Jan 16 2018 3:36 pm
Yemen: release of well-known blogger Hisham al-Omeisy welcomed
Call on Huthi authorities to release other prisoners of conscience ‘Since 2016, Yemen has witnessed a surge in arbitrary arrests, detentions and enforced disappearances by Huthi forces’ - Samah Hadid...
Jan 16 2018 2:28 pm
Bangladesh: Returning Rohingya to Myanmar 'alarmingly premature'
Responding to an announcement by the Bangladesh Foreign Ministry today that it intends to repatriate all Rohingya refugees within two years, James Gomez, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for...
Jan 15 2018 12:00 am
Israel should release 16-year-old Palestinian activist, Ahed Tamimi
Ahed, who is due in court today, faces possible ten-year jail sentence ‘The footage of this incident shows that she posed no actual threat and that her punishment is blatantly disproportionate’ - Magd...
Jan 12 2018 3:36 pm
Sentenced journalist latest victim of Azerbaijan’s ‘repressive apparatus of fear’
Journalist Afgan Mukhtarli was sentenced to six years in prison today, following his arrest on trumped-up charges in Azerbaijan. Mukhtarli fled from Azerbaijan to Georgia in 2014 following fear of per...
Jan 12 2018 11:36 am
Tunisia: security forces must not 'inflame' tense situation as country prepares for more anti-austerity rallies
Eyewitnesses have told Amnesty that protester Khomsi el-Yerfeni, who died during Monday’s protest, was run over twice by a police car 'Unrest on Tunisia’s streets must not give the police a green ligh...
Jan 11 2018 12:48 pm
USA: renewed call for closure of 'cruel and degrading' Guantánamo on 16-year anniversary
41 detainees still at camp, including Toffiq al-Bihani, a Yemeni man held without charge or trial since early 2003 ‘This abominable detention facility must be shut down once and for all’ - Erika Gueva...
Jan 10 2018 6:11 pm
Myanmar army's admission over killings is 'only the tip of the iceberg'
Fresh call for UN Fact-Finding Mission to be given access to country ‘Such behaviour shows a contempt for human life which is simply beyond comprehension’ - James Gomez Following today’s admission by...
Jan 10 2018 1:29 pm
Iran: removal of death penalty for some drugs offences welcomed
‘If implemented properly, this long-overdue reform will spare hundreds from the gallows’ - Magdalena Mughrabi Responding to news that Iran will implement amended drugs laws and remove capital punishme...
Jan 10 2018 12:48 pm
Pakistan: Attack on journalist Taha Siddiqui this morning must be investigated
The attacks on Taha Siddiqui and other Pakistani journalists must be immediately and effectively investigated by the authorities, Amnesty International said today. Taha Siddiqui was driving to Islamab...
Jan 9 2018 6:12 pm
Iran: authorities must investigate five deaths in custody following protest crackdown
‘The shroud of secrecy and lack of transparency over what happened to these detainees is alarming’ - Magdalena Mughrabi The Iranian authorities must immediately investigate reports that at least five...