Oct 15 2018 5:18 pm
Spain: leading Catalan figures Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart should be freed
A year on from their pre-trial detention, the pair languish in jail charged with ‘rebellion’ ‘Their continued detention constitutes a disproportionate restriction on their rights to free speech and pe...
Oct 15 2018 12:24 pm
Russia: Amnesty researcher abducted and subjected to mock executions in Ingushetia
‘They demanded to know the names of my contacts in Ingushetia and threatened to kill my wife and children if I reported what happened’ - Oleg Kozlovsky An Amnesty International researcher sent to obse...
Oct 15 2018 12:22 pm
Hungary: Amnesty launches legal challenge to law criminalising work on migration
Amnesty International will challenge in court the constitutionality of Hungary’s controversial law that criminalises with up to one year in prison, individuals and organisations working on migration,...
Oct 15 2018 12:59 am
Syria: one year on, Coalition refusal to accept responsibility for Raqqa deaths is 'insult' to civilians
Year after Raqqa battle, despite its attacks killings hundreds of civilians, Coalition admits it will neither investigate deaths or compensate families Pentagon sends ‘final response’ to Amnesty, refu...
Oct 12 2018 1:09 pm
Pakistan: Detained Pashtun human rights defender must be released
Pakistan’s authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Gulalai Ismail, a Pashtun human rights defender, who was detained on her arrival at Islamabad airport today, Amnesty International s...
Oct 12 2018 12:49 pm
Kazakhstan: thousands with intellectual disabilities denied basic rights - new report
At least 16,000 people with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities denied right to make own decisions about study, work or marriage ‘Guardianship’ system is legacy of Soviet psychiatry ‘Once a per...
Oct 11 2018 5:07 pm
UK: Natural History Museum must justify hosting Saudi Arabia event
Event comes amid intense concern over Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and an ongoing crackdown in Saudi Arabia Commenting on the Natural History Museum’s hosting of a reception by the Saudi Arabian au...
Oct 11 2018 2:28 pm
USA immigration: more family separations than previously disclosed - new report
Trump administration admits to Amnesty separating approximately 8,000 ‘family units’ since early 2017, with 6,000 in a four-month period Cases include 15 trans and gay asylum-seekers detained without...
Oct 11 2018 10:55 am
Australia: 'Wretched situation' for refugees on Nauru as health crisis escalates
In response to the urgent call made by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today for all refugees and asylum-seekers to be immediately evacuated from Nauru, Roshika Deo, Pacific Researcher at Amnesty Inter...
Oct 10 2018 1:02 pm
Myanmar: Journalists arrested in 'another alarming assault on press freedom'
Responding to the arrest of journalists Nayi Min, Kyaw Zaw Linn and Phyo Wai Win in Myanmar today, Tirana Hassan, Amnesty International's Director of Crisis Response, said: “These arrests are yet anot...