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Jun 3 2021 4:08 pm
Pakistan: Acquittal of Christian couple on death row for 'blasphemous' texts finally delivers justice

Shagufta Kausar and Shafqat Emmanuel were sentenced to death in 2014 Responding to the Lahore High Court’s decision to acquit Shagufta Kausar and her husband Shafqat Emmanuel, a Christian couple who...

Jun 3 2021 11:52 am
Pakistan: 'Appalling' escalating attacks on journalists must stop

Authorities must stop stifling dissent, and instead protect the media A recent series of attacks and growing pressure on journalists who criticise the Pakistan government is a cause for serious...

Jun 3 2021 9:16 am
Hong Kong: attendees at annual Tiananmen vigil face arrest and jail

Annual gathering in Victoria Park banned for second successive year Pro-Beijing figures have said participation could violate draconian national security law ‘People must not be punished for the...

Jun 2 2021 11:53 am
Northern Ireland: Prosecution dropped for Black Lives Matter protestors

‘The PSNI’s discriminatory approach to policing the Black Lives Matter protests, and their failure to consider the right to peaceful protest, demolished any supposed justification for pursuing...

Jun 1 2021 2:52 pm
Russia: human rights and pro-democracy leader detained after being pulled off plane

Andrei Pivovarov, executive director of Open Russia, removed from flight about to depart for Poland Pivovarov’s home searched, while others have homes raided by special forces ‘The witch-hunt against...

May 31 2021 1:29 pm
China: three-child policy does not 'respect' people's life choices

Responding to news that the Chinese government is set to allow married couples to have up to three children, raising it from the current limit of two, Joshua Rosenzweig, Head of Amnesty International...

May 28 2021 5:08 pm
Qatar: whereabouts of detained Kenyan labour activist must be revealed

Security guard Malcolm Bidali held in solitary confinement in undisclosed location after apparent phishing attack by authorities Activist detained after giving presentation to trade union and civil...

May 27 2021 12:22 pm
UK: 'Reckless' new plan on immigration sees major decline in processing asylum claims

Quarterly immigration statistics published by Home Office today Long outstanding asylum claims 50% higher than a year ago ‘The Home Office’s new asylum rules are reckless and impractical’ - Steve...

May 27 2021 9:44 am
Yemen: Huthis forced tortured journalists and religious minorities into exile - new report

Huthis unlawfully detained and tortured journalists and Baha’is for up to seven years, before banishing them in UN-brokered deals Detainees said they were tortured simply for asking for food or water...

May 26 2021 3:51 pm
Saudi Arabia: Google must halt plans to establish Cloud region in country

Nearly 40 human rights groups issue joint-call opposing tech giant’s move Google has failed to demonstrate its due diligence, including measures to prevent further state targeting of dissidents ‘Saudi...