Nov 7 2018 7:18 pm
Philippines: Murder of prominent human rights lawyer 'a new low'
Responding to the news that human rights lawyer Benjamin Ramos gunned down by still unidentified men yesterday (6 November) in the Philippines, Ritz Lee Santos III, Amnesty International Philippines c...
Nov 7 2018 4:41 pm
Saudi Arabia: 12 Shi'a face imminent execution after cases referred to King Salman
Responding to news that the cases of 12 condemned men from Saudi Arabia’s persecuted Shi’a minority have been transferred to the country’s Presidency of State Security - a body under the direct author...
Nov 7 2018 4:18 pm
Turkey: Judicial farce continues as authorities once again fail to produce evidence against Taner and the Istanbul 10
Responding to the decision by an Istanbul court to further postpone the trial of Amnesty International Turkey’s Honorary Chair, Taner Kılıç, former Director, İdil Eser, and nine other human rights def...
Nov 6 2018 6:04 pm
Tanzania: ten men arrested in Zanzibar for 'being gay'
Group detained for supposedly conducting a gay marriage Arrests come days after a Tanzanian politician announced a taskforce to hunt down LGBTI people Ten men have been arrested on the Tanzanian islan...
Nov 6 2018 5:06 pm
Pakistan: Imran Khan must ensure safe travel out of country for Aasia Bibi
Mother of five remains in jail and at risk after government reverses position on her fate ‘Aasia Bibi has been through eight years of torment, she should be allowed to travel to safety, rather than be...
Nov 5 2018 6:36 pm
Cameroon: authorities must act swiftly to free kidnapped schoolchildren
Case is ‘chilling echo’ of Chibok kidnappings in Nigeria Following the abduction of at least 70 schoolchildren earlier today in Cameroon’s Anglophone region, Samira Daoud, Amnesty International’s West...
Nov 5 2018 2:30 pm
France: Arrest warrants for Syrian officials an important step towards justice
Responding to the news that French prosecutors have issued arrest warrants for three senior Syrian government and intelligence officials on charges of torture, enforced disappearances, crimes against...
Nov 5 2018 12:55 pm
Millions of letters to highlight crackdown on women protesters around the world
Biggest letter writing campaign in the world launches to stop abuses against 12 women rights defenders In 2017 at least 312 human rights defenders were assassinated - twice as many as in 2015 Cases in...
Nov 5 2018 12:18 pm
Northern Ireland: woman who bought abortion pills for daughter in court to challenge prosecution
Mother could face a criminal trial and up to 5 years in prison ‘The fear and pain of it all. I feel like I am not allowed to move on’ – mother speaks out This is the first-time a prosecution relating...
Nov 5 2018 10:46 am
UN Human Rights Council must interrogate China over mass internment camps
Truth behind mass internment camps of Muslims must be revealed “The internment camps are places where torture and other forms of ill-treatment is rife” – Patrick Poon The Chinese government must tell...