Dec 6 2018 3:00 pm
Rwanda: Diane Rwigara's acquittal should herald new era for freedom of expression
Responding to news that the High Court in Kigali has ruled to discharge and acquit Diane Rwigara and her mother Adeline Rwigara on all charges that had been brought against them, Joan Nyanyuki, Amnest...
Dec 5 2018 6:35 pm
Palestine: female activist tortured and threatened with sexual violence - testimony
Joint Palestinian-US-Panamanian citizen Suha Jbara dragged from hospital bed, subjected to torture and later punished after going on hunger strike ‘The Palestinian authorities must urgently carry out...
Dec 5 2018 4:59 pm
Russia: 77-year-old human rights defender jailed for Facebook post
'Lev Ponomarev is one of the pillars of the human rights movement in Russia' - Natalia Zviagina The Russian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release a 77-year-old human rights activist...
Dec 5 2018 3:40 pm
Turkey: Construction workers in Istanbul airport trial should be released
Mass trial of 61 workers and trade unionists who protested against unsafe conditions gets underway today At least 52 workers have already died at the site of Istanbul’s third airport Thirty-one constr...
Dec 5 2018 1:48 pm
UK: 'Inhumane' indefinite detention of thousands of people each year must end
The damaging and cruel policy of indefinite detention must be brought to an immediate end, Amnesty International said today as a bill that calls time on the indefinite detention of people under immigr...
Dec 4 2018 4:49 pm
Greece: Charges against humanitarian workers who saved refugees 'an outrage'
‘This case is just the latest example of how authorities are misusing anti-smuggling laws to target activists and criminalise rescue’ - Kondylia Gougou Four humanitarian workers arrested following the...
Dec 4 2018 9:55 am
Iran: key officials named over 1988 mass prison killings - new report
‘Death commissions’ in 32 cities sent at least 5,000 prisoners to their deaths in mass purge of dissidents - Iran’s current minister of justice one of those involved Forensic Amnesty investigation sho...
Nov 30 2018 3:46 pm
Amnesty to take Christmas hamper of 'Israeli stolen goods' to Foreign Office
‘All businesses should be following Airbnb's example’ - Andy Slaughter Amnesty International will be taking a Christmas hamper of “Israeli stolen goods” to the Foreign Office on Monday 3 December (3pm...
Nov 30 2018 11:37 am
Northern Ireland: ‘free press under threat,’ says Amnesty, as investigative journalists face further police questioning
‘The arrest of two of the most widely respected journalists in Northern Ireland has sent a shiver of fear through media in the region.’ – Patrick Corrigan Freedom of the press is under threat in North...
Nov 30 2018 10:12 am
Honduras: Half-truths for Berta Cáceres and her family
Seven men convicted of murdering Honduran indigenous and environmental human rights defender “The level of danger facing activists worldwide has reached crisis point” – Kate Allen Seven men have been...