Press Releases | Amnesty International UK
Apr 18 2019 12:26 pm
Iran: fresh arrests of women for defying forced veiling laws
Video of women giving out flowers on metro went viral on International Women’s Day ‘The Iranian authorities appear to be lashing out in response to the increased defiance displayed by Iranian women’ -...
Apr 18 2019 11:44 am
UK rises on World Press Freedom Index - but serious risks to journalists remain
Responding to the news that the UK is now ranked 33rd in the Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index , Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK, said: “Although the UK has made min...
Apr 17 2019 3:44 pm
Sudan: Amnesty calls for Al-Bashir to be tried by ICC for 'atrocious' war crimes
Responding to news that former Sudan president Omar Al-Bashir is being detained in Kober prison in Khartoum, Joan Nyanyuki, Amnesty International’s Director for East Africa, said: “Omar Al-Bashir stan...
Apr 17 2019 9:49 am
Nicaragua: Year of brutal government repression must end
Tomorrow marks one year since Nicaragua’s violent crackdown on protests over social security reforms began. Ahead of the anniversary, Amnesty International is reiterating its call for an immediate end...
Apr 16 2019 3:26 pm
Bahrain: mass trial revoking citizenship of 138 people a 'mockery of justice'
Responding to the news that a court in Bahrain has convicted 139 people of terrorism charges after an unfair mass trial, and revoked the citizenship of all but one, Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty International...
Apr 15 2019 6:03 pm
Libya: release migrants and refugees trapped in detention centres amid escalating clashes
More than 700 people trapped in a detention centre near Tripoli fighting ‘The UK Government is one of those partly responsible’ - Steve Valdez-Symonds Responding to reports that more than 700 refugees...
Apr 15 2019 5:39 pm
France: leaked documents showing weapons use in Yemen should prompt halt to sales
Responding to leaked French military documents published today by an investigative news site highlighting the widespread use of French weapons in the conflict in Yemen, Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty Internati...
Apr 15 2019 11:36 am
Windrush one year on: Scandal 'far from over'
Tomorrow marks one year since Amber Rudd’s formal apology in Commons Call for ‘fundamental reforms’, including removal of profit element from fee for people registering their rights to British citizen...
Apr 15 2019 8:03 am
Cyclone Idai: international assistance urgently needed one month on
One month since Cyclone Idai hit Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe - killing more than 1,000 people, with many more still missing and feared dead, and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless - the intern...
Apr 13 2019 7:11 pm
Sudan: Investigate role of intelligence chief in protest killings
Responding to the news that Salah Gosh, head of the Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), which spearheaded the deadly crackdown against protesters in recent months, has stepped d...