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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...

Jul 21 2022 12:01 am
Ethiopia: 'Horrific' massacre of 400 ethnic Amhara must be investigated immediately

On 18 June hundreds of Amhara residents in Oromia region were killed and scores injured Victims’ family members claim atrocities committed by Oromo Liberation Army Most of those killed were unarmed...

Jul 20 2022 5:15 pm
Sri Lanka: 'Chilling' emergency regulations must not lead to further human rights violations

Authorities have carried out arrests of largely peaceful demonstrators since anti-government protests erupted ‘The emergency regulations give sweeping powers to the police and the armed forces’ -...

Jul 20 2022 11:24 am
UK: new trade deal with Israel must not be a betrayal of Palestinians' human rights

Amnesty submission to Government consultation spells out dangers of loosely-drafted deal Warning that Israeli exporters may ‘pass off’ settlement goods as Israeli ones ‘The bottom line here is that UK...