Dec 14 2019 12:01 am
Bangladesh: Estimated 500,000 Rohingya children being denied an education
The international community must share responsibility for the education of Rohingya children in the camps in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, Amnesty International has said ahead of the first Global Refugee...
Dec 13 2019 4:49 pm
Iraq: new 'campaign of terror' against protesters - testimonies
In past two weeks, activists and protesters shot dead in streets or abducted on way home from demonstrations ‘You cannot imagine the level of fear that we all feel now’ - protester in Baghdad ‘The aut...
Dec 13 2019 10:27 am
UK: new government must uphold human rights
“The new Government must keep the Human Rights Act intact” – Kate Allen The new Government must uphold and protect the UK’s commitment to human rights , Amnesty International UK said today, as the new...
Dec 12 2019 1:41 pm
Yemen: BAE Systems and other arms companies face legal challenge at The Hague
International Criminal Court asked to investigate corporate executives and government officials UK companies BAE Systems, Raytheon and MBDA among those named ‘An ICC investigation would be a historic...
Dec 12 2019 12:32 pm
Sierra Leone: Ban on pregnant schoolgirls ruled unlawful
Groundbreaking ruling could have significant impact across continent A ban on pregnant girls from sitting exams and attending mainstream school in Sierra Leone has been found to be unlawful, and in br...
Dec 12 2019 10:21 am
India: New Citizenship Amendment Bill 'reeks of fear-mongering and bigotry'
The Citizenship Amendment Bill passed by the Indian Parliament legitimises discrimination on the basis of religion and stands in clear violation of both the constitution of India and international hum...
Dec 11 2019 3:46 pm
Russia: feminist activist fined under 'gay propaganda' law
Yulia Tsvetkova punished for administering two LGTBI social media accounts Activist remains under house arrest on ‘pornography’ charges and faces possible six-year jail sentence ‘Yulia is the latest t...
Dec 11 2019 1:58 pm
Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi genocide denials are 'deliberate, deceitful and dangerous'
Responding to the statement made by Aung San Suu Kyi at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague today, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty International’s Regional Director, said: “Aung San Suu K...
Dec 11 2019 10:23 am
Cameroon: 275 killed by Boko Haram in Far North - victims feel abandoned
At least 275 people killed - including 225 civilians - between January and November Kidnappings, forced conversions to Islam, houses burnt, health centres looted Reports that one village population ha...
Dec 10 2019 5:03 pm
Spain: Saudi cargo ship allowed to dock despite arms to Yemen fears
Saudi state-owned ‘Bahri Abha’ arrives at port in Valencia amid concerns Spanish authorities are failing to prevent possible war crimes in Yemen Since Yemen conflict began, same vessel has transported...