Nov 15 2018 11:18 am
Indonesia: Teacher jailed for 'recording sex threats' from school principal
An Indonesian high school teacher who has been jailed for recording abusive phone calls from her principal must be released, Amnesty International said today. After the Supreme Court yesterday decided...
Nov 14 2018 5:02 pm
Iran: two people executed for gold and currency market manipulation
Vahid Mazloumin and Mohammad Esmail Ghasemi condemned to death after grossly unfair televised show trial Responding to news that the Iranian authorities have executed two men convicted of financial cr...
Nov 14 2018 2:56 pm
Myanmar: 'Reckless' Rohingya repatriation plan puts thousands of lives at risk
The Bangladesh and Myanmar authorities must immediately halt plans to send Rohingya refugees back to Rakhine State, Amnesty International said today. A first wave of organised returns could begin as s...
Nov 13 2018 3:55 pm
Gaza: new armed conflict risks accelerating territory's 'full collapse'
‘If the situation escalates into a fully-fledged armed conflict it would have a disastrous impact’ - Saleh Hegazi Responding to an escalation of hostilities between Israel and Palestinian armed groups...
Nov 13 2018 1:49 pm
Iran: fears mount for hundreds of Ahwazi Arabs after reports 22 secretly executed
L-r: Mohammad Momeni Timas (reportedly executed), Zoudieh Afrawi and Sadegh Nazari - three of the people arrested in the crackdown © Private/Amnesty graphic Up to 600 members of the persecuted minorit...
Nov 12 2018 6:03 pm
Yemen: patients and staff flee as Hodeidah's main hospital comes under attack
Eyewitness describes terrifying scenes as explosions rock hospital in central Hodeidah Hundreds of patients and staff dodged a hail of shrapnel as they fled in panic ‘Deliberately attacking a function...
Nov 12 2018 5:30 pm
Amnesty strips Aung San Suu Kyi of 'Ambassador of Conscience' award
Amnesty revokes honour awarded when she languished under house arrest in 2009 Rohingya in Myanmar killed and tortured in campaign of ethnic cleansing 'We are profoundly dismayed that you no longer rep...
Nov 12 2018 11:52 am
Libya: desperate plight of detained migrants has 'deteriorated' - new briefing
EU’s ‘cruel’ policy of blocking Mediterranean escape route is key factor 6,000 refugees and migrants trapped in Libyan detention centres where abuse is rife International Libya conference in Sicily to...
Nov 11 2018 6:00 am
Bangladesh: New Digital Security Act is an attack on freedom of expression
Bangladesh’s new Digital Security Act is an attack on freedom of expression that is even more repressive than the legislation it has replaced, Amnesty International said in new briefing published toda...
Nov 9 2018 10:54 am
Human Rights Act 'absolutely key' to big justice fights of last 20 years
The Human Rights Act has been absolutely key to the big justice fights of the last 20 years Amnesty said today, on the 20 th anniversary of the act receiving Royal Assent, as the organisation publishe...