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Jun 22 2021 5:50 pm
Burundi: human rights activist's 32-year jail sentence reduced to one year

Germain Rukuki given hefty jail term on ‘trumped-up’ national security charges in 2018 Human rights defender has been subject of intensive Amnesty campaigning ‘Germain should never have been jailed in...

Jun 22 2021 12:58 pm
Iran: juvenile offender facing 'abhorrent' execution within days

Judicial authorities have acknowledged that Hossein Shahbazi was under 18-years-old Iran obliged under international law to halt his unlawful execution ‘This execution would be an abhorrent assault on...

Jun 22 2021 8:19 am
Northern Ireland: Abortion access on a 'cliff edge'

‘It is the Minister’s job to remove barriers to healthcare, not create them’ - Grainne Teggart A report on early medical abortions in Northern Ireland published today by Informing Choices NI has shown...

Jun 19 2021 12:06 pm
Iran: Ebrahim Raisi must be investigated for crimes against humanity

Responding to today’s announcement declaring Ebrahim Raisi as Iran’s next president, Amnesty International’s Secretary General Agnès Callamard said: “That Ebrahim Raisi has risen to the presidency...

Jun 18 2021 10:25 pm
Amnesty calls for global arms embargo on Myanmar

All countries must stop selling arms to Myanmar following the adoption of a resolution by the UN General Assembly condemning the use of lethal force and violence in the country, Amnesty International...

Jun 18 2021 11:34 am
UK: daughter of British man jailed in Iran calls on Government to ‘save my dad’

Elika Ashoori makes emotional appeal ahead of Father’s Day Retired engineer Anoosheh Ashoori, 67, detained in Iran for almost four years ‘The Iranian authorities are all too adept at using forced...

Jun 17 2021 12:52 pm
Hong Kong: Apple Daily arrests are 'deeply disturbing'

Five senior executives arrested, with premises raided by 500 police officers Journalists charged with ‘colluding with a foreign country’ under controversial National Security Law ‘Once again “national...

Jun 17 2021 12:22 pm
Belarus: medics paying 'heavy-price' in Lukashenko's crackdown - new briefing

Health professionals at centre of human rights crisis in Belarus Dozens dismissed, with many barred from medical employment ‘I saw all these mutilated people with broken bones, faces ripped to pieces...

Jun 17 2021 5:00 am
Canada: thousands of migrants detained each year - new report

Dozens of children - including infants - ‘housed’ in detention African migrants held for longest periods, with some detained for more than a year ‘There should be no place in Canada for racism...

Jun 15 2021 3:05 pm
Hungary: Orbán's government passes anti-LGBTI law marking a 'dark day' in the country

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