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Jul 30 2021 9:26 am
Hong Kong: Nine-year sentence under National Security Law 'a hammer blow to freedom of speech'

Tong Ying-kit first person sentenced under new law Jailed for carrying a flag that read ‘Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times’ Responding to the sentencing of Tong Ying-kit by a Hong Kong court...

Jul 28 2021 2:43 pm
Russia: latest 'foreign agent' raid targets leading investigative journalist

Roman Dobrokhotov’s Moscow apartment raided this morning, along with his parents’ home Dobrokhotov’s publication The Insider recently labelled ‘foreign agent’ ‘This morning’s police raids are a...

Jul 27 2021 6:22 pm
Morocco: Uyghur man at imminent risk of deportation to China

Computer designer Idris Hasan could face torture if sent to China ‘Please be fast, or they’re going to send me back to China’ - phone warning to his wife in Turkey His deportation by Morocco ‘would...

Jul 27 2021 4:34 pm
COVID-19: Michael Palin joins Amnesty call for UK to urgently redistribute vaccines

Latest data shows that 85% of vaccines have been administered in rich countries Estimates project that if jabs are not shared it will take 57 years for the planet to be fully vaccinated 'I am calling...

Jul 26 2021 6:32 pm
Tunisia: fears for human rights after presidential power grab

President Kais Saied’s suspension of parliament and threat to personally oversee prosecutions of parliamentarians is ‘alarming’ Security services’ raid on Al Jazeera’s Tunis office heightens concerns...

Jul 26 2021 12:01 am
Bangladesh: Online freedom of expression under threat as crackdown intensifies

Journalists, musicians and cartoonists amongst 433 people currently detained Most face allegations of publishing false and offensive information online Draconian Digital Security Act must be amended...

Jul 25 2021 8:20 pm
Sierra Leone: Abolition of death penalty a 'major victory'

The West African state has become the 23rd country on the continent to end capital punishment In response to news that Sierra Leone abolished the death penalty, Samira Daoud, Amnesty International’s...

Jul 23 2021 4:53 pm
Belarus: Government's latest crackdown on human rights groups 'another dark day' for the country

Authorities have dissolved at least 46 NGOs, alleging that they carried out activities ‘beyond their charters’ Lukashenka addressed the Cabinet comparing NGOs to “bandits and foreign agents” and that...

Jul 23 2021 3:57 pm
Philippines: Duterte cannot halt ICC investigation into murderous 'war on drugs'

Supreme Court of the Philippines ruled government is obliged to cooperate with ICC “Try as they might, Duterte’s administration cannot stop the wheels of justice” - Rachel Chhoa-Howard Responding to...

Jul 23 2021 10:03 am
Global: Scale of secretive cyber surveillance 'an international human rights crisis' - new briefing

NSO Group is complicit, as their technology enabled violations revealed in the Pegasus Project “This is a dangerous industry that has operated on the edges of legality for too long, and this cannot be...