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Apr 16 2021 11:05 am
Hong Kong: Nine pro-democracy activists jailed for 2019 protest

Responding to this morning’s sentencing of nine Hong Kong pro-democracy activists for taking part in an “unauthorised” protest in August 2019, Yamini Mishra, Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific...

Apr 14 2021 6:37 pm
Ethiopia: Eritrean troops kills more civilians in Tigray - eyewitness evidence

Eritrean forces opened fire on civilians in town of Adwa, killing three people and injuring at least 19 ‘There was no fighting but just shooting at passersby’ - eyewitness ‘We demand justice and...

Apr 14 2021 5:14 pm
Russia: raid at student magazine a 'new low' in press freedom crackdown

Office of online publication DOXA raided, with four journalists facing criminal charges and possible three-year jail sentence New crackdown comes after interrogation of investigative journalist Roman...

Apr 13 2021 8:31 pm
USA: Daunte Wright's death yet again shows urgent need to address policing failures

‘Surviving an interaction with law enforcement shouldn’t depend on where you live or the colour of your skin’ - Kristina Roth Responding to the April 11 fatal shooting of Daunte Wright by a police...

Apr 9 2021 3:47 pm
Bahrain: more than 70 new Covid cases in major outbreak at Jaw prison

Prisoners not given face masks or hand sanitiser despite overcrowded conditions Authorities apparently blocking communication with outside world ‘They must not gamble with the lives of those in their...

Apr 9 2021 12:35 pm
Northern Ireland: Use of water cannons and plastic bullets 'extremely alarming'

Police used water cannons and Attenuating Energy Projectiles (AEPs) during disorder in Belfast Responding to the police use of water cannons and Attenuating Energy Projectiles (AEPs) – commonly known...

Apr 8 2021 6:29 pm
USA: Biden's actions on gun violence 'will save many lives'

New measures on ‘ghost guns’ and community intervention among those being introduced Rampant gun violence has recently seen slaying of women of Asian descent and shoppers murdered in Colorado ‘These...

Apr 8 2021 12:00 am
UK/Iran: Olivia Colman and others join campaign for detained Briton

The Crown star Olivia Colman, fellow actor Nazanin Boniadi and comedian Shappi Khorsandi join campaign for retired engineer at Covid risk in jail Like Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Anoosheh Ashoori is an...

Apr 7 2021 3:30 pm
UK: Home Office forcing more people to live in 'squalor and inhumane conditions' at Napier Barracks

In response to the news that the Home Office will send more asylum seekers to ‘unsuitable’ Napier Barracks, Steve Valdez-Symonds, Refugee and Migrant Rights Director at Amnesty International UK, said...

Apr 7 2021 8:36 am
Amnesty report 2020: Global inequality 'brutally exposed' by pandemic

The global pandemic has both exposed and deepened global inequality and has had the worst impact on the most vulnerable people in the world, Amnesty International said in its annual report published...