Jan 23 2020 12:06 pm
India: Women politicians face shocking scale of abuse on Twitter - new research
Women politicians in India face a shocking scale of abuse on Twitter, new research by Amnesty International India has revealed. The 76-page report, Troll Patrol India: Exposing Online Abuse Faced by W...
Jan 23 2020 11:06 am
Myanmar 'must comply' with ICJ ruling to protect Rohingya
In response to today’s ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordering Myanmar to take “provisional measures” to prevent genocidal acts against the Rohingya community, Nicholas Bequelin, A...
Jan 22 2020 11:06 am
Brazil: Anniversary of dam disaster puts mining companies in spotlight - London vigil
Vigils will be held in Brazil and around the world this week in memory of those who died in the Brumadinho dam disaster last year. Amnesty International UK will join a vigil at the Brazilian Embassy i...
Jan 22 2020 10:12 am
Northern Ireland: Eight terminations carried out in 2018/19
More than 1,050 travelled from Northern Ireland to England to access abortions in 2018 Huge gap between number of women who legally accessed abortions in Northern Ireland and the number of women force...
Jan 21 2020 10:45 am
Tanzania: human rights lawyer detained in 'outrageous' attempt to silence government critics
Tito Elia Magoti and co-accused Theodory Giyani charged with leading organised crime ‘The Tanzanian government continues to abuse the criminal justice system by detaining critics on unbailable offence...
Jan 20 2020 4:40 pm
Qatar: new law could see five-year jail sentences for 'false news'
Even attempt to report on the law has seen hasty media apology amid apparent fears of infringing the ‘deeply troubling’ legislation Country already under fire for treatment of migrant workers in lead-...
Jan 20 2020 2:40 pm
Afghanistan: Authorities commit to protect human rights
Afghan authorities today made a public commitment to establish a protection mechanism for human rights defenders, in a move welcomed by Amnesty International and Afghanistan’s human rights community....
Jan 20 2020 12:41 pm
USA: Virginia gun rally creating 'climate of fear'
‘Vile decision’ to stage rally on Martin Luther King Day condemned There is currently no federal law prohibiting someone convicted of a hate crime from buying a gun On average, at least 23 hate crimes...
Jan 20 2020 10:40 am
UN landmark climate refugee ruling sets 'global precedent'
Ioane Teitiota brought case to UN after New Zealand denied his claim of asylum as a ‘climate refugee’ ‘Governments must consider this dangerous reality and a heating planet’s imminent threat to Pacifi...
Jan 18 2020 7:59 am
Guantánamo: psychologists who created CIA torture techniques to testify
Two contract psychologists to testify at Guantánamo for first time James E Mitchell and John ‘Bruce’ Jessen responsible for waterboarding, confinement in small boxes, beatings and sleep deprivation Am...