Nov 19 2019 5:24 pm
Iran: more than 100 protesters killed in petrol price demonstrations
Government snipers shooting from rooftops and in at least one case from a helicopter Security forces taking away dead bodies and injured people from roads and hospitals Internet shutdown - connectivit...
Nov 19 2019 5:00 pm
Ethiopia: Authorities must prevent violence and protect rights during Sidama referendum
Ahead of tomorrow’s referendum on a separate state for Ethiopia’s Sidama ethnic group, Amnesty International is calling on the Ethiopian authorities to take all steps to ensure there is no repeat of t...
Nov 19 2019 12:53 pm
Spain: Conviction of Catalan leaders 'excessive and disproportionate'
Amnesty International releases new analysis of high-profile Catalan trial The conviction of Catalan leaders Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart found guilty of sedition are 'excessive and disproportionate...
Nov 18 2019 4:41 pm
Malaysia: 'vicious' caning of four men for alleged gay offences condemned
Cruel punishments come after sting operation from authorities, with 11 men charged with ‘an attempt at sexual intercourse against the order of nature’ Six more men go on trial tomorrow ‘The whole affa...
Nov 17 2019 1:37 pm
UK: Reports of killings and torture by British troops 'deeply troubling'
Reports that the UK Government and armed forces covered up torture and killings by British troops in Afghanistan and Iraq are ‘deeply troubling’ and must be treated with the seriousness they deserve,...
Nov 15 2019 3:58 pm
Launch of new book of Syrian citizen journalism
First English-language collection of writing from revolutionary newspaper ‘Enab Baladi’ ‘Enab Baladi is a unique record of the Syrian people speaking without fear’ - Kristyan Benedict On Tuesday 26 No...
Nov 15 2019 3:49 pm
USA: Texas governor should grant clemency to Rodney Reed
51-year-old black man faces execution next week despite serious doubts over his conviction before all-white jury Case has attracted support of Rihanna, Beyoncé, Meek Mill and others Reed’s conviction...
Nov 15 2019 12:27 pm
Northern Ireland: Amnesty welcomes abuse Redress Board president appointment
“This is good news for abuse survivors in Northern Ireland.” – Patrick Corrigan Responding to the announcement by the Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan today of the appointment of Mr Justice Colton...
Nov 15 2019 11:04 am
Vietnam: Prominent human rights defender detained on return to country
Responding to reports that prominent activist Dinh Thao was taken into custody upon her arrival at Hanoi Noi Bai airport this morning, Joanne Mariner, Amnesty International’s Research Director for Sou...
Nov 14 2019 8:34 pm
USA: Santa Clarita school shooting a painful tragedy
Amnesty calls for urgent and meaningful gun violence prevention Responding to reports of a school shooting today in California , Ernest Coverson, Amnesty International USA’s campaign manager for the E...