Jul 2 2020 9:52 am
Turkey: Verdict expected in long-running trial of Amnesty Chair and ten others

Istanbul court expected to deliver verdict on Friday ‘From the start, this has been a politically-motivated trial’ - Idil Eser The verdict in the trial of Amnesty Turkey’s chair, the organisation’s...

Jul 1 2020 5:26 pm
Hong Kong: Front line activists need full support of UK Government

Several arrested under controversial new law, including man with ‘Hong Kong Independence’ flag in his bag Crimes of separatism among those which could see life imprisonment Responding to today’s...

Jul 1 2020 7:00 am
Israel/OPT: annexation plan is 'law of the jungle'

Annexation could begin as early as today International law is ‘crystal clear’ that annexation is unlawful ‘Rogue behavior from Israel of this magnitude needs a resounding response’ - Kate Allen The...

Jun 30 2020 10:09 am
Hong Kong: Security law will allow China to 'govern through fear' from this point forward

‘The passing of the national security law is a painful moment for the people of Hong Kong and represents the greatest threat to human rights in the city’s recent history’ - Joshua Rosenzweig...

Jun 27 2020 8:55 am
Rufus Wainwright, The xx's Romy Madley Croft, Jodie Comer, Arlo Parks and Ana Matronic join virtual Pride festival

Amnesty International, UK Black Pride, ParaPride, Gendered Intelligence and Stonewall have teamed up for two weeks of online LGBTI+ celebrations ‘Pride Inside’ festival kicks off with a launch party...

Jun 25 2020 11:14 am
Israel/OPT: petition to TripAdvisor CEO calls on company to pull out of settlements

More than 300,000 people sign petition to TripAdvisor boss Stephen Kaufer Call comes ahead of possible Israeli annexation of large swathes of West Bank ‘TripAdvisor is siding with the abusive policies...

Jun 24 2020 3:51 pm
Tanzania: Opposition politicians arrested as crackdown escalates ahead of elections

In response to the arrest of opposition leader Zitto Kabwe, leader of the Alliance for Change and Transparency (ACT), along with seven other officials of the party, Seif Magango, Amnesty International...

Jun 24 2020 11:26 am
Saudi Arabia: Lina al-Hathloul calls for UK Government to help jailed sister Loujain

Two-year anniversary of lifting of infamous women driving ban, yet leading women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul and 12 others face long prison sentences Lina al-Hathloul says sister is ‘being...

Jun 24 2020 11:00 am
UK: Police spit hoods may increase risk of Covid-19 spread and should not be used to police pandemic

Amnesty secures police admission that spit hoods offer no significant protection against COVID-19 and may actually increase infection risk Amnesty calls on Police Federation to retract recommendation...

Jun 24 2020 10:02 am
Northern Ireland: Police spit hoods may increase risks of spread of COVID-19; PSNI should suspend use

Amnesty secures PSNI admission that spit hoods offer no significant protection against COVID-19 and may actually increase infection risk Amnesty calls on PSNI to suspend use of spit hoods Amnesty...