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Jun 15 2021 1:00 pm
Kurdistan Region of Iraq: 'chilling' crackdown on journalists and activists

Arbitrary arrests and enforced disappearance of dozens in the past year Crackdown intensified after protests against corruption and poor public services ‘Many of those detained were tried on...

Jun 14 2021 4:40 pm
Nigeria: dozens of civil society groups demand end to Twitter ban

Seventy groups in joint condemnation of blocking of Twitter after President Buhari’s tweet deleted UN and African Union called on to intervene Social media has been vital in protest campaigns like...

Jun 14 2021 3:19 pm
Wales: women Senedd Members stand in solidarity with Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Thirteen Senedd Members appear in powerful ‘Chain of care’ photographs (images available here) ‘This heart-warming display of Welsh political support means so much to Nazanin and our family’ - Dr...

Jun 14 2021 12:01 am
Nepal: Vaccines and oxygen desperately needed amid devastating second Covid-19 wave

New Amnesty briefing calls for international community to step up support “We are currently seeing the same desperate situation play out in Nepal that we saw in India over recent months” – Yamini...

Jun 11 2021 3:48 pm
Algeria: two journalists and political opponent arrested on eve of election

Journalists Khaled Drareni and Ihsane El Kadi, and opposition leader Karim Tabbou taken into detention last night More than 200 people currently detained in connection with country’s Hirak protest...

Jun 11 2021 3:24 pm
Hungary: Orbán continues 'brazen' attack on LGBTI people

In response to news that the Hungarian government has proposed a law to ban the promotion of LGBTI and gender change issues in education and advertising, David Vig, Director of Amnesty International...

Jun 11 2021 2:06 pm
G7 summit: one billion vaccine pledge is 'drop in the ocean'

At current rates, it will take poorest countries another 50 years to vaccinate their populations ‘These leaders must climb out of the pockets of Big Pharma’ - Agnès Callamard Responding to news that...

Jun 11 2021 9:15 am
G7 summit: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and other dual-nationals held in Iran must be urgently discussed

Image of ten individuals from UK, Austria, Australia, Germany and Sweden published alongside message ‘Recognise these faces? Bring them home’ Gabriella Ratcliffe’s seventh birthday coincides with...

Jun 11 2021 5:00 am
USA putting migrant children in 'harm's way' - new report

Biden administration summarily returning almost all unaccompanied Mexican children just hours after they seek safe haven in USA Mexico also sending children back to unsafe situations in Central...

Jun 10 2021 4:00 pm
China: 'Crimes against humanity' being committed in Xinjiang - new report

Hundreds of thousands of Muslim minorities subjected to mass internment and torture; millions more under systematised mass surveillance Harrowing new testimonies from more than 50 former camp...