Apr 5 2020 10:41 am
China: Wan Quanzhang's freedom an 'illusion' until government lifts ruthless restrictions

Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang has been released after four and a half years in prison but has been barred from returning to his family in Beijing. Amnesty International today expressed...

Apr 3 2020 3:35 pm
Russia: doctor who called for protective equipment detained

Anastasia Vasilyeva posted YouTube video saying doctors shouldn’t work without protective equipment Arrested while bringing masks and other PPE to a hospital in Novgorod Was reportedly choked by...

Apr 3 2020 12:49 pm
Sri Lanka: Muslim COVID-19 victims cremated against families' wishes

Concern that religious tensions could be inflamed if Muslim families not allowed to bury relatives in accordance with religious practice Forced cremations during coronavirus crisis flout WHO...

Apr 2 2020 3:33 pm
Iran: four years since Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's arrest marks 'incredibly sad milestone'

Nazanin Zagahri-Ratcliffe pictured after her temporary release last month © FreeNazanin campaign Four-year point reached as British national out of jail on temporary basis Fellow UK-Iranian dual...

Apr 2 2020 2:42 pm
USA: Trump urged to act on protective equipment

Call on president to increase supply of PPE and ventilators as US coronavirus infection rates soar Disturbing accounts of dangerous conditions in immigration detention facilities - new Amnesty report...

Apr 2 2020 12:24 pm
Philippines: Duterte's coronavirus shoot-to-kill order is 'deeply alarming'

More than 17,000 arrested for breaching quarantine measures Reports of inhuman punishments - including sitting for hours in the hot sun or being detained in dog cages 'We call on the president to...

Apr 2 2020 10:58 am
COVID-19: Governments must not 'sleepwalk into surveillance state'

More than 100 NGOs set out strict restrictions on governments across the world to prevent surveillance overreach 'Technology can play an important role in the global effort to combat the COVID-19...

Apr 1 2020 4:15 pm
Iran/UK: return of Kamal Foroughi after unjust detention is 'marvellous news'

British former businessman originally arrested in Iran in 2011 His long detention is part of a pattern of targeting dual-nationals ‘We now hope, of course, that other Britons like Nazanin Zaghari...

Apr 1 2020 12:06 pm
USA: calling gun stores 'essential businesses' during pandemic will lead to more violence

Coronavirus has led to surge in firearm sales across the country Homes often unsafe, with 4.6 million children living in households with a firearm and accidental shootings common ‘Gun retailers are...

Mar 31 2020 11:59 pm
Somalia: fresh evidence of US airstrikes killing civilians

Teenager and 53-year-old farmer latest civilian casualties in USA’s secret air war More than double number of airstrikes so far this year compared to 2019 AFRICOM ‘doesn’t seem to care about the fate...