Jul 12 2018 1:00 am
UAE forces operating network of secret prisons in Yemen - new report
Scores have been held in ‘parallel security structure’ - where electric-shock torture and sexual violence rife, and detainees ‘disappear’ ‘We should be using our influence with the Emiratis to ensure...
Jul 11 2018 6:05 pm
Iran: young man tied to a tree and publicly flogged 80 times for drinking alcohol
Man was convicted of drinking alcohol at a wedding when he was a teenager ‘That a child was prosecuted for consuming alcohol and sentenced to 80 lashes beggars belief’ - Philip Luther A man in Iran ha...
Jul 9 2018 4:00 pm
Trump UK visit: protesters promise to 'bring the noise' with pots and pans women's march and rally
On Friday 13 July, the first day of the US President’s much-discussed visit to the UK, a coalition of organisations will march in protest over the inhumane, divisive, misogynistic and discriminatory p...
Jul 9 2018 12:42 pm
India: Delhi rape case death sentences will not end violence against women
In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the death sentences in a review plea filed by three of the four convicts in the 2012 Delhi bus gang-rape and murder case, Amnesty International In...
Jul 9 2018 11:30 am
Myanmar: Reuters journalists charge decision is 'black day for press freedom'
Responding to today’s decision by a Yangon court to formally charge Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, with breaching the country’s Official Secrets Act, Tirana Hassan, Amnesty Internationa...
Jul 6 2018 4:17 pm
Turkey: 'Absurd' terror convictions of six journalists sends shock through media industry
Following the sentencing of six former columnists and editors of the now-closed Zaman newspaper to jail terms of between eight-and-a-half and 10-and-a-half years, and the acquittal of five others, Fot...
Jul 6 2018 1:05 pm
Zimbabwe: elections a chance to break with 'decades of gross human rights violations'
Amnesty briefing sets out key human rights issues underpinning Zimbabwe’s first election without Mugabe on the ballot “With Mugabe gone, there’s a real opportunity for a fresh start for Zimbabwe” - Mu...
Jul 6 2018 12:49 pm
UK Pride: Amnesty urges action for 'silenced' LGBTI communities
Hundreds of Amnesty activists will be calling for the release of a transgender woman held in US immigration detention during Pride events this weekend “This Pride season, we march in solidarity with a...
Jul 6 2018 11:43 am
Trump UK visit: activists to unfurl giant 'human rights nightmare' banner on Vauxhall Bridge opposite US Embassy in London
Protest comes ahead of Friday 13th visit from US President Banner will be directly visible from US Embassy Amnesty International will unfurl a giant protest banner on Vauxhall Bridge in London ahead o...
Jul 6 2018 8:06 am
Japan: Execution of seven cult members fails to deliver justice
The executions in Japan of seven members of the religious cult Aum Shinrikyo (Aum) this morning, including the group’s ‘guru’ Chizuo Matsumoto, does not deliver justice, Amnesty International said. Th...