Sep 17 2019 12:54 pm
India: detention of Kashmiri politician a ‘blatant abuse of the law’
Responding to India’s detention of Farooq Abdullah, the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, under the region’s repressive Public Safety Act, Aakar Patel, Head of Amnesty International India, s...
Sep 17 2019 10:36 am
Greta Thunberg urges people to take to the streets in speech ahead of global climate protest
Climate activists Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future movement given top Amnesty International award in Washington DC ‘No one is too small to make a difference’ - Greta Thunberg 'A mass movement...
Sep 17 2019 12:59 am
Russia: human rights activism a 'minefield' under Putin's presidency - new report
Repressive laws, jailings, beatings by ‘unknown’ assailants, bank account freezes and smears in state media - among a battery of measures used against activists Russia’s LGBTI activists and human righ...
Sep 16 2019 1:50 pm
Northern Ireland: Court of Appeal judgment in 'Hooded Men' torture case due
What : Belfast Court of Appeal to rule on Friday 20 September whether an investigation into criminal acts committed during the interrogation of the ‘Hooded Men’ should proceed Where : Royal Courts of...
Sep 16 2019 11:50 am
Amnesty Media Awards 2020 open for entries
Amnesty International UK is inviting entries for its 28th annual Media Awards, a prestigious set of awards that recognise the vital role journalists play and the serious risks they face in highlightin...
Sep 13 2019 12:05 pm
Amnesty and The Co-operative Bank launch 'Rise Up' youth activism training programme
This weekend (14-15 September) will see the first cohort of young activists take part in Amnesty International UK’s ‘Rise Up’ youth activism training programme, supported by The Co-operative Bank. The...
Sep 12 2019 5:31 pm
UK: Prime Minister's commitment to tackle domestic abuse must ensure protection for all
Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement that domestic abuse legislation will be reintroduced to Parliament in the Queen’s Speech (14 October), Karla McLaren, Amnesty International UK’s Governm...
Sep 12 2019 12:18 pm
Brazil: Amnesty pressures authorities to solve Marielle Franco's murder
Little progress made in case of murdered Rio councillor Marielle Franco, 18 months on Amnesty calls for all those responsible, including the instigators, to be brought to justice “Brazil remains one o...
Sep 11 2019 1:15 pm
Iran: response to reports of British-Australian nationals detained
Responding to media reports that two British-Australian women and an Australian man have been detained in Iran, with one of the women said to have been sentenced to ten years in jail, Eilidh Macpherso...
Sep 11 2019 10:10 am
UK: Glasgow confirmed as host for next UN climate crisis summit
Glasgow 2020 an 'unmissable opportunity to turn the tide' and avert escalating climate crisis - Kerry Moscogiuri Responding to the announcement that Glasgow has been confirmed as host for the 2020 UN...