Oct 30 2020 2:02 pm
UK/USA: letter to US ambassador Woody Johnson warns of election violence

Amnesty UK head says US law-enforcement should be on ‘high alert’ Call for guns to be banned near polling stations ‘We need to see an end to the politics of hate’ - Kate Allen Amnesty International UK...

Oct 30 2020 11:33 am
Poland: authorities must refrain from excessive force during protest against abortion restrictions

Large protests expected today Protesters have faced excessive police force and been arbitrarily detained Women in Poland have endured ‘attack after attack on their reproductive rights’ - Nils...

Oct 30 2020 11:19 am
'Amnesty Academy' app launches to teach human rights to new generation of activists

Topics include freedom of expression, digital security and Indigenous Peoples’ rights Free app is available on iOS and Android, and in more than 20 languages ‘Our overall goal is to ensure that people...

Oct 29 2020 4:59 pm
Armenia/Azerbaijan: First confirmed use of cluster munitions by Armenia 'cruel and reckless'

Amnesty verifies use of banned cluster bombs by Armenia in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict At least 21 people killed and 70 more injured after yesterday’s attack ‘The firing of cluster munitions into...

Oct 29 2020 4:54 pm
India: Counter-terror raids on journalists and human rights organisations signal 'alarming' escalation in crackdown on dissent

Raids in Jammu and Kashmir conducted based on accusations that the organisations have been using funding from India and abroad ‘for secessionist and terrorist activities’ ‘The authorities are...

Oct 29 2020 4:49 pm
USA: policy to separate migrant families amounted to 'torture'

Separation of 2,500 migrant children from parents branded ‘reckless incompetence and intentional cruelty’ by House Judiciary Committee Full criminal investigation of all those responsible needed...

Oct 29 2020 11:54 am
Hong Kong: Charges against student activist Tony Chung 'expose Government's disdain for freedom of expression'

Former leader of group Studentlocalism, charged under new national security law with secession, money laundering and conspiracy to publish seditious material ‘[Chung] has been targeted solely for...

Oct 28 2020 4:23 pm
Iran: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces 'judicial charade' with summons to court

British national has already been detained for more than four-and-a-half years UK government should show ‘maximum solidarity’ Chances of fair trial are ‘basically zero’ - Kate Allen Responding to...

Oct 28 2020 1:18 pm
Nigeria: attempt to cover up killing of #EndSars protesters exposed

Detailed timeline of events leading up to Lekki Toll Gate massacre released Bodies reportedly removed in apparent attempt to dispose of evidence ‘What happened at Lekki Toll Gate has all the traits...

Oct 26 2020 3:57 pm
Belarus: Workers arrested during vicious crackdown on peaceful protesters

At least 100 people have been arrested in Belarus today as workers took part in a national strike called by opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, in a “crackdown on peaceful protests”, Amnesty...