Oct 16 2019 6:40 pm
Qatar: pledge to end abusive 'kafala' system must lead to real change
Under notorious sponsorship scheme, migrant workers cannot change jobs without employer’s permission and face criminalisation for ‘absconding’ Announcement comes after numerous earlier promises over r...
Oct 16 2019 4:30 pm
Hong Kong: Protest leader hospitalised after brutal hammer attack
Amnesty International is urging Hong Kong authorities to launch a prompt and thorough investigation into a brutal attack on human rights defender Jimmy Sham, who was today beaten by a group of men wie...
Oct 15 2019 12:03 pm
Extinction Rebellion blanket ban chilling and unlawful
On Monday evening, the Metropolitan Police issued a revised section 14 order saying demonstrators protesting in London after 21:00 BST could be arrested. Allan Hogarth, Head of Advocacy and Programmes...
Oct 15 2019 10:07 am
Angola: drought and commercial cattle farming causing devastating hunger -new report
67% of land now occupied by commercial farmers Hunger and sickness rife, with some families eating wild leaves to survive ‘Traditional cattle farmers have lost their best grazing land and now watch he...
Oct 14 2019 6:21 pm
Egypt: prominent human rights defender tortured as crackdown intensifies
Esraa Abdelfattah abducted in a van on Saturday night, before ordeal in National Security Agency custody One interrogator threatened to strangle her with her own sweatshirt unless she unlocked her pho...
Oct 14 2019 4:05 pm
UAE/UK: protest and panel event for jailed Emirati activist Ahmed Mansoor
Prominent prisoner of conscience - who turns 50 next week - is serving ten-year jail sentence ‘Ahmed and I were imprisoned at roughly the same time last year - I’m now free but he remains behind bars’...
Oct 14 2019 2:27 pm
Queen's speech: Brexit must not eclipse pressing human rights issues
In response to the Queen’s speech which sets out the Government’s proposed legislative programme for the next Parliamentary session, Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK’s director, said: “The Governm...
Oct 12 2019 6:42 pm
Egypt: two men detained and tortured as children given 'disgraceful' ten-year prison sentence
Responding to the news that Aser Mohamed and Karim Hemada, who were both forcibly disappeared and tortured to “confess” while aged 14 and 17 respectively, have been sentenced to 10 years in prison, Na...
Oct 11 2019 4:31 pm
Uganda: reintroduction of 'kill the gays' bill is outrageous
Call on Ugandan Parliament to ‘resoundingly reject’ legislation ‘This is going to fire up more hatred in an already homophobic environment’ - Joan Nyanyuki Responding to remarks earlier today from Uga...
Oct 11 2019 3:52 pm
Syria: Turkish military offensive risks a devastating humanitarian catastrophe
The military offensive by Turkey in northeast Syria risks creating a devastating humanitarian catastrophe and further destabilisation of the region, Amnesty International warned today. Marie Struthers...