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Jun 19 2021 12:06 pm
Iran: Ebrahim Raisi must be investigated for crimes against humanity

Responding to today’s announcement declaring Ebrahim Raisi as Iran’s next president, Amnesty International’s Secretary General Agnès Callamard said: “That Ebrahim Raisi has risen to the presidency...

Jun 18 2021 10:25 pm
Amnesty calls for global arms embargo on Myanmar

All countries must stop selling arms to Myanmar following the adoption of a resolution by the UN General Assembly condemning the use of lethal force and violence in the country, Amnesty International...

Jun 18 2021 11:34 am
UK: daughter of British man jailed in Iran calls on Government to ‘save my dad’

Elika Ashoori makes emotional appeal ahead of Father’s Day Retired engineer Anoosheh Ashoori, 67, detained in Iran for almost four years ‘The Iranian authorities are all too adept at using forced...

Jun 17 2021 12:52 pm
Hong Kong: Apple Daily arrests are 'deeply disturbing'

Five senior executives arrested, with premises raided by 500 police officers Journalists charged with ‘colluding with a foreign country’ under controversial National Security Law ‘Once again “national...

Jun 17 2021 12:22 pm
Belarus: medics paying 'heavy-price' in Lukashenko's crackdown - new briefing

Health professionals at centre of human rights crisis in Belarus Dozens dismissed, with many barred from medical employment ‘I saw all these mutilated people with broken bones, faces ripped to pieces...

Jun 17 2021 5:00 am
Canada: thousands of migrants detained each year - new report

Dozens of children - including infants - ‘housed’ in detention African migrants held for longest periods, with some detained for more than a year ‘There should be no place in Canada for racism...

Jun 15 2021 3:05 pm
Hungary: Orbán's government passes anti-LGBTI law marking a 'dark day' in the country

In response to news that the Hungarian government has passed a law to ban the promotion of LGBTI and gender change issues in education and advertising, David Vig, Director of Amnesty International...

Jun 15 2021 1:00 pm
Kurdistan Region of Iraq: 'chilling' crackdown on journalists and activists

Arbitrary arrests and enforced disappearance of dozens in the past year Crackdown intensified after protests against corruption and poor public services ‘Many of those detained were tried on...

Jun 14 2021 4:40 pm
Nigeria: dozens of civil society groups demand end to Twitter ban

Seventy groups in joint condemnation of blocking of Twitter after President Buhari’s tweet deleted UN and African Union called on to intervene Social media has been vital in protest campaigns like...

Jun 14 2021 3:19 pm
Wales: women Senedd Members stand in solidarity with Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Thirteen Senedd Members appear in powerful ‘Chain of care’ photographs (images available here) ‘This heart-warming display of Welsh political support means so much to Nazanin and our family’ - Dr...