Jan 16 2020 2:30 am
Vietnam: Deadly land clashes lead to arrests and social media crackdown
The Vietnamese authorities have stepped up a countrywide crackdown as they attempt to stifle public debate about a deadly land dispute, Amnesty International said today. The intensifying assault on pe...
Jan 15 2020 2:30 pm
Iran: pointed pellets, tear gas and rubber bullets fired at plane protesters
Scores arrested after protests at shooting down of Ukrainian passenger plane Injured being turned away from hospitals where doctors fear patients risk arrest ‘The situation in Iran right now is even m...
Jan 15 2020 11:23 am
Switzerland: 12-year-olds face control orders under draconian counter-terror laws
Draconian proposed new laws which would give police in Switzerland sweeping powers to target “potential terrorist offenders”, including children as young as 12, must be rejected, Amnesty International...
Jan 14 2020 2:52 pm
Israel: Amnesty brings legal case against NSO Group over spyware
Tech firm sells Pegasus spyware, used by repressive governments to target human rights activists ‘The Israeli Government has stood by and watched it happen’ ­- Danna Ingleton Amnesty spokespeople avai...
Jan 14 2020 12:12 pm
Indonesia: mayor's anti-LGBTI raids following Reynhard Sinaga conviction condemned
Mayor in Depok city demands police raids on LGBTI community in hometown of Manchester serial rapist Move is latest in ‘vicious campaign’ of harassment of LGBTI people in country ‘There can be no justi...
Jan 14 2020 10:26 am
Cambodia: Bogus treason case against opposition leader must be dropped
The Cambodian authorities’ treason charges against Kem Sokha, the leader of the country’s banned main opposition party, are bogus and should be dropped ahead of his trial hearing tomorrow, Amnesty Int...
Jan 13 2020 5:11 pm
Mali: delays in 'red berets' trial prolongs suffering of victims' families
A Malian court’s last-minute postponement of a former junta leader’s trial is a blow to the families of 21 soldiers whose bodies were discovered in a mass grave in 2012 after they were forcibly disapp...
Jan 13 2020 12:29 pm
Saudi Arabia: why Amnesty will not attend 'sham' C20 meetings
Civil society meetings are taking place in lead-up to G20 in Riyadh in November ‘We cannot participate in a process which is being abused by a state which censors all free speech’ - Netsanet Belay Amn...
Jan 13 2020 11:00 am
Northern Ireland: 'historic day' as same-sex couples can register to marry for first time
Campaigners have welcomed an “historic day” for Northern Ireland as, for the first time, same-sex couples are able to register to marry. From today (Monday 13 January) couples will be able to give not...
Jan 11 2020 7:00 am
UK Government 'deliberately and destructively' preventing child refugees from reuniting with their families - new report
The UK Government is deliberately and destructively preventing child refugees from being with their families, Amnesty International UK, Refugee Council and Save the Children said in a new report today...