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Jan 24 2022 7:03 pm
Ireland: Laws criminalising sex work puts workers at high risk of abuse and violence - New Report

Research reveals how sex workers are forced to risk their life in order to avoid police ‘The only time I would call the cops would be if I was dying on the floor. …I’d personally rather be at risk...

Jan 24 2022 3:45 pm
UK: High Court appeal decision in Assange case welcome but concerns over limitations

Following today’s High Court decision to certify one issue as of ‘general public importance’, meaning that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be able to go to the Supreme Court to challenge a...

Jan 21 2022 2:23 pm
UK: Government and Britishvolt must be 'transparent and honest' about environmental and human rights risks of sourcing metals

Responding to news that the UK government will be investing £100m in Britishvolt's new so-called 'gigafactory' in Northumberland to boost production of electric car batteries, Richard Kent, Researcher...

Jan 18 2022 12:42 pm
Israel: reports of police using NSO spyware against citizens must be investigated

Protest leaders, former government employees and Benjamin Netanyahu all reportedly had phones hacked Pegasus spyware previously implicated in numerous cases where human right defenders and journalists...

Jan 17 2022 12:54 pm
Amnesty Media Awards: Call for entries close this week

Closing date for entries is this Thursday: https://amnesty-media-awards.org.uk/ Entries for Amnesty International UK’s Media Awards close on Thursday. The…

Jan 17 2022 10:54 am
Russia: one year after jailing, Navalny and supporters in 'living hell'

The jailed opposition leader still faces a raft of bogus charges Dozens of Navalny’s team have fled Russia and many have been jailed amid ‘brutal’ targeted crackdown ‘His supporters and Russian civil...

Jan 14 2022 10:13 am
Northern Ireland: ‘Race hate attackers going unpunished’ – one year on, no-one charged for arson attack on Belfast multi-cultural centre

Joint statement from Amnesty International and Belfast Multi-Cultural Association ‘We feel let down by the police.’ – Muhammad Atif ‘Police figures show that the vast majority of racist hate crimes in...

Jan 13 2022 12:26 pm
El Salvador: Pegasus spyware used against journalists

Amnesty confirms 35 cases of journalists and members of civil society whose phones were infected with Pegasus, the notorious spyware from Israeli surveillance company NSO Group A joint investigation...

Jan 13 2022 11:37 am
Germany/Syria: life sentence for former intelligence officer is 'historic victory'

Anwar Raslan found guilty of crimes against humanity, including torture of detainees in infamous Branch 251 detention centre Case follows jailing of another Syrian in Germany last year ‘States across...

Jan 13 2022 8:57 am
Egypt: women's rights activist Amal Fathy jailed for highlighting sexual harassment

Prominent activist sentenced to year in prison for Facebook video critical of authorities’ failure to protect women from sexual harassment ‘Criticising the government’s failure to address sexual...