Sep 17 2018 7:23 pm
Ethiopia: Police must face immediate investigation after five protesters shot dead
Amnesty International today called on the Ethiopian authorities to thoroughly and effectively investigate the violent dispersal of demonstrators by police in Addis Ababa in which five people were shot...
Sep 17 2018 5:59 am
Spain must end arm sales to Saudi Arabia
With crucial decision expected on Wednesday, Spain urged to cease all arms deals Spain exported weapons worth nearly €1bn during 2015-17, with licences issued for twice as much again International pre...
Sep 15 2018 8:27 am
Myanmar: Jeremy Hunt must show 'true human rights leadership' to help Rohingya
Ahead of the Foreign Secretary’s visit to Myanmar, Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK, said: “This visit represents a chance for the UK to show its commitment to human rights on a global...
Sep 14 2018 12:02 pm
Syria: cluster munitions and barrel bombs being used against civilians in Idlib
Schools and homes hit, as residents describe school playground littered with potentially-lethal cluster ‘bomblets’ ‘I saw several injured people. They were laying on the streets waiting for medical he...
Sep 14 2018 11:27 am
Puerto Rico: New evidence shows Hurricane Maria survivors denied essential water
Amnesty International is demanding that the Puerto Rican and US federal governments initiate an independent investigation into the authorities' response to last year’s Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico,...
Sep 14 2018 9:50 am
United States: Potential deportation fund between USA and Mexico will create a 'wall of humanity'
Amnesty International has slammed the Trump administration’s intentions to pay the Mexican government millions of dollars to deport irregular migrants and insisted that the move must not be allowed to...
Sep 13 2018 2:40 pm
Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi's defence of journalist jailings is 'shameful'
Responding to comments by Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi at the World Economic Forum in Hanoi today defending the recent jailing of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, Amnesty International’s Sen...
Sep 13 2018 11:11 am
Campaigners win vital battle against UK mass surveillance at European Court of Human Rights
The European Court of Human Rights has today ruled that UK laws enabling mass surveillance violate the rights to privacy and freedom of expression. Judges found that: · The UK’s historical bulk interc...
Sep 12 2018 4:44 pm
Zimbabwe must ensure cholera outbreak is managed better than disaster of 2008
‘No lessons were learned from the 2008 epidemic’ - Jessica Pwiti The Zimbabwean authorities must take urgent measures to prevent the spread of a cholera epidemic that has so far claimed 20 lives, said...
Sep 12 2018 3:59 pm
USA: gun violence is 'a human rights crisis' - new report
Call for national regulations over licensing and registering firearms Young men of colour 20 times more likely to die through gun violence than white counterparts 38,000 people killed in 2016, with 11...