Nov 13 2017 12:00 am
Syrian forces' 'surrender or starve' tactics are crimes against humanity - new report
The Syrian government has used starvation as a method of warfare Armed opposition groups have also used sieges, bombardments and starvation to force thousands of civilians to leave their homes Report...
Nov 10 2017 4:30 pm
Philippines: Donald Trump must challenge Duterte's 'horrifying human rights abuses'
As US President Donald Trump prepares to meet leaders at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in the Philippines capital of Manila on 12 and 13 November, Amnesty is calling on him...
Nov 9 2017 5:51 pm
New FIFA report 'should be a wake-up call' on World Cup worker abuse
‘This is FIFA’s own independent human rights advisory board telling it to take a clear position on Qatar’s laws’ - James Lynch The world football body FIFA should act immediately on a series of recomm...
Nov 9 2017 3:28 pm
Zimbabwe: US woman granted bail for Mugabe tweet but 'absurd charges' must be dropped
“Expressing an opinion in a tweet is not a crime” - Cousin Zilala In response to a Zimbabwean court’s decision to grant bail to Martha O’Donovan, a US citizen who was detained last week after being ac...
Nov 9 2017 12:15 pm
Manus Island: Authorities must not use force to remove refugees
Responding to a notice issued by Papua New Guinea (PNG) authorities this morning at the Lombrum detention centre on Manus Island stating that refugees must leave the centre by November 11 or be forcib...
Nov 9 2017 11:17 am
Egypt: proposed new law criminalising same-sex relations could see long prison sentences
‘Deeply discriminatory’ bill comes after rainbow flag LGBTI crackdown, with at least 75 arrested Those convicted could be jailed for 15 years Authorities could publicly ‘shame’ those jailed by publish...
Nov 8 2017 12:49 pm
China: Pro-democracy writer Yang Tongyan latest prisoner of conscience to die while on medical parole
The death yesterday of Chinese writer and government critic Yang Tongyan underlines an alarming lack of accountability over the deaths of activists released on medical parole, Amnesty International sa...
Nov 7 2017 2:33 pm
Scotland: First Minister's apology to gay men convicted of historical sexual offences a 'positive step'
Responding to news that Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s First Minister, will formally apologise to gay men convicted of sexual offences that are no longer illegal, Kate Nevens, Amnesty International’s Sco...
Nov 7 2017 11:27 am
Manus Island: 'Cruel' court ruling risks refugee tragedy
Critical services - including food, water and medical treatment - must be restored to the more than 600 refugees and vulnerable men inside Lombrum detention centre on Manus Island before a major trage...
Nov 6 2017 11:14 am
Landmark UK surveillance case to be heard in Strasbourg tomorrow
The European Court of Human Rights will hear a landmark case on surveillance tomorrow (7 November) as part of a challenge to the lawfulness of the UK’s surveillance laws and its intelligence agencies’...