Feb 28 2020 5:22 pm
EU: refugees from Turkey being 'used a bargaining chips'
‘EU member states need to do far more to share responsibility for refugees arriving in Turkey’ - Massimo Moratti Following reports that Turkey is allowing people seeking asylum to depart its territory...
Feb 28 2020 10:20 am
Hong Kong: Arrest of pro-democracy media tycoon is 'shameless' attempt to crush dissent
Jimmy Lai and two other pro-democracy activists on charges of “unlawful assembly” Amnesty calling for an independent inquiry into the heavy-handed police tactics used against protesters since last yea...
Feb 27 2020 1:12 pm
UK: Home Office should withdraw trade fair invite for Israeli spyware firm
Urgent letter sent to Home Office minister Kit Malthouse Legal action concerning NSO Group is ongoing in Israel ‘It’s frankly astonishing that the UK would think it appropriate to invite NSO to hawk i...
Feb 27 2020 10:53 am
Americas: countries crack down on asylum and right to protest in 2019 - new report
Region once again world’s most dangerous for human rights defenders At least 210 people killed in protests across Americas Governments across continent massively restricted access to asylum ‘ 2019 bro...
Feb 25 2020 6:51 pm
Syria: Targeting schools with shelling 'is a war crime'
Responding to reports that 10 schools were hit by shelling in the Idlib and Aleppo countryside in Syria earlier today, Heba Morayef, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Regional Direc...
Feb 25 2020 2:47 pm
UK: call on JCB and other British firms to end involvement in Israeli settlements
Three UK firms - construction equipment makers JCB, online travel agency Opodo, and metal coating company Greenkote - ‘profiting from crimes’ in illegal settlements Letter to James Cleverly calls on G...
Feb 25 2020 12:39 pm
India: Eight people killed in riots after 'hateful speeches' by political leaders
Political leaders in India who are creating a violent environment by making hateful speeches must be immediately held accountable, Amnesty International India said today. In riots last night in north-...
Feb 25 2020 10:52 am
China: Swedish bookseller handed 'outrageous' 10-year sentence
Responding to a court decision that former Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai has been convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison in China for “illegally providing intelligence to foreign entities”, P...
Feb 24 2020 8:16 pm
Egypt: Eight men executed following military trial
Amnesty International has received confirmation that the Egyptian authorities executed eight men in the early hours of this morning in Borg el-Arab prison in Alexandria. The men were among 17 defendan...
Feb 24 2020 5:28 pm
Tanzania: 'no justice' for journalist Erick Kabendera
Prominent investigative journalist pays heavy fine to get out of jail where health had deteriorated following arrest nearly seven months ago Kabendera has worked for several UK newspapers - including...