Dec 6 2019 4:23 pm
Saudi Arabia: prominent lawyer on hunger strike over prison mistreatment
Waleed Abu al-Khair, lawyer for jailed blogger Raif Badawi, in solitary confinement and at risk of torture Latest evidence of escalating crackdown, as high-profile Anthony Joshua boxing match shines s...
Dec 6 2019 11:42 am
India: Urgent investigation needed after rape suspects 'extrajudicially executed'
Amnesty International is calling for a full, independent and impartial criminal investigation into the alleged extrajudicial execution of four rape suspects by police in India earlier today. In a shoc...
Dec 5 2019 1:26 pm
Indonesia: Two people whipped unconscious in 'vicious' public punishments
Responding to reports that a woman and a man lost consciousness as they were whipped during separate public punishments by authorities in Aceh, Indonesia today, Usman Hamid, Amnesty International Indo...
Dec 5 2019 12:29 pm
Slovakia: rejection of regressive abortion law 'a victory for women's rights'
Following a vote today rejecting a bill that would have forced women seeking an abortion to view an ultrasound scan of the embryo or foetus, Monica Costa Riba, Amnesty’s Senior Campaigner on Women’s R...
Dec 4 2019 4:04 pm
China: US passes Uyghur human rights act
Responding to the passage of the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act in the United States Senate and House of Representatives , Francisco Bencosme, the Asia Pacific advocacy manager at Amnesty Internationa...
Dec 4 2019 12:01 am
Seven in 10 people want 'Big Tech' regulated over personal data fears - new poll
Seven in ten people (73%) want governments to do more to regulate Big Tech companies amid concerns with how their personal data is being used, a new Amnesty International poll has revealed. People wor...
Dec 2 2019 5:15 pm
Tanzania: withdrawal of individuals' and NGOs' rights to access African Court will deepen repression
Tanzania: Withdrawal of individual rights to African Court will deepen repression The Tanzanian government has withdrawn the right of individuals and NGOs to directly file cases against it at the Arus...
Dec 2 2019 3:55 pm
Iran: death toll from protests crackdown exceeds 200
Latest reports show 208 have been killed - including dozens in Shahriar city - while actual number is likely to be higher still Families of dead threatened and warned not to talk to media or hold fune...
Nov 29 2019 5:04 pm
Amnesty's open-source Raqqa investigation wins award
‘Digital Verification Corps’ given prestigious Times Higher Education award ‘This collaboration has pioneered some of the most cutting-edge human rights research in the world today’ - Sam Dubberley Ca...
Nov 29 2019 3:01 pm
Sudan: repeal of public order laws a step forward for women's rights
“The transitional government must now ensure that the entire oppressive public order regime is abolished" - Seif Magango Reacting to the Sudanese government’s decision to repeal the country's public o...