms of ill-treatment during interrogation, Amnesty International s...
Nov 20 2018 5:01 pm
Manus Island: Indefinite detention pushing refugees to suicide and self-harm
Amnesty and the Refugee Council of Australia report paints stark picture of a traumatised refugee population hit hard by health and counselling cuts “Australia and regional countries must end the hell...
Nov 20 2018 2:42 pm
Egypt: Children face shocking violations including torture and enforced disappearance
Children in Egypt have been subjected to military trials, charged based on “confessions” obtained through torture and kept in solitary confinement, according to new findings published by Amnesty Inter...
Nov 20 2018 12:54 pm
Italy: Latest effort to discredit Aquarius rescue ship "shameless"
Médecins Sans Frontiers have today reported that Italy has ordered the seizure of the search and rescue ship, Aquarius, for alleged illegal waste treatment. Responding to the reports, Steve Valdez-Sym...
Nov 19 2018 10:27 am
Hong Kong should drop 'chilling' prosecution of Umbrella Movement leaders
Trial of nine pro-democracy leaders to start tomorrow “This prosecution is an act of retaliation aimed at silencing the pro-democracy movement” – Man-kei Tam The Hong Kong government must drop the pol...
Nov 16 2018 6:25 pm
Open letter on the UK's 'Prevent' counter-terrorism strategy
The government's Prevent strategy - which forms one strand of the government's overarching counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST - seeks to pre-empt acts of terrorism by identifying those at risk of com...
Nov 16 2018 5:29 pm
Yemen: UN must ensure civilians in Hodeidah are protected
Security Council set to discuss the crisis at 8pm this evening ‘Hodeidah remains on a knife-edge’ - Sherine Tadros The UK is ‘just part of the problem’ unless it halts arms sales to Saudi Arabia Civil...
Nov 16 2018 3:52 pm
Turkey: Brutal crackdown continues with new wave of activist arrests
Turkish authorities have today detained 13 activists in connection with the investigation into jailed human rights defender Osman Kavala. Responding to the detentions, Andrew Gardner, Amnesty Internat...
Nov 16 2018 1:15 pm
Libya: migrants refusing to disembark ship must not be forced into detention
At least 79 refugees and migrants in Misratah port at risk of torture if forced to disembark in Libya ‘Nivin’ cargo ship appears to have breached international law in taking dozens of migrants back to...
Nov 16 2018 10:59 am
Gangs Matrix: Damning report into data breach reinforces Amnesty call for Met Police overhaul
Responding the Information Commissioner’s Office investigation that found the Metropolitan Police Service’s Gangs Matrix breached data protection laws, Tanya O’Carroll, Amnesty International’s Technol...