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Aug 18 2022 5:57 pm
Saudi Arabia: Leeds student's 'outrageous' 34-year sentence for Twitter use must be quashed

Salma al-Shehab targeted for using Twitter in support of women’s rights activists such as Loujain al-Hathloul Anti-terrorism legislation used against the PhD student at notorious Specialised Criminal...

Aug 15 2022 3:50 pm
UK: Sarah Everard protesters should never have been at risk of prosecution

Responding to news that the prosecution of the six protestors who attended the Sarah Everard vigil last year has been dropped, Chiara Capraro, Women's Human Rights Programme Manager at Amnesty...

Aug 15 2022 1:13 pm
UK: Salman Rushdie attack 'a reminder of the importance of freedom of expression'

Responding to the violent attack on writer Salman Rushdie in New York on Friday, Sacha Deshmukh, CEO of Amnesty International UK, said: “The attack on Sir Salman Rushdie is a reminder of the...

Aug 15 2022 1:01 am
Afghanistan: One year of Taliban rule underlines 'bleak future' for the country - report

One year on, the Taliban is dismantling 20 years of human rights Ban on peaceful protests as well as revenge killings, executions of alleged resistance fighters and other crimes could amount to war...

Aug 12 2022 3:54 pm
Sierra Leone: Authorities must thoroughly investigate deadly protests

Police clash with hundreds of protesters on the streets of Freetown Tensions over rising cost of living turned deadly, with reports of more than two dozens deaths ‘When policing assemblies, the...

Aug 11 2022 8:55 pm
UN Security Council must prioritise Russian war crimes in Ukraine

Militarisation of Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant is part of broader Russian strategy to threaten Ukrainian civilians A UN Security Council session taking place today must urgently prioritise civilian...

Aug 4 2022 1:00 am
Ukraine: military endangering civilians by locating forces in residential areas - new research

Schools and hospitals used as military bases by Ukrainian forces ‘We have no say in what the military does, but we pay the price’ - resident in city of Bakhmut ‘Being in a defensive position does not...

Aug 3 2022 4:31 pm
Israel/Palestine: outrage at further solitary confinement of Palestinian detained since he was 13

Israeli Prison Service has extended detention of Ahmad Manasra who was 13 years-old when originally arrested Manasra has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and is severely depressed ‘The repeated...

Aug 3 2022 8:59 am
Iran: security forces used 'militarised' response to peaceful food protests

New report shows how live ammunition and birdshot were fired at largely peaceful protesters At least three confirmed dead, with numerous injured ‘Iran’s security forces will continue to feel...

Aug 2 2022 12:01 am
Myanmar: ‘Vile and brutal’ tactics used by military to crush opposition - new report

Myanmar’s military arrested more than 14,500 people and killed more than 2,000 since the 2021 coup Detainees allege they were psychologically tortured with death and rape threats ‘Myanmar has stooped...