Oct 28 2019 9:08 am
Tanzania: climate of fear as 'ruthless' repression mounts
Bans on political activities and newspapers Opposition party members shot Erick Kabendera amongst journalists caught up in wave of arbitrary arrests The ‘government must repeal all oppressive laws bei...
Oct 25 2019 1:01 am
Turkey: Hundreds of Syrian refugees 'tricked or forced' into returning to Syria - new report
Turkish authorities have taken handcuffed refugees in buses back to Syria ahead of creating so-called ‘safe zones’ Refugees beaten into signing ‘voluntary return’ documents, with others told they were...
Oct 24 2019 6:40 pm
Iran: Amputation of man's hand for theft 'an abhorrent form of torture'
Responding to the Iranian authorities’ announcement yesterday that they had amputated the hand of a man imprisoned for theft in a prison in Sari in the northern province of Mazandaran, Saleh Higazi, A...
Oct 24 2019 11:40 am
China: Hosting FIFA Club World Cup must not be an opportunity to 'sportswash' reputation
Responding to the news that China will host the FIFA Club World Cup in 2021, Allan Hogarth, Amnesty International UK’s Head of Policy and Government Affairs, said: “China being chosen to host the FIFA...
Oct 24 2019 1:01 am
Myanmar: 'Relentless and ruthless' military atrocities continue - new report
The Myanmar military is still committing atrocities against ethnic minorities in the north of the country, with civilians suffering most during offensives against multiple armed groups, Amnesty Intern...
Oct 23 2019 4:49 pm
Ukraine: Donetsk authorities jail journalist for 'espionage'
Stanislav Aseev sentenced to 15 years by court in ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’ Ukrainian reporter had remained in territory after takeover by Russia-backed armed groups ‘This sentence is the latest aff...
Oct 23 2019 1:07 pm
Jordan: women jailed for 'absence' from home, and sex or pregnancy outside marriage - new report
Dozens of women jailed for months at a time, with male guardians and hospitals reporting them to authorities Women subject to ‘virginity tests’ and babies removed from unmarried mothers ‘I went to hos...
Oct 23 2019 12:06 pm
UK: Essex lorry deaths a 'heartbreaking and horrifying incident'
Responding to the news that the bodies of 39 people have been found in a lorry container in Essex, Steve Valdez-Symonds, Amnesty International UK’s Refugee and Migrant Rights Director, said: “This is...
Oct 23 2019 11:29 am
Northern Ireland: court drops charges against mother prosecuted for buying daughter abortion pills
Case dropped as a result of abortion ban ending and moratorium on prosecutions taking effect ‘For the first time in six years I can go back to being the mother I was’ – the mother Belfast’s Crown Cour...
Oct 22 2019 9:14 pm
Bolivia: Authorities must respect the right to peaceful protest
Responding to the Bolivian authorities’ repressive reaction to demonstrations by people who believe there was fraud in the recent elections, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty Internati...