Aug 21 2019 10:58 am
Fresh wave of phishing attacks targeting human rights defenders - new research
Attackers who use phishing scams to target human rights defenders in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are developing increasingly sophisticated techniques to infiltrate their accounts and bypas...
Aug 20 2019 12:36 pm
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Reduced contact with family 'needlessly cruel'
Responding to reports that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has had her contact with her family limited by authorities in Evin Prison, Ellie Kennedy, Campaign Manager at Amnesty International UK, said: “Redu...
Aug 20 2019 9:50 am
West Papua: Police must stop discrimination and unlawful use of force against students
Following yesterday’s events in West Papua Province, during which the local parliament building and a penitentiary were burned down and homes were destroyed, Usman Hamid, Amnesty International Indones...
Aug 20 2019 8:37 am
El Salvador: Acquittal of Evelyn Hernández is a victory for human rights
An appeals court in El Salvador today acquitted Evelyn Hernández of charges of aggravated homicide. Hernández had been convicted in 2017 under El Salvador’s strict anti-abortion laws after she suffere...
Aug 19 2019 2:52 pm
Manus Island: Voluntary relocation offered to refugees - but not a 'fix-all' for appalling treatment
Papua New Guinea opens accommodation for Manus Island refugees People trapped in Manus prison for six years offered chance to escape ‘The Australian Government cannot wash their hands of responsibilit...
Aug 18 2019 6:32 pm
Hong Kong: hundreds of thousands march peacefully against extradition bill
Hundreds of thousands of people took part in a peaceful march in Hong Kong this afternoon to protest a proposed extradition bill. Man-Kei Tam, Director of Amnesty International Hong Kong, said: “The p...
Aug 16 2019 3:26 pm
Zimbabwe: Police must be held accountable for brutal assault on protesters
Police beat peaceful protesters with batons earlier today in Harare “The scenes in Harare today demonstrate just how far the authorities will go to repress dissent” - Muleya Mwananyanda Amnesty Intern...
Aug 16 2019 2:48 pm
India: UN Security Council must uphold peace and security in Jammu and Kashmir
Ahead of a closed-door meeting on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir at the UN Security Council later today, Kumi Naidoo, Secretary General of Amnesty International, said: “For the first time in decad...
Aug 16 2019 1:29 pm
Libya: fears mount for politician abducted after speaking out over Haftar's offensive
Member of parliament Siham Sergiwa is the latest prominent woman in the country to be targeted Masked gunmen raided her home on 17 July, shooting her husband in the leg and beating her teenage son ‘Wo...
Aug 16 2019 12:24 pm
Tanzania: 'Politically-motivated' charges against Erick Kabendera must be dropped
The charges against Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera are politically-motivated and must be dropped, Amnesty International said today ahead of his court appearance next week. Kabendera will appear...