Jan 18 2021 6:22 pm
Russia: police station hearing ordering Navalny's 30-day custody is 'farcical'

Activist only allowed to see his lawyer one minute before impromptu hearing State-run TV channels allowed into police station, but independent reporters excluded ‘These absurd theatrics expose the...

Jan 17 2021 7:23 pm
Russia: Navalny is prisoner of conscience after Moscow arrest

Prominent Kremlin critic Aleksei Navalny arrested on arrival at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport Investigation still needed into his Novichok poisoning in August ‘The Russian authorities are seeking to...

Jan 14 2021 10:57 pm
USA: oversight report on migrant family separations proves 'cruelty was the point'

Damning report from Department of Justice Inspector General Michael E Horowitz Call for prosecution of government officials and contractors ‘This utter disregard for people’s lives caused irreparable...

Jan 14 2021 3:00 pm
Azerbaijan / Armenia: Scores of civilians were killed in 'indiscriminate' attacks - new report

On-the-ground investigation into dozens of attacks, including with cluster munitions Evidence refutes both sides’ denials over attacks that killed at least 146 civilians Aysu Iskandarli, 7, killed by...

Jan 13 2021 5:22 pm
USA: letter to 3,500 mayors and governors calls for tighter security ahead of inauguration

New measures needed to prevent white supremacist violence Lax gun laws and Trump’s embrace of white supremacists fuel fears Amnesty researchers monitoring situation at state capitols and in Washington...

Jan 13 2021 1:04 pm
Uganda: Authorities must lift social media block that violates human rights

Ugandan authorities to suspend social media networks including Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp Shutdown a violation of the right to freedom of expression and access to information Uganda has blocked...

Jan 12 2021 5:04 pm
UK: Raab action over Xinjiang abuses welcome but safeguards must be extended

Responding to today’s announcement from the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab in the House of Commons that companies will have to meet requirements showing their supply chains are free from forced labour...

Jan 12 2021 3:41 pm
Northern Ireland: Amnesty calls for Mother and Baby Homes inquiry in NI

Amnesty and former residents unite in call for NI inquiry as Irish Government publishes 3,000-page investigation report into Mother and Baby Homes in Republic of Ireland ‘Northern Ireland must now...

Jan 12 2021 11:15 am
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Warning over 2,500 migrants trapped in 'bitterly cold temperatures'

As many as 2,500 people - including 900 residents of a temporary makeshift camp - remain without basic shelter in perilously cold conditions in Bosnia and Herzegovina after the authorities failed to...

Jan 11 2021 4:17 pm
Northern Ireland: Amnesty welcomes legal action against government to ensure abortion services

Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission commences legal case against UK Government and Northern Ireland Executive Amnesty International has welcomed the start of legal action by the Northern Ireland...