Jun 14 2018 2:08 pm
Pakistan: Alarming crackdown on press freedom ahead of elections
The Pakistani authorities must end the current crackdown on human rights activists, journalists and other members of civil society in the lead up to next month’s general elections, Amnesty Internation...
Jun 14 2018 1:20 pm
Yemen: prominent human rights activist arrested
‘Abdulrasheed al-Faqih’s courage and dedication have made him the target of repeated harassment’ - Samah Hadid Responding to reports that Abdulrasheed al-Faqih, the Executive Director of Mwatana Organ...
Jun 13 2018 9:44 pm
EU Withdrawal Bill: Bleak day for human rights
Responding to tonight’s defeat of the Lords amendments which sought to preserve human rights protections after the UK leaves the European Union, Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK Director, said: “T...
Jun 13 2018 5:32 pm
Iran: 'Vindictive' arrest of prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh
The arrest of Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent Iranian human rights lawyer, is an outrageous attack on a brave and prolific human rights defender, Amnesty International said today. Nasrin Sotoudeh was arr...
Jun 13 2018 3:56 pm
Northern Ireland: levels of racism ‘should shock us to our core’, says Amnesty
New figures on public attitudes reveal extent of racial prejudice in Northern Ireland ‘This scale of racial prejudice in 2018 should shock us to our core’ - Patrick Corrigan Northern Ireland has a hug...
Jun 13 2018 1:04 pm
Yemen: thousands of civilian lives at risk in Hodeidah attack
Saudi coalition has been restricting aid imports despite promises to lift blockade Responding to news that Yemeni forces backed by a Saudi Arabia-led coalition have launched a military offensive on th...
Jun 12 2018 5:11 pm
Amnesty welcomes decision of Irish Government to seek review of hooded men torture case
Amnesty International has welcomed the decision of the Irish Government to request the Hooded men case be referred to the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights . In March, Amnesty expres...
Jun 12 2018 4:58 pm
North Korea summit: 'No great winners' when widespread violations of human rights continue
Responding to claims from President Trump that human rights were discussed during the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Francisco Bencosme, Asia Pacific Advocacy Manager at Amnesty Internat...
Jun 12 2018 11:07 am
Russia: World Cup will serve as reminder of 'dismal' human rights record
‘I was brutally beaten, hit on the head and body with a metal pipe. Both my legs were broken and I spent more than a month in hospital’ - activist Vasiliy Guslyannikov ‘The authorities have been emplo...
Jun 11 2018 10:06 pm
USA: Attorney General asylum decision a 'direct assault on people seeking protection'
Responding to Attorney General Jeff Sessions announcing that victims of domestic abuse and gang violence will no longer qualify for asylum in the United States of America, Denise Bell, researcher for...