Apr 25 2018 10:04 pm
Turkey: Verdicts against journalists defy logic and justice
Following the sentences handed down to 13 journalists and executives of the Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet on charges of “acting on behalf of a terrorist organisation or making the organisation’s propag...
Apr 25 2018 5:31 pm
Brexit Bill: 'Lords have ripped up blank cheque book Ministers had sought to give themselves'
Welcoming the latest amendment passed in the House of Lords to the Government’s flagship Brexit legislation which places limits on the use of Ministerial ‘Henry VIII’ powers, Felix Jakens, Head of Cam...
Apr 25 2018 2:45 pm
Amnesty welcomes publication of report on abortion law reform
REPORT SHOWS CONSENSUS AMONG MEDICAL PROFESSION THAT THE CURRENT LAW IS NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE ‘ Whilst this report calls for a change to the law in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities, it is not the lim...
Apr 24 2018 6:09 pm
Israel: halt to forced deportations welcomed, but Africans still under pressure to leave
‘Israel is still conducting what it calls “voluntary” deportations, though in reality there is nothing voluntary about them’ - Magdalena Mughrabi Responding to the Israeli government’s declaration to...
Apr 24 2018 5:26 pm
USA/Mexico: members of migrant 'caravan' must be allowed to seek asylum
President Trump has made hostile statements and deployed National Guard ‘Seeking asylum is not a crime in the USA or anywhere’ - Erika Guevara-Rosas The US and Mexican authorities must stop demonising...
Apr 24 2018 3:55 pm
TURKEY: Thousands of Afghans swept up in ruthless deportation drive
At least 2,000 Afghans who fled to Turkey to escape conflict and the worst excesses of the Taliban are in detention and at imminent risk of being forced back to danger, Amnesty International said toda...
Apr 24 2018 3:05 pm
Amnesty responds to Leeds United's decision to tour Myanmar
Responding to Leeds United’s announcement that they are to tour Myanmar, Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK, said: “It certainly seems like an odd choice of country to choose to tour. “T...
Apr 24 2018 2:39 pm
Brexit Bill: Lords have stood up for reason, rights and democracy
‘Whether you voted in or out, there is no need for Brexit to mean losing out on rights’ – Kate Allen Welcoming the amendments passed in the House of Lords to the Government’s flagship Brexit legislati...
Apr 24 2018 6:39 am
Trinidad and Tobago: Deportation of 82 Venezuelans violates human rights obligations
Trinidad and Tobago must guarantee and protect the rights of all asylum seekers and refugees, said Amnesty International in an open letter to Prime Minister Keith Rowley today, following the deportati...
Apr 23 2018 4:11 pm
El Salvador: Government must approve bill to decriminalise 'sickeningly unjust' abortion ban
At least 23 women remain in prison under the total abortion ban The Government of El Salvador has just one week left to approve a bill which would decriminalise abortion before the current legislative...