Jun 1 2020 4:29 pm
Northern Ireland: women 'failed and forgotten' amidst attempts to roll back abortion rights

Amnesty opposes DUP motion and Sinn Féin amendment that would support restricting abortion rights Meanwhile women and girls left without vital abortion services, despite regulations being in place for...

Jun 1 2020 4:11 pm
USA protests: UK should review exports of security equipment to US police forces

Warning over ‘excessive’ militarised police response to Black Lives Matter protests ‘There’s a very real risk of UK-manufactured tear gas or rubber bullets being used against George Floyd protesters’...

Jun 1 2020 1:23 pm
Hong Kong: Ban on Tiananmen vigil should be lifted

Police have banned Thursday’s anniversary event on supposed public health grounds Unless ban is lifted, this 4 June would be first time in 30 years Victoria Park vigil does not take place 'The Hong...

May 31 2020 10:06 am
USA: police must end 'excessive' militarised response to George Floyd protests

Heavy-duty riot gear and military-grade weapons ‘more appropriate for a battlefield’ used by police Federal government should set up commission to investigate policing crisis ‘Racism and white...

May 29 2020 10:27 pm
South Sudan: renewal of UN arms embargo a welcome move to protect lives

Following the United Nations Security Council’s decision to renew the arms embargo on South Sudan for another year, Deprose Muchena, Amnesty International’s Director for East and Southern Africa, said...

May 29 2020 12:16 pm
USA: Trump's targeting of social media companies 'dangerous and irresponsible'

Move is response to presidential tweet being labelled over its questionable accuracy Later Trump tweet on Minneapolis deemed to have ‘glorified violence’ ‘The President is not the decider of truth’ -...

May 29 2020 10:08 am
Ethiopia: Security forces 'must face justice for horrific human rights violations' - New Report

At least 10,000 people were arbitrarily arrested and detained last year as part of the government’s crackdown on armed attacks and violence in Oromia Region Forces have burned homes to the ground...

May 28 2020 5:14 pm
Israel/OPT: challenge to travel ban on Amnesty campaigner to be heard by court

On Sunday, Jerusalem court to consider travel ban on Laith Abu Zeyad leaving occupied West Bank The Palestinian campaigner prevented from seeing his dying mother in December ‘There is every reason to...

May 28 2020 1:23 pm
Hong Kong: Passing of national security bill an 'outrageous attack on human rights'

China's parliament has passed a new national security law for Hong Kong which would make it a crime to undermine Beijing's authority in the region. Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK Director, said...

May 27 2020 6:44 pm
Zimbabwe: Drop bogus charges against opposition leaders who suffered sexual assault

In response to the Zimbabwe Republic Police’s decision to charge three female opposition MDC-Alliance party youth leaders for participating in peaceful protests against hunger during the lockdown...