Jun 2 2020 8:51 pm
Northern Ireland: DUP motion has no impact on hard-won abortion law

In response to the passing of a DUP motion on abortion that was debated in the Northern Ireland Assembly today, Grainne Teggart, Amnesty International’s Northern Ireland campaign manager, said: “This...

Jun 2 2020 5:43 pm
Russia: anti-Putin shaman confined to psychiatric hospital

Last year, Aleksandr Gabyshev walked more nearly 3,000 kilometres on epic journey toward Moscow ‘Aleksandr Gabyshev has been made an enemy of the state solely for voicing his dislike of Putin’ - Denis...

Jun 2 2020 8:15 am
USA: President Trump tramples right to protest

Responding to remarks by President Donald Trump late last night in the Rose Garden, Ernest Coverson, the End Gun Violence campaign manager at Amnesty International USA, said: “The violence that can no...

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...