Nov 25 2020 9:08 am
Northern Ireland: Amnesty joins call for inquiry into Pat Finucane murder as deadline approaches

Letter to Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis adds to escalating pressure on Government as deadline approaches ‘The Government’s failure, after 31 years, to establish an independent...

Nov 24 2020 8:55 pm
Iran: Imminent execution of Swedish-Iranian academic must be stopped immediately

Ahmadreza Djalali has been transferred to solitary confinement in Evin prison and told by authorities that he will be killed imminently Djalali was sentenced to death for ‘corruption on earth’ but he...

Nov 24 2020 4:51 pm
Saudi Arabia: Loujain al-Hathloul trial resumes tomorrow

Fresh call on authorities to release women’s rights activist held since May 2018 Al-Hathloul has been on hunger strike for almost a month Authorities should allow diplomats and journalists to attend...

Nov 24 2020 2:34 pm
Egypt: Gasser Abdel-Razek subjected to cruel treatment in jail

EIPR Director held in cold cell in solitary, denied warm clothing and exercise, and had head shaved First case of reprisal against activists for engaging with Western diplomats Amnesty launches new...

Nov 23 2020 11:59 pm
Iraq: closure of IDP camps putting thousands stigmatised as 'ISIS sympathisers' at risk - new report

‘Marked for life’ report calls for halt to hasty camp closures Those detained in anti-ISIS sweeps have suffered years of detention and mistreatment ‘Nothing is bigger and more dangerous than someone...

Nov 23 2020 3:00 pm
Northern Ireland: Amnesty criticises PSNI decision to roll out spit hoods despite risk to officers and public

Policing Board has recommended spit hoods are withdrawn from use ‘The decision to roll out spit hoods, rather than withdraw them from use as advised by the Policing Board, is extraordinary.’ - Patrick...

Nov 23 2020 1:49 pm
COVID-19: Oxford vaccine a boost for global access, but inequality fears remain

Oxford/AstraZeneca’s deal for low and middle-income country distribution welcomed Big pharma has responsibility to respect human rights ‘Governments and companies need to start prioritising access for...

Nov 22 2020 1:13 pm
Northern Ireland: Journalist Patricia Devlin threatens legal action against PSNI for failing to investigate threats

Northern Ireland journalist Patricia Devlin has written to the Chief Constable of the PSNI threatening legal action unless he provides assurances that the PSNI will conduct an immediate and effective...

Nov 20 2020 5:09 pm
Egypt: authorities must release activists detained in 'unprecedented' crackdown

(L-R: Mohamed Basheer, Gasser Abdel-Razek and Karim Ennarah; credit: Amnesty International/EIPR) Three members of respected Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights group arrested in space of five days...

Nov 20 2020 1:14 pm
Northern Ireland: Police report reveals 'worrying' rate of hate crime

PSNI report outlines that there were 936 racist incidents and 626 racist crimes recorded by the police in the 12 months to the end of March 2020 More than six hate-motivated incidents or crimes...