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...
Oct 4 2018 9:54 am
Northern Ireland: High Court to decide if it will hear abortion law case
Case could find UK in violation of its human rights obligations Details: Belfast High Court, Friday 5 October. Sarah Ewart and Grainne Teggart will be at the Belfast High Court and available for react...
Oct 2 2018 4:35 pm
Iran: young Kurdish woman executed after unfair trial
Zeinab Sekaanvand hanged this morning despite being only 17 at time of alleged crime Sekaanvand was married at 15, suffered domestic abuse and reportedly endured torture during her police interrogatio...
Oct 2 2018 2:41 pm
Civil partnerships: PM should act now on marriage equality for Northern Ireland
Amnesty International has welcomed Theresa May’s announcement that all couples in England and Wales will be able to choose to have a civil partnership and called on her to end the block on marriage eq...
Oct 1 2018 6:59 am
Israel's planned demolition of Palestinian village today is a war crime
Khan al-Ahmar is home to 180 people from the Bedouin community, while its school provides education for 170 children from five different Bedouin communities ‘This act is not only heartless and discrim...