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Dec 6 2021 3:51 pm
Afghanistan: Survivors of gender-based violence 'abandoned' following Taliban takeover

Essential services for women and girl survivors of gender-based violence in Afghanistan have been decimated following the Taliban’s takeover of the country, Amnesty International said today. In 26 new...

Dec 6 2021 3:48 pm
Myanmar: 'Farcical and corrupt' jailing of Aung San Suu Kyi condemned

In response to the sentencing of Myanmar’s former leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in prison for incitement against the military and breaking Covid rules, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional...

Dec 3 2021 11:18 am
Croatia: Damning new report slams systemic police abuses at country's borders

Long-awaited publication confirms numerous reports of widespread pushbacks and abuse Evidence has found people being kicked, repeatedly struck with rubber batons, or wooden sticks and attacked by...

Dec 3 2021 11:01 am
Nigeria: #EndSARS protester faces years in jail for promoting demonstrations on Facebook

Imoleayo Michael was snatched by armed men and locked underground for 41 days after joining #EndSARS protests last year His trial resumes on Monday (6 December) where he faces up to three years in...

Dec 3 2021 10:26 am
Turkey: Council of Europe's infringement proceedings sends 'crystal clear' message to release Osman Kavala

Osman has been arbitrarily detained in Istanbul’s high security Silivri prison for more than four years Trumped up charges against Osman related to Gezi Park protests and the 2016 attempted coup...

Dec 2 2021 2:30 pm
China: WTA’s decision must result in an immediate and effective investigation into sexual violence

Responding to the Women’s Tennis Association’s decision to halt all competitions in China, Doriane Lau, Amnesty International’s China researcher said: “Amnesty International shares the WTA’s concern...

Dec 2 2021 1:54 pm
Saudi Arabia: Grand Prix must not deflect attention from dismal human rights record

At least 39 people currently jailed for their peaceful criticism of the authorities Executions ramped up since G20 last year ‘The Saudi Arabia authorities need to realise that the best PR comes from...

Dec 2 2021 12:56 pm
Nigeria: 'horrifying' escalation of attacks and abductions of schoolchildren

More than 61 children still in captivity months after mass abduction by bandits More than 780 children abducted for ransom this year Many schools have been shut down indefinitely because of rising...

Dec 2 2021 12:20 pm
Greece: Illegal detention of asylum seekers in new EU-funded camp is 'gross abuse'

New EU-funded ‘closed-controlled centre’ constructed on island of Samos Many in camps forced to live in containers, unable to leave the facility and deprived of financial assistance and food ‘This...

Dec 1 2021 3:32 pm
EU: New asylum proposals threaten to ‘throw out the rule book’ on human rights

European Commission proposals would allow some countries to hold asylum-seekers and migrants at the border for 16 weeks with minimal safeguards At least 10 people, including a one-year-old child, have...