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Jul 26 2021 12:01 am
Bangladesh: Online freedom of expression under threat as crackdown intensifies

Journalists, musicians and cartoonists amongst 433 people currently detained Most face allegations of publishing false and offensive information online Draconian Digital Security Act must be amended...

Jul 25 2021 8:20 pm
Sierra Leone: Abolition of death penalty a 'major victory'

The West African state has become the 23rd country on the continent to end capital punishment In response to news that Sierra Leone abolished the death penalty, Samira Daoud, Amnesty International’s...

Jul 23 2021 4:53 pm
Belarus: Government's latest crackdown on human rights groups 'another dark day' for the country

Authorities have dissolved at least 46 NGOs, alleging that they carried out activities ‘beyond their charters’ Lukashenka addressed the Cabinet comparing NGOs to “bandits and foreign agents” and that...

Jul 23 2021 3:57 pm
Philippines: Duterte cannot halt ICC investigation into murderous 'war on drugs'

Supreme Court of the Philippines ruled government is obliged to cooperate with ICC “Try as they might, Duterte’s administration cannot stop the wheels of justice” - Rachel Chhoa-Howard Responding to...

Jul 23 2021 10:03 am
Global: Scale of secretive cyber surveillance 'an international human rights crisis' - new briefing

NSO Group is complicit, as their technology enabled violations revealed in the Pegasus Project “This is a dangerous industry that has operated on the edges of legality for too long, and this cannot be...

Jul 23 2021 8:05 am
Iran: Security forces use live ammunition to crush Khuzestan protests

At least eight people have been killed including a teenage boy during protest crackdown, according to credible sources Amnesty’s Crisis Evidence Lab analyses video footage of deadly force used by...

Jul 22 2021 5:29 pm
UK: Government 'rushes ahead' with Nationality and Borders Bill despite majority opposing the plan

Reacting to the Government’s response to the consultation on the New Plan for Immigration, Steve Valdez-Symonds, Refugee and Migrant Rights Director at Amnesty International UK, said: “Today’s belated...

Jul 22 2021 1:31 pm
Czech Republic: Justice for Roma women 'coerced' into sterilisation

Czech women forcibly sterilised between 1966 and 2012 to receive reparation ‘No amount of money will bring us back the chance to have more children, but the compensation is important for justice’ -...

Jul 22 2021 12:04 pm
South Africa: Government must investigate deaths of more than 200 people during riots

Authorities failed to deal with lethal unrest triggered by former president Jacob Zuma’s imprisonment Communities forced to protect themselves, with residents putting up barricades and patrolling...

Jul 22 2021 11:18 am
Northern Ireland: Secretary of State directs health department to commission abortion services

Full abortion services must be available in Northern Ireland no later than 31 March 2022 Department of Health directed to provide immediate funding support for interim services of early medical...