Jan 24 2019 12:00 am
Iran: more than 7,000 arrested last year in crackdown of 'staggering scale' - new figures
Women protesting against being forced to wear headscarves among those rounded up ‘2018 will go down in history as a year of shame for Iran’ - Philip Luther The Iranian authorities arrested more than 7...
Jan 23 2019 11:51 am
Northern Ireland: only 12 abortions allowed under 'restrictive and unfit' law last year
More than 900 women travelled to England and Wales during same period ‘Significant gap’ between number of women legally allowed abortions in Northern Ireland and the number of women forced to travel f...
Jan 22 2019 5:27 pm
Cambridge: vigil for Giulio Regeni will mark three years since student's abduction in Egypt
Cambridge Amnesty groups will hold sombre event outside Great St Mary’s Church at 6pm on Friday 25 January Minute’s silence to be held at 6.41pm, time of last contact with murdered Italian PhD researc...
Jan 22 2019 4:04 pm
Sudan: ‘Not guilty’ verdict welcome but torture in prison must be investigated
Responding to the ‘not guilty’ verdict issued today at the re-trial of Sudanese student activist, Asim Omar Hassan, who was originally sentenced to death for killing a police officer during protests i...
Jan 22 2019 11:36 am
Northern Ireland: Irish marriage equality leaders urge Dublin to intervene on same-sex marriage
“LGBT+ couples must not be made to pay the price of political failure. The Irish government must do all within its power to ensure that love wins” – joint statement The leaders of Ireland’s successful...
Jan 22 2019 4:59 am
Killer robots: new global poll shows growing public opposition to autonomous weapons
UK opposes ban, saying it would ‘prejudice legitimate technological advances’ ‘We need to act quickly to prevent the unleashing of this nightmarish new wave of weapons’ - Oliver Feeley-Sprague More th...
Jan 21 2019 5:36 pm
Russia: first-ever 'undesirable organisation' case brought against human rights activist
Open Russia’s coordinator in Rostov-on-Don could face six years in jail as crackdown on human rights defenders intensifies The Russian authorities have for the first time used the repressive “undesira...
Jan 21 2019 5:27 pm
UK: Domestic Abuse Bill risks failing migrant women
Government’s draft Domestic Abuse Bill falls short on protecting victims from perpetrators using immigration status as a ‘weapon to abuse’ ‘The Bill barely tinkers at the edges of what is necessary to...
Jan 18 2019 7:29 pm
Nigeria: Satellite images show 'charred remains' of town after Boko Haram attack
New satellite images analysed by Amnesty International show the horrific aftermath of a Boko Haram attack that devastated the town of Rann, in the Borno State north-east Nigeria, displacing more than...
Jan 18 2019 5:06 pm
Northern Ireland: reported death threat against journalist condemned
Amnesty calls for death threat to be lifted Amnesty International has condemned a death threat made against a Northern Ireland journalist, reportedly made by “criminal elements”, and called for the th...