May 14 2020 9:00 am
Global: Starvation 'bigger threat' than COVID-19 in many refugee camps

Governments around the world ‘preventing deliveries of food and water, locking people up, or sending them back to war and persecution’ Amnesty calls for concerted global action to protect refugees as...

May 13 2020 10:47 pm
USA: Trump administration is 'weaponising COVID-19 to shut its borders to people seeking safety'

Reports suggest that Trump administration may indefinitely expand restrictions on right to seek asylum and humanitarian protections at border ‘Racism, xenophobia, and discrimination won't make people...

May 13 2020 9:55 am
Cambodia: 'War on Drugs' is rife with torture, corruption and on brink of triggering a COVID-19 catastrophe - New Report

‘War on drugs’ has led to human rights abuses and dangerously overfilled detention facilities in the midst of the pandemic Cambodia’s largest prison facility, Phnom Penh’s CC1, exceeded 9,500...

May 11 2020 1:50 pm
Northern Ireland: Contact tracing app privacy and cross-border concerns raised with Executive 

Amnesty International has written to the Northern Ireland Executive raising concerns about data privacy and human rights protections related to any COVID-19 tracking digital app which may be adopted...

May 9 2020 11:59 pm
Syria: UN must not cut vital aid lifeline to Idlib amid Russian and Syrian war crimes - new report

Detailed investigation into 18 air and ground attacks on hospitals and schools, including with banned cluster munitions Information from intercepted cockpit communications provides ‘strong evidence’...

May 8 2020 8:59 pm
Northern Ireland: Threat against journalists at two Sunday newspapers condemned

Amnesty calls for threat to be lifted immediately Amnesty International has condemned a threat made against journalists at two Sunday newspapers in Northern Ireland, reportedly made by the South East...

May 7 2020 6:26 pm
Egypt: 1,600 people held without trial have detentions extended despite COVID-19 fears

‘Terrorism circuit’ judges make mass decisions without defendants present in court or lawyers able to represent them Moustafa Gamal, held over satirical Sisi song, among those detained without trial...

May 7 2020 12:03 pm
UK: 1 in 5 speak to neighbour for first time as UK shows 'new levels' of compassion during lockdown

Estimated 30 million have taken part in Thursday ‘Clap for Carers’ initiative New Amnesty poll shows huge numbers have helped a stranger, volunteered their time and reconnected with someone they’d...

May 7 2020 11:43 am
UK: Silencing whistleblowers 'shameful and completely unacceptable'

Reports of MP sacked from care home job for speaking out about PPE shortages "incredibly concerning" Whistleblowers are crucial for exposing wrong-doing and must not be silenced No-one should be...

May 6 2020 11:59 pm
Palestine: critics of Hamas and Palestinian Authority arrested during COVID-19 pandemic

Those arrested include former MP, writer and cartoonist ‘Such actions by the authorities during a pandemic puts these individuals at an increased risk’ - Saleh Higazi The Palestinian authorities must...