Mar 31 2020 2:53 pm
Syria: COVID-19 'could spread quickly' in inhumane prisons

Former inmates told Amnesty they were held in cells with bodies of deceased detainees for days Untrustworthiness of Government information means virus spread might be more extensive than reported...

Mar 31 2020 1:03 pm
UK: Immigration checks for right to rent and work 'unworkable and dangerous'

Responding to new Home Office guidance over immigration checks via video calls for those seeking to establish the right to rent or work, Amnesty International has warned that the system is “unworkable...

Mar 31 2020 11:47 am
Northern Ireland: option to take both abortion pills at home urgently needed during Covid-19 crisis

Responding to new abortion regulations that have come into force in Northern Ireland today, Grainne Teggart, Amnesty International’s Northern Ireland Campaign Manager, said: “Finally women in Northern...

Mar 31 2020 10:23 am
Russia: 'devastating consequences' if COVID-19 sweeps through prisons

Letter to Government agencies calls for reduction of prison population Large numbers in pre-trial detention, while thousands are in poor health ‘The present state of Russia’s penitentiary system...

Mar 30 2020 4:39 pm
UK: abortion pill measures 'a huge relief' - must now be adopted in Northern Ireland

New measures allowing women in England to take abortion pills at home as part of Covid-19 response were published and then withdrawn last week Department of Health has confirmed new guidelines now...

Mar 30 2020 4:08 pm
Hungary: New coronavirus law 'bestows unlimited powers' on Orbán government

Viktor Orbán's Government can rule by decree People could face five years in jail for infringing sweeping new powers 'This bill creates an indefinite and uncontrolled state of emergency' - David Vig...

Mar 30 2020 3:10 pm
UK: Government must ensure release of all vulnerable prisoners following early release of inmates in Northern Ireland

Following moves by governments in Northern Ireland and Scotland to consider the early release of some prisoners as part of coronavirus prevention measures, Amnesty International UK is calling on the...

Mar 30 2020 2:33 pm
UK: Domestic abuse services call for urgent support for migrant victims blocked from safety, healthcare and refuges

Coronavirus putting increasing strain on specialist domestic abuse services which are ‘falling apart at the seams’ and already ‘having to close doors’ Domestic abuse services and human rights...

Mar 30 2020 1:43 pm
Turkey: Imprisoned journalists and human rights defenders at risk of coronavirus must urgently be released

Amnesty and a number of other organisations have released a joint statement Calls on Turkish government to release innocent prisoners as well as those vulnerable to the virus, including the elderly...

Mar 29 2020 10:21 am
Iran: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe prison leave extended - Amnesty renews calls to 'end ordeal'

Responding to news that the British national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has had her temporary release from Tehran’s Evin Prison extended by two weeks amid the coronavirus outbreak, Kate Allen, Amnesty...