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Mar 3 2021 8:44 am
Strong public support for Human Rights Act after Covid crisis

There is no appetite to amend the Human Rights Act and the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the need for strong human rights protection more than ever, said Amnesty International today (3 March)...

Mar 2 2021 3:33 pm
Mozambique: Civilians killed as war crimes committed in Cabo Delgado conflict - new report

Hundreds of civilians killed as conflict continues to rage in Cabo Delgado Indiscriminate attacks carried out by Dyck Advisory Group, dropping grenades and firing into crowds Hundreds of civilians in...

Mar 2 2021 9:44 am
Poland: Acquittal of women over rainbow halo posters 'the right decision'

Three human rights activists were charged with ‘offending religious beliefs’ with Virgin Mary image Authorities must stop using criminal justice system to target human rights activists ‘They had...

Feb 26 2021 2:32 pm
Sri Lanka: End of forced cremations for coronavirus victims restores dignity for Muslim burials

Responding to the Sri Lankan authorities’ decision to end the practice of forced cremations for victims of COVID-19, Yamini Mishra, Amnesty International’s South Asia Director, said: “This is a long...

Feb 26 2021 11:50 am
UK/Iran: 'countdown to reunion' for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

After five years in detention, the UK national is due for release on 7 March ‘We’re within days of the finishing line’ - Kate Allen ‘Is she going to be finally let go? Or is there going to be a new...

Feb 25 2021 12:57 pm
Ethiopia: Eritrean troops massacred hundreds of Tigray civilians - new evidence

Survivors of mass killing in town of Axum describe extrajudicial executions - scale of atrocities may amount to crime against humanity Satellite images reveal evidence consistent with new burial sites...

Feb 25 2021 9:23 am
Cyprus: Police violence must be investigated, and protest ban lifted

Witness testimonies and video evidence show excessive use of force by police against protesters ‘The police were throwing stun grenades among the crowd. There were people on the ground, spitting blood...

Feb 24 2021 10:28 pm
Ecuador: mass deaths in prisons violence must be fully investigated

79 inmates reportedly died in violence in various prisons yesterday ‘The authorities must be held accountable for what happened in the prisons’ - Erika Guevara-Rosas In response to reports from the...

Feb 24 2021 5:56 pm
Cambodia: Widespread illegal logging in Prey Lang rainforest amid ban on community patrols

In recent months, Cambodian authorities have targeted young environmental activists with arrest and arbitrary detention Prey Lang at grave risk, one year after environmental defenders were banned from...

Feb 24 2021 4:12 pm
Central African Republic: Amnesty investigation reveals full horror of conflict and election violence

Civilians killed and injured during the December 2020 elections in the Central African Republic Testimonies, satellite imagery and photographic analysis confirm the killing of 14 people last week in...