Aug 12 2020 10:18 am
UK: youth activism competition celebrates the power of young voices

Young people invited to speak about issues they care about with chance of winning training from top human rights professionals World marks International Youth Day ‘Children and young people have to...

Aug 11 2020 5:50 pm
Lebanon: security forces sprayed protesters with rubber bullets and tear gas canisters

More than 230 people injured during 8 August protests, with security forces using ‘shoot-to-harm’ policy Tear gas, rubber bullets and pellets fired indiscriminately - with one man losing an eye...

Aug 10 2020 4:27 pm
Belarus: 'vicious' police violence used against election protesters

Amnesty delegates witness police in Minsk using ‘unprovoked and indiscriminate force’ Video footage of violence includes police van running over protester at full speed ‘There must be a thorough and...

Aug 10 2020 1:15 pm
Hong Kong: 'Disturbing' arrest of newspaper publisher Jimmy Lai threatens press freedom

‘Apple Daily’ office raid is first time national security law used to search media outlet National security unit set up to vet ‘sensitive’ visa applications from foreign media Responding to today’s...

Aug 9 2020 12:42 pm
UK: deploying Navy to prevent people seeking asylum would be 'unlawful, reckless and dangerous'

In response to reports that the Home Secretary is working on plans to deploy the Royal Navy to prevent people crossing the Channel to seek asylum, Steve Valdez-Symonds, Amnesty International UK’s...

Aug 7 2020 5:22 pm
Belarus: authorities must end violence against protesters ahead of presidential election

Ruthless crackdown ahead of Sunday’s election has seen protesters beaten by police and hundreds detained 12,000-strong petition to Ministry of Internal Affairs handed in today ‘We will not remain...

Aug 6 2020 9:43 am
COVID-19: Jailed activists remain in virus-hit prisons as attempts to silence them continue

Human rights defenders around the world excluded from government measures to release prisoners in response to COVID-19 outbreaks At least 131 activists have been harassed, prosecuted, killed or...

Aug 5 2020 11:59 pm
UK: new human rights Owners' and Directors' test proposed for Premier League football

Expanded human rights-compliant test sent to Premier League boss Richard Masters Complicity in war crimes, torture, slavery or human trafficking currently no bar to ownership Intervention comes as...

Aug 5 2020 4:59 pm
Lebanon: Beirut explosion must be independently investigated

Amnesty International is calling for an international mechanism to investigate the cause Responding to the devastating explosion in Beirut yesterday that killed scores of people and left thousands...

Aug 4 2020 3:23 pm
Turkey: convention on combating violence against women must not be abandoned

Turkey’s ruling AKP party to discuss the Istanbul Convention Country-wide demonstrations tomorrow will call on authorities to fully implement the treaty ‘Turkey’s withdrawal from the Convention would...