Feb 11 2019 2:38 pm
Myanmar: Fresh evidence of new violations during military operations in Rakhine State
Military blocking access to food and indiscriminately shelling villages Army units responsible for past atrocities involved in operations More than 5,000 civilians displaced since December “The Myanma...
Feb 11 2019 2:21 pm
Thailand: 'Victory for people power' as refugee footballer will not be extradited
Responding to news that footballer Hakeem Ali al-Araibi will not be extradited to Bahrain, Senior Director of Global Operations, Amnesty International’s Minar Pimple, said: “This was a baseless and cy...
Feb 9 2019 8:21 am
Zimbabwe: ‘most brutal tactics imaginable’ used by authorities to crush fuel-hike protests - new report
Amnesty research documents the Zimbabwean authorities’ brutal crackdown against recent protests over fuel prices Killings, reports of rape by military personnel and widespread arbitrary arrests of man...
Feb 8 2019 7:20 pm
Iran: guards use firearms and tear gas in raid against protest in women’s prison
Reports that prisoners needed hospital treatment as a result of tear gas Responding to reports that Iranian prison guards in riot gear beat prisoners and used tear gas, firearms and pepper spray durin...
Feb 7 2019 5:49 pm
Algeria: activist jailed for holding anti-president placard
Hadj Ghermoul arrested for Facebook photo showing him holding ‘No to a fifth term in office’ sign opposing fifth presidential term for veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika ‘It is completely absurd that...
Feb 6 2019 1:13 pm
Decision not to jail Stansted 15 'a relief, but not enough'
‘They remain convicted of an offence which simply doesn’t fit their actions and this trial could have a dangerous chilling effect on peaceful protest in this country’ - Kate Allen Amnesty Internationa...
Feb 6 2019 10:42 am
Thailand: Vietnamese journalist 'seized at a shopping centre'
Responding to the announcement by Radio Free Asia that one of their contributors, Truong Duy Nhat, was reportedly abducted in the city of Bangkok in Thailand, Amnesty’s Senior Director for Global Oper...
Feb 6 2019 8:42 am
Hakeem al-Araibi: Thai government 'shirking responsibility' by detaining footballer
Responding to the Thai government’s statement asking Bahrain and Australia to find a “mutually agreeable solution” in the case of Hakeem al-Araibi, Dr Graham Thom, Refugee Coordinator for Amnesty Inte...
Feb 6 2019 12:00 am
UAE arming militias in Yemen with weapons from Western countries - new investigation
Militias with atrocious human rights records seen wielding weaponry from Western countries including US, UK and Belgium Since outbreak of Yemeni conflict, Western countries have supplied UAE with at l...
Feb 5 2019 1:12 pm
Russia: verdict due in trial of first Jehovah's Witness arrested under new clampdown
Verdict in trial of Danish national Dennis Christensen expected tomorrow Supreme Court ruled in 2017 that all Jehovah’s Witnesses groups in Russia should be closed down 175,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses at...