Nov 27 2020 10:58 am
Northern Ireland: Amnesty hails 'victory for press freedom' in case of arrested journalists

Police agree to delete data wrongly seized from journalists and pay substantial damages Amnesty to write to Policing Board to demand investigation into ‘debacle’ ‘The day of dawn raids at the homes of...

Nov 27 2020 9:23 am
Black Friday: Amazon putting workers' lives at risk during shopping rush - new report

Aggressive productivity targets have resumed despite serious COVID-19 risks Workers placed under surveillance to head off staff protests and union activity ‘Black Friday rush could turn Amazon...

Nov 25 2020 10:37 pm
Northern Ireland: Threat against journalist at Belfast newspaper condemned

Amnesty International has condemned a threat made against a journalist at a Belfast newspaper, reportedly made by the South East Antrim Ulster Defence Association, and called for the threat to be...

Nov 25 2020 7:03 pm
Saudi Arabia: transfer of Loujain al-Hathloul's case to 'notorious' court condemned

The activist, jailed since May 2018, appeared weak from a hunger strike during her appearance in court today Specialised Criminal Court is ‘notorious’ for unfair trials ‘Saudi Arabia’s claims of...

Nov 25 2020 5:25 pm
UK: Aid cut 'bad omen for direction of travel on Foreign Affairs'

Responding to Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement that he will cut the overseas aid budget by a third, ending the Government’s commitment to spend 0.7% of gross national income on aid, Amnesty UK...

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...