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Apr 12 2019 6:00 pm
USA: ban on trans people in military is 'shameful step backward'
Discriminatory measure comes into force today In response to President Trump’s transgender military ban going into effect today, Tarah Demant, Amnesty International USA’s Gender, Sexuality and Identit...
Apr 12 2019 2:59 pm
Afghanistan: ICC refusal to authorise investigation 'a shocking abandonment of victims'
The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) decision not to authorise an investigation into crimes committed in Afghanistan under international law marks a shocking abandonment of victims and will furthe...
Apr 12 2019 2:03 pm
Brunei: Claims of 'preventative' stoning and amputation laws are callous and reckless
Responding to reports that Brunei’s foreign minister, Erywan Yusof, has claimed that the punishments contained in the country’s newly-introduced Shariah Penal Code are ‘preventive’, Stephen Cockburn,...
Apr 12 2019 1:22 pm
USA: asylum pushbacks into Mexico are 'illegal'
Amnesty experts observed 28 asylum cases in San Diego earlier this week Courts have recently struck down the controversial ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy ‘I don’t feel safe to be here’ - Honduran man pushe...
Apr 11 2019 5:42 pm
Domestic Abuse Bill: Human Rights Committee raises serious concerns
Amnesty International has welcomed a letter from the Joint Committee on Human Rights to the UK Government sent today (11 April), raising serious concerns about current shortfalls in the draft Domestic...
Apr 11 2019 5:39 pm
Julian Assange should not be extradited to USA
If Sweden pursues extradition over rape allegation, there should be assurances over not sending Assange to USA Following the arrest of the WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy...
Apr 11 2019 5:16 pm
Sudan: military authorities must break with al-Bashir's 'deeply repressive' rule
Amnesty International calls on the Sudanese authorities to turn al-Bashir over to the International Criminal Court Responding to the ousting of Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir in a military coup foll...
Apr 11 2019 9:35 am
South Korea: top court orders abortion law reform in historic victory for women's rights
Country’s highly restrictive abortion laws to be reformed by end of 2020 Spotlight on UK Government to reform Northern Ireland abortion law as UK slips “further and further behind on women’s rights” –...
Apr 10 2019 5:42 pm
UAE: health fears for hunger-striking human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor
Award-winning human rights defender is more than three weeks into protest at his unjust ten-year jail sentence ‘Ahmed Mansoor should never have been tried and imprisoned in the first place’ - Lynn Maa...
Apr 10 2019 1:12 pm
West Bank: Airbnb's decision on listings in illegal Israeli settlements is 'deeply shameful'
Travel company announced last year it would remove listings ‘at the core of the dispute between Israelis and Palestinians’ Move ‘exposes the hollowness of their claims to be a company that values huma...