Jan 9 2018 6:12 pm
Iran: authorities must investigate five deaths in custody following protest crackdown
‘The shroud of secrecy and lack of transparency over what happened to these detainees is alarming’ - Magdalena Mughrabi The Iranian authorities must immediately investigate reports that at least five...
Jan 9 2018 4:23 pm
Nigeria: Spate of killings by herdsmen and ethnic militias must be investigated
Responding to a spate of killings in Nigeria over the past week by herdsmen and ethnic militias which have left dozens dead across the states of Benue, Kaduna, Rivers and Taraba, Director of Amnesty N...
Jan 9 2018 3:49 pm
Syrian government must allow 529 sick and injured civilians out of Eastern Ghouta
‘The Syrian government is cynically using these seriously injured and ill people as bargaining chips’ - Kristyan Benedict Amnesty International is calling on the Syrian government to allow the urgent...
Jan 9 2018 11:51 am
Myanmar: Two Reuters journalists due in court must be released
The Myanmar authorities must immediately release two Reuters journalists who have been arbitrarily detained for investigating military abuses in Rakhine State, Amnesty International said. The two repo...
Jan 8 2018 9:03 pm
USA: ending of immigration status for Salvadorans is 'a devastating betrayal'
‘The United States could be sending people to their deaths’ - Marselha Gonçalves Margerin Responding to today’s announcement by the USA’s Department of Homeland Security that “Temporary Protected Stat...
Jan 8 2018 4:25 pm
London: Saudi Arabia Embassy vigil for jailed blogger Raif Badawi
TUESDAY 9 JANUARY 2018, 1-2PM English PEN, along with Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders, will stage a lunchtime vigil tomorrow (1-2pm) at the Saudi Arabia Embassy in London for the j...
Jan 8 2018 12:01 am
Hungary: Retrial of Syrian charged with terrorism for throwing stones to conclude
The retrial of Ahmed H, a Syrian man sentenced to 10 years in prison for throwing stones during clashes with guards at the at the Serbia-Hungary border, will continue today. Ahmed was arrested and imp...
Jan 4 2018 12:31 pm
China: Tibetan activist faces 15 years after appearing in New York Times film
Today’s trial of a Tibetan language activist, who could face up to 15 years in jail for “inciting separatism”, has exposed how ludicrously unjust the case against him is, Amnesty International has sai...
Jan 4 2018 12:03 pm
Iran: at least 1,000 detained protesters at risk of torture
Protest leaders could face the death penalty for ‘enmity against God’ ‘Peaceful protest is a right, and many people in Iran want to exercise that right’ - Philip Luther The Iranian authorities must en...
Jan 3 2018 3:55 pm
Ethiopia: release of political prisoners and closure of 'torture chamber' could signal new chapter for human rights
'Today’s announcement could signal the end of an era of bloody repression in Ethiopia' - Fisseha Tekle Responding to an announcement by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn that all political...