Oct 11 2018 10:55 am
Australia: 'Wretched situation' for refugees on Nauru as health crisis escalates
In response to the urgent call made by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today for all refugees and asylum-seekers to be immediately evacuated from Nauru, Roshika Deo, Pacific Researcher at Amnesty Inter...
Oct 10 2018 1:02 pm
Myanmar: Journalists arrested in 'another alarming assault on press freedom'
Responding to the arrest of journalists Nayi Min, Kyaw Zaw Linn and Phyo Wai Win in Myanmar today, Tirana Hassan, Amnesty International's Director of Crisis Response, said: “These arrests are yet anot...
Oct 10 2018 7:10 am
Northern Ireland abortion: 75% of UK public want government to change law - new polls
65% of Northern Irish public believe having an abortion should not be a crime 78% of rest of UK believe that abortion in Northern Ireland should be decriminalised 83% of Great Britain think women in N...
Oct 9 2018 11:59 pm
World Day Against Death Penalty: powerful video shows horror for families
To coincide with World Day Against the Death Penalty today, Amnesty has released a powerful six-minute video showing the impact of the death penalty on families in Belarus, the only country in Europe...
Oct 7 2018 2:50 pm
South Sudan: Juba prison revolt underscores deep problems in justice system
Responding to a revolt in the Blue House National Security Service (NSS) detention facility in South Sudan’s capital Juba overnight, Sarah Jackson, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for...
Oct 5 2018 4:27 pm
Saudi Arabian authorities must disclose evidence over Istanbul disappearance
Past cases of dissidents being targeted overseas point to Saudi responsibility for Jamal Khashoggi’s mystery disappearance after consulate visit ‘If returned to Saudi Arabia, Jamal Khashoggi would be...
Oct 5 2018 12:52 pm
Vietnam: five more jailed in 'relentless crackdown' on freedom of speech
Thirteen people jailed in past five weeks for ‘crimes’ such as blogging and using Facebook More than 100 prisoners of conscience languishing in Vietnam’s jails Crackdown on peaceful dissent increasing...
Oct 5 2018 12:14 pm
Northern Ireland: 50 years on from civil rights march, new human rights warning
Fifty years on from the historic civil rights march in Derry / Londonderry, Amnesty International has warned that human rights are still being denied and are at further risk after Brexit. Amnesty has...
Oct 4 2018 2:37 pm
India: Expulsion of seven Rohingya men to Myanmar 'a dark day for human rights'
Seven Rohingya men were forcibly returned to Myanmar by the Indian government today, putting them at grave risk of being subjected to serious human rights violations, said Amnesty International India....
Oct 4 2018 11:31 am
Peru: Overturned Fujimori pardon shows 'crimes against humanity cannot go unpunished'
Amnesty International has welcomed a court’s decision to overturn the pardon granted to former President Alberto Fujimori in December last year. Erika Guevara-Rosas, Amnesty International’s Americas D...