Jun 15 2019 11:15 am
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's hunger strike is 'heartbreaking situation'
Amnesty supporters to visit Richard Ratcliffe at his parallel hunger strike protest outside Iranian Embassy in London ‘It’s shocking that it’s come to this’ - Kate Allen Responding to news that the ja...
Jun 14 2019 5:11 pm
Domestic Abuse: MPs urge Government to introduce measures so migrant women can access adequate protection
A group of cross-party MPs - including Diane Abbot, Jess Phillips, Nicky Morgan, Anna Soubry, Caroline Lucas, Dawn Butler and Harriet Harman - have written a letter to the Home Secretary Sajid Javid r...
Jun 14 2019 2:22 pm
Sudan: military admits deadly decision on protester crackdown - urgent investigation needed
“The senseless killing of protesters must be stopped immediately” – Sarah Jackson Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) has admitted that they met with the country’s security chiefs on 2 June, a...
Jun 14 2019 11:59 am
Domestic Abuse: Committee of MPs and Lords urge Government to protect migrant women in forthcoming Bill
In a report published today (14 June), MPs and Lords support better for protection for women reporting domestic abuse, including the creation of a firewall between support services and immigration con...
Jun 13 2019 6:28 pm
Cardiff: comedy event will spotlight plight of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
Amnesty Cardiff group will unveil giant knitted chain as part of ‘Knit for Naz’ craftivism campaign Dane Baptiste, Robin Morgan, Angela Barnes and Clint Edwards to perform Amnesty International’s Card...
Jun 13 2019 5:16 pm
Domestic Abuse Bill: migrant women demand protection from violence
Migrant women survivors of domestic abuse laid dozens of books representing their unheard stories on Parliament Square - Pictures can be downloaded here [Credit: Marie-Anne Ventoura, Amnesty Internati...
Jun 13 2019 1:48 pm
Blackheath: annual book sale to be opened by 'Game of Thrones' star Owen Teale
Game of Thrones star Owen Teale will attend Amnesty International Blackheath & Greenwich Group’s annual book sale on Saturday (15 June), boosting the profile of this already hugely popular yearly even...
Jun 13 2019 1:25 pm
Northern Ireland: 1,053 women travelled for abortions last year showing clear need for reform
Responding to national abortion statistics (p.21) out today that show 1,053 women travelled from Northern Ireland to England or Wales in 2018 for an abortion - an increase of 192 women from the year b...
Jun 13 2019 11:59 am
Iran: one million people sign petition calling for jailed lawyer's release
Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was given 33-year jail sentence earlier this year Prominent human rights defender has dedicated her life to opposing forced veiling and death penalty ‘The world is watching and...
Jun 12 2019 5:32 pm
Russia: police violence against Golunov protesters condemned
Amnesty observers witnessed police violence, as more than 400 people - including children - arrested ‘Yet again, the Russian authorities met peaceful dissent with an assault on rights and freedoms’ -...