Press Releases | Amnesty International UK
Mar 25 2019 4:49 pm
Hong Kong decision on Saudi sisters welcomed
‘Saudi Arabia must urgently reform the guardianship system’ - Lynn Maalouf Responding to news that two sisters from Saudi Arabia, known as Reem and Rawan, whose lives would have been in danger had the...
Mar 25 2019 4:28 pm
Israel's assault on Gaza must not lead to repeat of unlawful attacks on civilians
Rocket strike north of Tel Aviv earlier today reportedly injured several members of a British-Israeli family ‘Attacks on civilians … are never justified’ - Saleh Higazi Following reports that the Isra...
Mar 22 2019 11:27 am
Sorting truth from lies: how Amnesty works in the era of ‘fake news’ - Belfast event
Human rights researcher to lead investigations masterclass in Belfast An Amnesty International researcher will be in Belfast on Monday (25 March) to reveal how the organisation is using cutting-edge d...
Mar 22 2019 10:16 am
Thailand: Next government must ensure urgent human rights reforms
Thailand’s next government must lift undue restrictions on freedom of expression and limit arbitrary executive powers, Amnesty International has said, ahead of polling day on Sunday (24 March). Over t...
Mar 21 2019 9:01 am
UK: Home Affairs Select Committee's 'damning review' of immigration system a needed intervention
Responding to the Home Affairs Committee’s report on immigration detention, published today (21 March), which has found ‘serious failings’ in the system, Steve Valdez-Symonds, Amnesty International UK...
Mar 21 2019 12:00 am
Electric vehicle companies called on to produce 'ethical battery' within five years
Challenge laid down to industry giants at Nordic Electric Vehicle (EV) Summit in Oslo Still no requirement on companies to publicly report on cobalt supply chains, despite use of child miners in the D...
Mar 20 2019 5:18 pm
Northern Ireland: New video released to raise profile of arrested Belfast journalists
Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey were arrested after exposing police collusion in Loughinisland massacre Amnesty has warned that freedom of the press in Northern Ireland is “at risk” 15,000 people se...
Mar 20 2019 3:51 pm
Bosnia-Herzegovina: Karadžić life sentence is 'powerful message'
‘This verdict demonstrates that war criminals cannot hide from justice’ - Massimo Moratti Responding to today’s decision by the Appeals Chamber of the International Residual Mechanisms for Criminal Tr...
Mar 20 2019 3:27 pm
Turkey: Amnesty staff accused of terrorism must be acquitted tomorrow
11 human rights activists back in court in Istanbul in long-running case seen as emblematic of ongoing crackdown ‘H uman rights defenders in Turkey spend their days either languishing in jail or livin...
Mar 20 2019 12:00 am
US airstrikes in Somalia have killed civilians despite official denials - new report
Forensic investigation produces evidence 14 civilians were killed in just five strikes, amounting to possible war crimes Since President Trump’s executive order two years ago, US has launched more tha...