Feb 21 2020 4:00 pm
Thailand: Dissolution of Future Forward Party must be reversed
Responding to the news that Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ruled to dissolve the Future Forward Party, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty International’s South East Asia Regional Director, said: “Today’s...
Feb 21 2020 2:24 pm
Cambodia: 'Pornography' charges against woman for Facebook posts must be dropped
Charges of ‘pornography’ brought against a Cambodian woman accused of wearing ‘revealing’ clothing on Facebook must be dropped, Amnesty International said today. Ven Rachna (also known online as Thai...
Feb 21 2020 11:43 am
USA: Supreme Court to rule on constitutionality of 'people smuggling' prosecutions
Amnesty submits ‘amicus curiae’ briefing ahead of next week’s hearing Department of Homeland Security operates ‘Watchlist’ of lawyers, journalists and humanitarian volunteers US Government accused of...
Feb 21 2020 12:01 am
China: Uyghurs living abroad relentlessly harassed and intimidated - new testimony
China is systematically harassing Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic groups even after they have left the country, according to new testimonies published by Amnesty International today. The case studies...
Feb 19 2020 10:58 am
UK: Points-based system 'promises more years of damaging hostility' towards migrants
Responding to the UK Government’s announcement of a new points-based immigration system, Steve Valdez-Symonds, Amnesty International UK’s Refugee and Migrant Rights Director, said: “Once again, the Go...
Feb 19 2020 10:26 am
Cambodia: Prime Minister's threats to female Facebook users 'despicable and dangerous'
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s comments that women wearing revealing clothing on Facebook are responsible for sexual violence are “despicable and dangerous”, Amnesty International said today. Duri...
Feb 18 2020 8:59 am
Middle East in 2019: 'year of defiance' met by shocking state violence - new report
‘Inspiring’ protests in Iraq, Iran, Lebanon and Egypt met by lethal force More than 500 protesters killed in Iraq, and 300-plus in Iran At least 367 human rights defenders detained, 240 in Iran alone...
Feb 17 2020 2:52 pm
China: Legal scholar arrested after criticising government's handling of coronavirus crisis
Responding to the arrest of prominent Chinese activist and legal scholar Xu Zhiyong, who recently criticised President Xi Jinping over the handling of the coronavirus crisis, Patrick Poon, Amnesty Int...
Feb 17 2020 11:41 am
Turkey: Former Amnesty heads among 11 facing long jail sentences - verdict due
A verdict is expected this week in the case of 11 human rights defenders, including former senior members of Amnesty Turkey, who could face up to 15 years in jail if found guilty on terrorism charges....
Feb 17 2020 10:53 am
Myanmar: 'Outrageous' convictions for satirical poets' Facebook posts
Responding to news that three members of the Peacock Generation poetry troupe were today sentenced to six months in prison for “online defamation” for sharing their performances on social media, Nicho...