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Jul 14 2022 5:53 pm
Iran/Sweden: life sentence for 1988 prison massacres is 'step toward justice'

Former official Hamid Nouri tried according to principle of universal jurisdiction Iran has reacted angrily calling trial a ‘plot’ concocted by ‘terrorists’ ‘Those responsible for crimes against...

Jul 13 2022 5:20 pm
Belarus: Journalist sentenced to eight years in prison on 'absurd and baseless treason charges'

Katsyaryna Andreeva accused of state treason Journalist handed a new prison term on top of one she was already serving on protest charges Reacting to news that a court in Belarus sentenced Belsat TV...

Jul 13 2022 3:59 pm
Biden warned not to embolden abusive governments on Middle East trip

‘President Biden must seize this opportunity to prioritise the advancement of human rights over short-term interests’ - Paul O’Brien US must stop supplying arms to Saudi Arabia and Israel President...

Jul 13 2022 12:28 pm
Poland: Hearing of activist accused of aiding an abortion scheduled for tomorrow

First case in Europe of an activist being prosecuted for aiding an abortion by providing pills Justyna Wydrzyńska’s hearing is scheduled for 9am (BST) on 14 July 2022 at Warsaw’s Praga Południe...

Jul 12 2022 6:18 pm
Afghanistan: Amnesty calls for urgent investigation into allegations of war crimes by UK Special Forces

Responding to the BBC investigation of repeated killing of unarmed men in suspicious circumstances in Afghanistan between 2010 and 2011 by the UK Special forces, Zaman Sultani, Amnesty International’s...

Jul 12 2022 8:27 am
UK: A welcome delay to the Home Office's 'morally reprehensible' Rwanda deportation policy

In response to the High Court postponing a judicial review ​hearing over the legality of the UK government expelling people​ seeking asylum to Rwanda, Steve Valdez-Symonds, Amnesty International UK’s...

Jul 8 2022 11:32 pm
USA: Executive order good news for abortion rights but greater access to healthcare urgently needed

Responding to the news that President Biden signed an executive order that makes strides to safeguard access to abortion and protect patient privacy, Tarah Demant, Interim National Director of...

Jul 8 2022 5:36 pm
UK: Changes to key human rights laws need to be shelved till new Prime Minister is in place

This Government does not have the legitimacy to push ahead with highly controversial Bill of Rights and Northern Ireland Troubles bills “Vital decisions belong to a new government under a new Prime...

Jul 8 2022 1:55 pm
Russia: Councillor in Moscow sentenced to seven years in jail for opposing the Ukraine war

A court in Moscow sentenced Aleksei Gorinov to seven years in jail for criticising Russia’s military actions in Ukraine ‘The Russian judiciary has once again sided with a government intent in...

Jul 7 2022 6:18 pm
USA: Twitter failing to protect pro-choice abortion activists from online violence

Research reveals how reproductive rights activists have experienced more online harassment and abuse since the May 2 leak of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion of Roe v Wade Survey reveals Twitter has...