Feb 23 2024 2:11 pm
UK: More protest restrictions will further undermine basic human rights

‘Criminalising demonstrations outside Parliament in the name of protecting democracy is ludicrous’ - Tom Southerden In response to reports that the Government is considering the introduction of new...

Feb 23 2024 1:11 pm
UK: Removing Shamima Begum's citizenship is a 'medieval' punishment

Responding to this morning’s Court of Appeal judgment that the removal of Shamima Begum’s UK citizenship was lawful, Steve Valdez-Symonds, Amnesty International UK’s Refugee and Migrant Rights...

Feb 21 2024 5:43 pm
Saudi Arabia: 29-year-old fitness instructor facing trial for championing women's rights

Manahel al-Otaibi detained for posting Snapchat selfies without an abaya and for calling for the removal of repressive male guardianship laws Her UK-based sister Fawzia has also been targeted by the...

Feb 20 2024 4:53 pm
UK: response to Labour's call for immediate Gaza ceasefire

Responding to the Labour Party for the first time calling for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, Karla McLaren, Amnesty International UK’s Head of Government Affairs, said: “It’s come months...

Feb 19 2024 8:20 pm
EU/Global: European Commission's investigation into TikTok over failing to protect children welcomed

In response to the European Commission’s decision to investigate TikTok over concerns that the online social media platform may be failing to comply with the bloc's Digital Services Act by not doing...

Feb 19 2024 5:45 pm
Russia: crackdown on Navalny mourners shows authorities trying to erase him from history

At least 387 people have been arrested in 39 cities across Russia People arrested for having Navalny photos in their possession ‘The authorities are seeking to expunge his name from the history books’...

Feb 19 2024 4:33 pm
UK: MPs should 'unreservedly' support this week's Gaza ceasefire motion

Ahead of this week’s SNP opposition day motion in the House of Commons calling for an immediate Gaza ceasefire, Neil Cowan, Amnesty International Scotland Director, said: “With the terrifyingly-high...

Feb 19 2024 12:14 pm
Russia: surge in anti-terrorism laws used to jail dissenters - new briefing

Authorities have labelled more than 13,000 people ‘terrorists’ or ‘extremists’, denying them bank accounts and forcing them into poverty Hundreds convicted under ‘justification of terrorism’ charges...

Feb 19 2024 12:00 am
Israel/OPT: fresh call for end to Israel's 'brutal' occupation of Palestinian land

Israel must end its brutal occupation of Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, said Amnesty International today, ahead of public hearings at the International Court of Justice this week...

Feb 16 2024 4:02 pm
Russia: international community must pursue those responsible for Navalny's death

‘His death is a devastating and dire indictment of life under the oppressive and stifling rule of the Kremlin’ - Agnès Callamard Responding to reports of the death in custody of the Russian opposition...