Oct 4 2019 3:47 pm
Ethiopia: Five journalists held on terrorism charges should be released
‘The absence of credible evidence points to the fact that there is nothing to investigate’ - Seif Magango Case is part of recent surge in arrests based on draconian anti-terrorism laws Amnesty Interna...
Oct 4 2019 1:54 pm
Global: Government calls for Facebook to break encryption 'latest attempt to intrude on private communications'
Responding to an open letter sent to Facebook - signed by the UK Home Secretary Priti Patel, together with the United States’ Attorney General and Secretary of Homeland Security, and Australian Minist...
Oct 4 2019 9:54 am
Hong Kong: Face mask ban an extreme attempt to quash protests
Responding to the announcement today that the Hong Kong government will ban face coverings at public gatherings, Joshua Rosenzweig, Head of Amnesty International’s East Asia Regional Office, said: “Th...
Oct 3 2019 9:45 pm
Brazil: arrests in Marielle Franco case welcomed
Four arrests come more than 18 months after notorious murder of Rio de Janeiro councillor and her driver ‘No human rights defender is safe in Brazil as long as this case remains unpunished’ - Jurema W...
Oct 3 2019 4:41 pm
Iraq: authorities must rein in security forces after 18 protester deaths
Eyewitnesses report security forces ‘choking’ protesters with large amounts of tear gas, spraying hot water on crowds and firing live ammunition Many received shrapnel injuries, some consistent with p...
Oct 3 2019 10:46 am
Northern Ireland: High Court ruling finds abortion law in breach of UK human rights commitments
Sarah Ewart and Amnesty International win their landmark abortion law case at the Belfast High Court Pressure mounts on Government to deliver timely transition to free, safe and legal abortion service...
Oct 3 2019 10:09 am
Gruffalo co-creator illustrates poem by refugees on National Poetry Day
Axel Scheffler illustrates poignant poem by refugees at the Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants Renowned artist collaborates with Amnesty to campaign for a change to UK refugee family reunion r...
Oct 2 2019 6:55 pm
Egypt: unprecedented mass arrests designed to send message that protests will be crushed
More than 2,300 held in largest wave of arrests since President Sisi came to power If referred to trial, case could be biggest protest-related criminal case in Egypt’s history ‘President Abdel Fattah...
Oct 1 2019 5:06 pm
Tanzania: detained journalist Erick Kabendera facing 'targeted harassment' as case delayed again
Kabendera appeared limping in court today having been denied medical treatment in detention Case delayed for the sixth time A Tanzanian court has postponed the trial of prominent Tanzanian investigati...
Oct 1 2019 2:18 pm
Hong Kong: Urgent investigation needed after protester shot by police
In response to the shooting of a protester by police in Hong Kong today during demonstrations marking China’s National Day, Man-Kei Tam, Director of Amnesty International Hong Kong, said: “The shootin...