May 25 2018 5:44 pm
Algeria: blogger sentenced to ten years for Facebook post and YouTube video
Charges against university graduate Merzoug Touati included ‘incitement to gatherings and sit-ins in public spaces’ ‘As a citizen-journalist, Merzoug Touati has every right to document the world aroun...
May 25 2018 5:24 pm
Saudi Arabia: another human rights activist detained as 'ominous' crackdown continues
Prominent campaigner Mohammed al-Bajadi is latest victim, following women’s activist round-ups ‘Despite global outrage, the authorities have again responded with even more repression’ - Samah Hadid Re...
May 24 2018 10:19 am
UK immigration statistics: Charities call for change to restrictive rules on refugee family reunion
Commenting on the Home Office quarterly immigration statistics today, Amnesty International UK, British Red Cross, Oxfam and the Refugee Council said in a statement: “That 1,950 refugees living in the...
May 24 2018 9:47 am
Nigeria: Boko Haram survivors raped and starved by military 'rescuers' - new report
New Amnesty investigation details the “horrendous” treatment of women and girls by the Nigerian military since escape from Boko Haram Many forced to become ‘girlfriends’ of military in exchange for hu...
May 23 2018 4:38 pm
Sweden: vote to change rape law historic victory for #MeToo campaigners
Law to recognise that sex without consent is rape passes with overwhelming majority Sweden now only the tenth country in Europe to recognise that sex without consent is rape Sweden’s parliament has to...
May 23 2018 1:07 pm
Saudi Arabia: more women's rights activists detained
Eleven now believed to be held, including prominent campaigner Loujain al-Hathloul ‘The authorities have responded with even more repression in a desperate attempt to silence dissent and feminist voic...
May 23 2018 12:46 pm
Ireland: abortion referendum is historic opportunity to vote for equality and end the 'exile of women'
Chance to repeal the Eighth Amendment in Ireland and end women’s suffering “must not be missed” Northern Ireland also subject to restrictive abortion laws – Amnesty calls on UK government to ensure th...
May 23 2018 10:15 am
Myanmar: New evidence reveals Rohingya armed group massacred Hindus
New evidence points to gruesome massacre of Hindus Men, women and children rounded up and executed in front of relatives Access for UN, independent investigators urgently needed ‘I saw men holding the...
May 23 2018 1:01 am
Algeria: blogger faces death penalty for Facebook post and YouTube video
Charges against university graduate Merzoug Touati include ‘incitement to gatherings and sit-ins in public spaces’ ‘It is ludicrous that a Facebook post expressing peaceful opinion could lead to the d...
May 22 2018 12:49 pm
Tony Blair on Belhaj case: full judicial investigation into UK involvement in torture needed
‘We shouldn’t accept attempts to draw a line under the involvement of UK officials in these horrors’ - Allan Hogarth Responding to comments today from former prime minister Tony Blair on the case of t...