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Jul 29 2022 7:42 pm
Iran: Officials must be held accountable for 'cruel punishment' of amputating fingers

A special guillotine machine installed in Evin prison to amputate fingers ‘At least eight other prisoners in Iran are currently at risk of having their fingers amputated’ - Diana Eltahawy Amnesty...

Jul 29 2022 6:27 pm
Belarus: 'Sham trial' of prominent political activists denounced

A court today in Belarus has begun a “conspiracy to seize power” trial against prominent political activists, including the leader of the Belarusian Popular Front party, Ryhor Kastusyou. In response...

Jul 29 2022 4:36 pm
Ukraine: Russian soldiers in castration video must face justice

Responding to a video showing Russian soldiers apparently castrating a Ukrainian prisoner of war, who is gagged with his hands tied behind his back, Marie Struthers, Amnesty International’s Eastern...

Jul 28 2022 2:54 pm
UK: Airbnb using Commonwealth Games to sportswash its reputation

Games, which begin this evening, claim to ‘foster the spirit of friendship’ US company has been named and shamed by United Nations ‘Airbnb is helping to prop up Israel’s system of apartheid by listing...

Jul 27 2022 3:07 pm
Iran: more than 250 people executed in first six months of 2022

Mass executions in prisons are partly response to prison overcrowding Large number of executions for drugs offences, with impoverished Baluchi ethnic minority disproportionately affected ‘The state...

Jul 27 2022 12:01 am
Afghanistan: 'Suffocating crackdown' on rights of women and girls over past year under Taliban

Detained protesters beaten on breasts and between legs ‘so they cannot show world’ Released protesters made to sign ‘non-disclosure agreements’ so they cannot talk about treatment or take part in...

Jul 25 2022 7:54 am
Myanmar: First executions in decades mark atrocious escalation in state repression

The four men were convicted in highly secretive and unfair trials These mark the first executions since the late 1980s More than 100 people are believed to be on death row in Myanmar The executions...

Jul 22 2022 6:51 pm
Russia: prosecutors relaunch vicious campaign against artist Yulia Tsvetkova

RUSSIA: PROSECUTORS RELAUNCH VICIOUS CAMPAIGN AGAINST ARTIST YULIA TSVETKOVA Russian prosecutors today appealed a court's decision to acquit Yulia Tsvetkova, an artist and LGBTI activist who was...

Jul 22 2022 3:16 pm
UK: Government attacks on human rights lawyers are putting them in ‘serious’ danger

Prominent international human rights lawyer, Caoilfhionn Gallagher has received death threats including one saying she will be murdered like Pat Finucane Amnesty urges ministers to step back from the...

Jul 22 2022 11:54 am
Singapore: Amnesty calls for an end to executions as fifth person hanged in under four months

Nazeri bin Lajim was executed in Singapore today after being handed the mandatory punishment for drug-related offences This is the fifth execution the country has carried out this year after a pause...