Oct 9 2019 8:06 pm
Ecuador: authorities must end repression of demonstrations immediately
Security forces have used tear gas and pellet guns against crowds Hundreds arrested ‘The state of emergency cannot be an excuse to violently repress people’s discontent over economic measures’ - Erika...
Oct 9 2019 5:13 pm
Iraq: witnesses confirm snipers have deliberately killed protesters
With death toll exceeding 150, authorities must investigate security forces’ response Journalists and activists warned to ‘keep silent’ over the violence ‘Brazen use of excessive and lethal force agai...
Oct 9 2019 4:12 pm
Iran: 3,500 women's tickets for World Cup football match is 'cynical publicity stunt'
Only 3,500 places in 78,000-seater stadium available to women for Iran v Cambodia Move comes after FIFA pressure following ‘Blue Girl’ death last month At least 40 women arrested for attempting to ent...
Oct 9 2019 2:28 pm
Syria: Civilians at risk as Turkish military offensive begins
Responding to Turkish government statements that its forces are set to cross into northeast Syria “shortly” as part of a military offensive against US-backed Kurdish forces, Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty Inte...
Oct 8 2019 4:30 pm
Turkey: trial of Amnesty chair and ex-director resumes, two years since first detained
The trial of Amnesty Turkey’s chair and ex-director, along with nine other human rights defenders, resumes tomorrow Prosecution summing-up expected No credible evidence of criminal wrongdoing has been...
Oct 8 2019 10:23 am
Northern Ireland: Government publishes abortion guidelines for healthcare professionals ahead of law change
Responding to new guidance for healthcare professionals, published by the UK’s Northern Ireland Office, about the forthcoming abortion law reform in Northern Ireland, Grainne Teggart, Amnesty UK’s Nor...
Oct 8 2019 8:27 am
Nigeria/Netherlands: witnesses heard in landmark case scutinising Shell's role in execution of Ogoni Nine
Kiobel v Shell case resumes in Dutch court Shell accused of complicity in execution of nine men in Nigeria in the 1990s Witness hearing a key chance to hold Shell to account A witness hearing examinin...
Oct 7 2019 12:58 pm
Cambodia: Quash conviction of RT documentary fixer
Rath Rott Mony jailed for his work on Russian television network’s programme exposing sexual exploitation of children Case against outspoken trade unionist designed to ‘intimidate anyone else who seek...
Oct 7 2019 12:07 pm
South Sudan: crippled justice system and blanket amnesties fuelling impunity for war crimes – new report
The South Sudanese authorities have allowed impunity to flourish over serious human rights violations, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed since brutal conflict broke out in December 2013...
Oct 5 2019 7:04 pm
Cameroon: release of detained opposition leader Maurice Kamto welcomed
Movement for the Renaissance of Cameroon leader released, along with eight of his supporters ‘The authorities should go further by releasing all other individuals arbitrarily detained’ - Samira Daoud...