Aug 6 2020 9:43 am
COVID-19: Jailed activists remain in virus-hit prisons as attempts to silence them continue

Human rights defenders around the world excluded from government measures to release prisoners in response to COVID-19 outbreaks At least 131 activists have been harassed, prosecuted, killed or...

Aug 5 2020 11:59 pm
UK: new human rights Owners' and Directors' test proposed for Premier League football

Expanded human rights-compliant test sent to Premier League boss Richard Masters Complicity in war crimes, torture, slavery or human trafficking currently no bar to ownership Intervention comes as...

Aug 5 2020 4:59 pm
Lebanon: Beirut explosion must be independently investigated

Amnesty International is calling for an international mechanism to investigate the cause Responding to the devastating explosion in Beirut yesterday that killed scores of people and left thousands...

Aug 4 2020 3:23 pm
Turkey: convention on combating violence against women must not be abandoned

Turkey’s ruling AKP party to discuss the Istanbul Convention Country-wide demonstrations tomorrow will call on authorities to fully implement the treaty ‘Turkey’s withdrawal from the Convention would...

Aug 4 2020 10:59 am
125 incidents of police violence during Black Lives Matter protests - new report

Most comprehensive report into protests yet, records 89 cases of tear gas use across 34 states, and 21 incidents of unlawful use of pepper spray Tear gas and pepper spray used as ‘first resort tactic’...

Jul 31 2020 11:33 am
Cambodia/Thailand: Villagers' court victory a 'watershed moment' for corporate accountability in Southeast Asia

Responding to today’s decision by the Bangkok South Civil Court to grant Class Action Lawsuit status to more than 700 Cambodian families who are suing Thai sugar giant Mitr Phol after being forcibly...

Jul 31 2020 11:10 am
Iran: leaked letters reveal coronavirus prisons crisis despite 'no deaths' claim

Leaked official documents obtained by Amnesty International reveal that the Iranian Government has ignored repeated pleas by senior prison officials for additional resources to control the spread of...

Jul 31 2020 10:05 am
Northern Ireland: Contact tracing App sets benchmark for data privacy

STOPCOVIDNI App uses a privacy-preserving decentralised model Amnesty welcomes move by the Northern Ireland government following concerns raised earlier this year ‘The Northern Ireland tracing App now...

Jul 30 2020 5:14 pm
Newcastle United deal was always 'blatant' Saudi sportswashing

‘Looking ahead, there needs to be a rule change to ensure the Premier League’s Owners’ and Directors’ test provides proper scrutiny’ - Peter Frankental Responding to news that Saudi Arabia's Public...

Jul 30 2020 1:53 pm
Hong Kong: Disqualification of pro-democracy candidates 'reeks of political repression'

Responding to the disqualification earlier today of 12 pro-democracy candidates from running in Hong Kong’s forthcoming Legislative Council elections, Lam Cho Ming, Amnesty International Hong Kong’s...