Apr 7 2020 3:17 pm
Northern Ireland: urgent appeal for home abortions during COVID-19 crisis

Amnesty International launches appeal calling on Northern Ireland Secretary of State to allow women to take abortion pills at home during pandemic With travel unsafe, measures already introduced in...

Apr 6 2020 3:55 pm
Singapore: 20,000 migrant workers quarantined in dormitories a 'recipe for disaster'

Thousands crammed into two dormitories designated ‘isolation areas’ ‘Migrant workers living in crowded quarters … are at particular risk of exposure to the virus’ - Rachel Chhoa-Howard Responding to...

Apr 6 2020 12:01 am
Bangladesh: Flaws in COVID-19 response put older Rohingya refugees in imminent danger

Older refugees are both the most at risk from the pandemic and the least included in the humanitarian response Dangerous lack of access to even basic information New research shows mistakes made...

Apr 5 2020 10:41 am
China: Wan Quanzhang's freedom an 'illusion' until government lifts ruthless restrictions

Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang has been released after four and a half years in prison but has been barred from returning to his family in Beijing. Amnesty International today expressed...

Apr 3 2020 3:35 pm
Russia: doctor who called for protective equipment detained

Anastasia Vasilyeva posted YouTube video saying doctors shouldn’t work without protective equipment Arrested while bringing masks and other PPE to a hospital in Novgorod Was reportedly choked by...

Apr 3 2020 12:49 pm
Sri Lanka: Muslim COVID-19 victims cremated against families' wishes

Concern that religious tensions could be inflamed if Muslim families not allowed to bury relatives in accordance with religious practice Forced cremations during coronavirus crisis flout WHO...

Apr 2 2020 3:33 pm
Iran: four years since Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's arrest marks 'incredibly sad milestone'

Nazanin Zagahri-Ratcliffe pictured after her temporary release last month © FreeNazanin campaign Four-year point reached as British national out of jail on temporary basis Fellow UK-Iranian dual...

Apr 2 2020 2:42 pm
USA: Trump urged to act on protective equipment

Call on president to increase supply of PPE and ventilators as US coronavirus infection rates soar Disturbing accounts of dangerous conditions in immigration detention facilities - new Amnesty report...

Apr 2 2020 12:24 pm
Philippines: Duterte's coronavirus shoot-to-kill order is 'deeply alarming'

More than 17,000 arrested for breaching quarantine measures Reports of inhuman punishments - including sitting for hours in the hot sun or being detained in dog cages 'We call on the president to...

Apr 2 2020 10:58 am
COVID-19: Governments must not 'sleepwalk into surveillance state'

More than 100 NGOs set out strict restrictions on governments across the world to prevent surveillance overreach 'Technology can play an important role in the global effort to combat the COVID-19...