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Jun 16 2022 3:53 pm
Northern Ireland: Call to end ‘dangerous’ spit hood use amid fears Chief Constable plans to make them permanent

Spit hoods were ‘temporarily’ introduced in March 2020 as an emergency Covid measure Human rights and children’s groups say spit hoods may be unlawful Police Service of Northern Ireland refusing to...

Jun 16 2022 12:33 pm
Tanzania: Forceful eviction of Indigenous Maasai People for tourist development must be halted immediately

More than 70,000 Indigenous Maasai people in Loliondo at risk of being displaced Security forces have shot at protesters with live ammunition and used teargas ‘This unlawful forced eviction is...

Jun 15 2022 9:59 am
UK: Rwanda flight cancellation should have been moment 'cruel and disgraceful' policy was abandoned

In response to the cancellation of last night’s flight due to transport asylum seekers from the UK to Rwanda, Sacha Deshmukh, Amnesty International UK’s Chief Executive, said: “The cancellation of...

Jun 14 2022 11:54 am
Roxanne Tahbaz to deliver Father's Day card to Foreign Office

UK national Morad Tahbaz will have been in jail in Iran for 1,618 days Hand-in takes place exactly three months since release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori ‘UK officials palmed...

Jun 13 2022 5:12 pm
UK: Rwanda refugee flight is a 'shameful abandonment' of human rights responsibilities

Responding to news that the UK’s first flight of people seeking asylum is likely to leave for Rwanda tomorrow evening as part of the Government’s highly controversial refugee deal with the central...

Jun 13 2022 1:00 am
Ukraine: Russia used cluster bombs and unguided rockets in 'horrific' assault on Kharkiv

Detailed eyewitness testimonies show horror of attacks, with hundreds of civilians killed Children’s playgrounds, people’s homes, a church used to distribute food - all hit Steel rods from cluster...

Jun 10 2022 2:27 pm
Malaysia: Move to abolish mandatory death penalty is ‘welcome step’

Currently 1,341 people are on death row in Malaysia, with 905 of the cases involving mandatory death sentences for drug trafficking The Government needs to review all cases involving mandatory death...

Jun 10 2022 1:38 pm
Northern Ireland: Amnesty condemns threat against journalist at Sunday World newspaper

‘We are concerned that despite the frequency of such threats no one is being arrested, no one is being held to account’ – Patrick Corrigan Amnesty International has today condemned a threat of...

Jun 9 2022 1:17 pm
Turkey: Ban on METU Pride march 'deeply disturbing'

Pride event due to be held tomorrow at METU banned by the university because it would ‘threaten the university’s reputation’ Peaceful Pride march in 2019 met with violence from police including pepper...

Jun 7 2022 11:03 am
England: Housing must be made human right in law to address spiralling crisis

Access to safe and affordable housing must be made a human right in law to ensure the Government is accountable for properly resourcing efforts to address the homelessness crisis in England which is...