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Oct 12 2021 11:59 pm
UK: letter to Premier League calls for urgent human rights meeting after Saudi-Newcastle deal

Amnesty UK CEO writes to Richard Masters offering to discuss new human rights-compliant Owners’ and Directors’ test Move comes as Government conducts review of corporate governance in English football...

Oct 12 2021 11:55 am
UK: Warning over 'unprecedented programme of rights reduction'

Amnesty International has issued a stark warning over an “unprecedented programme of rights reversal” by the Government as it launched a week-long campaign to prevent what it calls “a raid on rights”...

Oct 11 2021 6:02 pm
Iran: authorities set to execute man deemed 'mature' at 17

Arman Abdolali, now 25, judged ‘mentally mature’ partly on the basis that the body of his alleged victim was never found Courts ignored claims he was tortured into ‘confessing’ after months of...

Oct 11 2021 4:54 pm
China: UN inaction over atrocities against Muslims in Xinjiang condemned

The international community must strongly condemn the ongoing serious human rights violations in China’s Xinjiang and pave the way for justice and accountability, Amnesty International said today in...

Oct 8 2021 4:18 pm
Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov's Nobel Peace prize win is a victory for press freedom

Responding to journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov winning the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of their fight for freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia respectively, Agnès...

Oct 8 2021 12:25 pm
Turkey: Pride participants acquitted in 'victory for justice'

Responding to today’s decision by Ankara Criminal Court to acquit 18 students and an academic who were prosecuted for taking part in a campus-based Pride parade in May 2019, Massimo Moratti, Amnesty...

Oct 7 2021 6:50 pm
Poland: Top court ruling against primacy of EU law 'another dark for justice' in the country

EU Court has played an important role in safeguarding Polish judges against a mounting attack on judicial independence In response to Poland’s court ruling today that some EU laws conflict with the...

Oct 7 2021 11:59 am
UK: Saudi-backed bid for Newcastle United must prompt football ownership rule changes

Deal has long been regarded as attempt to sportswash Saudi Arabia’s human rights record Renewed call for Premier League to introduce a human rights-compliant owners’ and directors’ test ‘An...

Oct 7 2021 12:01 am
Tech: Togo activist targeted by Indian-made spyware linked to cyber-mercenaries

New investigation links Donot Team attacks and Innefu Labs, a cybersecurity company based in India First time Donot Team linked to cyberattacks on activists outside South Asia Spyware-loaded emails...

Oct 6 2021 11:18 am
Actor Sunetra Sarker joins Amnesty's book club to inspire activism in children in Liverpool

Amnesty International UK’s book club of monthly stories and activities encourage children to dream big and help shape a fairer world 83% of British children aged 8-15 said they know little or nothing...