Dec 18 2017 5:09 pm
Crimea: trial of more than 70 Tatar activists latest move in Russia's crackdown
‘The Russian authorities are simply sweeping up anyone who participated in order to punish them for daring to speak out’ - Oksana Pokalchuk Reacting to the simultaneous trials today of more than 70 Cr...
Dec 17 2017 12:00 am
Nepal: Migrant workers still being 'mercilessly' exploited - new survey
The Nepali government’s failure to crack down on recruitment agencies charging illegal fees for jobs abroad is leaving migrant workers trapped in a vicious cycle of debt and exploitation, Amnesty Inte...
Dec 15 2017 12:22 pm
UK: Lords debate marks crucial step towards reuniting refugees with their families
Only family members explicitly allowed to join adult refugees in the UK are their spouse or partner and their dependent children under the age of 18 Child refugees who arrive alone in the UK have no r...
Dec 15 2017 9:16 am
South Sudan: nearly five million left 'food insecure' as conflict enters fifth year
Unimaginable acts of violence have killed tens of thousands, with thousands more subjected to sexual violence and four million forced to flee their homes Sustained international action is urgently nee...
Dec 15 2017 12:00 am
Home Office use of indefinite immigration detention 'causing serious harm' - new Amnesty report
Our new report reveals the human cost of the UK's policies of using routine and indefinite immigration detention.
Dec 14 2017 9:03 pm
Iraq: 38 hanged in mass execution for 'terrorism' changes
Responding to news that 38 people were executed in Iraq today for ‘terrorism’ offences, Lynn Maalouf, Middle East Research Director at Amnesty International, said: “By carrying out yet another mass ex...
Dec 14 2017 3:47 pm
Kenya: 'landmark' death penalty judgement must lead to full abolition
Commenting on the Kenyan Supreme Court’s ruling that mandatory death sentencing is no longer lawful in the country, Oluwatosin Popoola, Amnesty International’s Adviser on the Death Penalty, said: “Thi...
Dec 14 2017 10:19 am
El Salvador: Failure to release woman jailed for miscarriage 'outrageous' injustice
Responding to the news that an El Salvador court will not release a woman who has been forced to spend a decade behind bars after suffering a miscarriage, Amnesty International’s Americas Director, Er...
Dec 13 2017 7:47 pm
Amnesty calls on UK Government to prioritise abortion law reform
Call comes after Joint Oireachtas Committee in Republic of Ireland votes in support of repeal of the Eighth Amendment and expanded access to abortion Amnesty International has today welcomed the Oirea...
Dec 13 2017 3:40 pm
Philippines: Duterte extends martial law in battle with ISIS-linked militants
Responding to the Philippines Congress’ approval of President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law in the Mindanao region until the end of 2018 in order to “eradicate” Islamist militants, J...