Oct 12 2019 6:42 pm
Egypt: two men detained and tortured as children given 'disgraceful' ten-year prison sentence
Responding to the news that Aser Mohamed and Karim Hemada, who were both forcibly disappeared and tortured to “confess” while aged 14 and 17 respectively, have been sentenced to 10 years in prison, Na...
Oct 11 2019 4:31 pm
Uganda: reintroduction of 'kill the gays' bill is outrageous
Call on Ugandan Parliament to ‘resoundingly reject’ legislation ‘This is going to fire up more hatred in an already homophobic environment’ - Joan Nyanyuki Responding to remarks earlier today from Uga...
Oct 11 2019 3:52 pm
Syria: Turkish military offensive risks a devastating humanitarian catastrophe
The military offensive by Turkey in northeast Syria risks creating a devastating humanitarian catastrophe and further destabilisation of the region, Amnesty International warned today. Marie Struthers...
Oct 11 2019 12:31 pm
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Iran's treatment denounced as 'unspeakably cruel'
With daughter Gabriella’s return to the UK, jailed charity worker’s main support is denied to her ‘This should now be the tipping point - the Iranian authorities should finally do the right thing by r...
Oct 10 2019 6:02 pm
Egypt: prominent blogger-activist Alaa Abdel Fattah tortured in detention
Activist stripped and beaten in notorious Tora jail, while his lawyer also detained in degrading conditions Alaa Abdel Fattah rose to prominence during 2011 uprising against Mubarak ‘Both men appear t...
Oct 10 2019 7:30 am
Malaysia: Unfair trials and secret hangings - new death penalty report
Malaysia must fulfil its promise to abolish the death penalty by swiftly ending capital punishment for drug-related offences and eliminating mandatory death sentences, Amnesty International said today...
Oct 10 2019 1:00 am
Morocco: human rights activists latest targeted by Israeli spyware - new report
Malicious Israeli-made spyware used against academic and lawyer, part of clampdown against Hirak Rif protests Discovery comes amid growing outcry over invasive NSO Group technology ‘NSO is not current...
Oct 9 2019 8:06 pm
Ecuador: authorities must end repression of demonstrations immediately
Security forces have used tear gas and pellet guns against crowds Hundreds arrested ‘The state of emergency cannot be an excuse to violently repress people’s discontent over economic measures’ - Erika...
Oct 9 2019 5:13 pm
Iraq: witnesses confirm snipers have deliberately killed protesters
With death toll exceeding 150, authorities must investigate security forces’ response Journalists and activists warned to ‘keep silent’ over the violence ‘Brazen use of excessive and lethal force agai...
Oct 9 2019 4:12 pm
Iran: 3,500 women's tickets for World Cup football match is 'cynical publicity stunt'
Only 3,500 places in 78,000-seater stadium available to women for Iran v Cambodia Move comes after FIFA pressure following ‘Blue Girl’ death last month At least 40 women arrested for attempting to ent...