Jun 18 2018 1:00 am
Israel: forced deportations of African asylum-seekers is illegal - new report
Detained Eritreans and Sudanese asylum-seekers being pressured into going to Rwanda and Uganda where conditions are precarious ‘If you don’t leave for Rwanda, you will leave Israel in a coffin’ - repo...
Jun 15 2018 12:36 pm
Palestine: Amnesty staff member detained and tortured by West Bank security forces
Responding to the arbitrary detention and beating during arrest of scores of demonstrators and bystanders, including Amnesty International staff member Laith Abu Zeyad, by Palestinian security forces,...
Jun 15 2018 10:17 am
Australia: Another tragic death in Nauru's offshore detention centre
‘Australia’s reckless and cruel refugee policies continue to endanger lives and must end immediately’ - Kate Schuetze Responding to the tragic news that a 26-year-old Iranian man reportedly died on Na...
Jun 14 2018 6:27 pm
Russia: arrest of campaigner Peter Tatchell for gay rights protest is 'outrageous'
‘The response to Peter Tatchell’s protest is straight out of the Russian authorities’ playbook … immediate arrest by the police’ - Kate Allen Responding to news that the prominent British human rights...
Jun 14 2018 4:48 pm
Japan: Investigate Kirin over payment to Myanmar military amid ethnic cleansing
Japanese authorities must urgently launch an investigation into payments that a subsidiary of the multinational brewing giant Kirin made to Myanmar’s military and authorities at the height of an ethni...
Jun 14 2018 2:39 pm
Argentina: Abortion decriminalisation vote a 'historic step' for women's rights
“New legislation could end a vicious circle where women have no option but to risk their lives, their health, and their freedom if they are sent to prison” - Mariela Belski Today’s bill to decriminali...
Jun 14 2018 2:08 pm
Pakistan: Alarming crackdown on press freedom ahead of elections
The Pakistani authorities must end the current crackdown on human rights activists, journalists and other members of civil society in the lead up to next month’s general elections, Amnesty Internation...
Jun 14 2018 1:20 pm
Yemen: prominent human rights activist arrested
‘Abdulrasheed al-Faqih’s courage and dedication have made him the target of repeated harassment’ - Samah Hadid Responding to reports that Abdulrasheed al-Faqih, the Executive Director of Mwatana Organ...
Jun 13 2018 9:44 pm
EU Withdrawal Bill: Bleak day for human rights
Responding to tonight’s defeat of the Lords amendments which sought to preserve human rights protections after the UK leaves the European Union, Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK Director, said: “T...
Jun 13 2018 5:32 pm
Iran: 'Vindictive' arrest of prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh
The arrest of Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent Iranian human rights lawyer, is an outrageous attack on a brave and prolific human rights defender, Amnesty International said today. Nasrin Sotoudeh was arr...