Dec 7 2019 8:57 pm
IRAQ: Testimonies emerge of coordinated attacks which killed at least 20 protesters
Amnesty International has gathered detailed eyewitness testimony of the coordinated attack by unidentified gunmen in Baghdad last night, which claimed at least 20 lives and left more than 130 injured....
Dec 7 2019 12:01 am
Sri Lanka: new Amnesty graphic novel highlights discrimination against LGBTI people
The Sri Lankan authorities must end discrimination against LGBTI people, Amnesty International said today as it published a graphic novel recounting the struggles of LGBTI people in the country. The c...
Dec 6 2019 4:23 pm
Saudi Arabia: prominent lawyer on hunger strike over prison mistreatment
Waleed Abu al-Khair, lawyer for jailed blogger Raif Badawi, in solitary confinement and at risk of torture Latest evidence of escalating crackdown, as high-profile Anthony Joshua boxing match shines s...
Dec 6 2019 11:42 am
India: Urgent investigation needed after rape suspects 'extrajudicially executed'
Amnesty International is calling for a full, independent and impartial criminal investigation into the alleged extrajudicial execution of four rape suspects by police in India earlier today. In a shoc...
Dec 5 2019 1:26 pm
Indonesia: Two people whipped unconscious in 'vicious' public punishments
Responding to reports that a woman and a man lost consciousness as they were whipped during separate public punishments by authorities in Aceh, Indonesia today, Usman Hamid, Amnesty International Indo...
Dec 5 2019 12:29 pm
Slovakia: rejection of regressive abortion law 'a victory for women's rights'
Following a vote today rejecting a bill that would have forced women seeking an abortion to view an ultrasound scan of the embryo or foetus, Monica Costa Riba, Amnesty’s Senior Campaigner on Women’s R...
Dec 4 2019 4:04 pm
China: US passes Uyghur human rights act
Responding to the passage of the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act in the United States Senate and House of Representatives , Francisco Bencosme, the Asia Pacific advocacy manager at Amnesty Internationa...
Dec 4 2019 12:01 am
Seven in 10 people want 'Big Tech' regulated over personal data fears - new poll
Seven in ten people (73%) want governments to do more to regulate Big Tech companies amid concerns with how their personal data is being used, a new Amnesty International poll has revealed. People wor...
Dec 2 2019 5:15 pm
Tanzania: withdrawal of individuals' and NGOs' rights to access African Court will deepen repression
Tanzania: Withdrawal of individual rights to African Court will deepen repression The Tanzanian government has withdrawn the right of individuals and NGOs to directly file cases against it at the Arus...
Dec 2 2019 3:55 pm
Iran: death toll from protests crackdown exceeds 200
Latest reports show 208 have been killed - including dozens in Shahriar city - while actual number is likely to be higher still Families of dead threatened and warned not to talk to media or hold fune...