Feb 12 2018 2:52 pm
Pakistan: Asma Jahangir leaves behind a powerful human rights legacy
Asma Jahangir was a brave champion of human rights who leaves behind a powerful legacy, Amnesty International said today, following the 66-year-old Pakistani lawyer’s sudden death in Lahore on Sunday....
Feb 9 2018 5:33 pm
Egypt: fears that leading opposition figure has been 'disappeared' after raid on home
Mohamed al-Kassas hasn’t been seen since security forces raided his home last night ‘We are deeply concerned that Mohamed al-Kassas might have been forcibly disappeared and subjected to torture’ - Naj...
Feb 8 2018 5:41 pm
Ethiopia: journalist Eskinder Nega among 746 to be released
He was arrested after writing about the Arab Spring, jailed for 18 years and named a ‘prisoner of conscience’ by Amnesty ‘He should not have spent a single day behind bars’ - Sarah Jackson Commenting...
Feb 8 2018 1:40 pm
Philippines: ICC's new investigation into drug killings is 'a crucial moment' for justice
Since Duterte launched a nation-wide ‘war on drugs’, thousands of alleged drug offenders have been killed in a massive wave of extrajudicial executions Responding to today’s news that the prosecutor o...
Feb 8 2018 12:01 am
UK: Labour MPs visit Belfast to discuss abortion law reform
Amnesty International and the Family Planning Association will today host a delegation of Labour MPs in Belfast, led by Shadow Secretary of State Owen Smith, as they meet with key individuals and orga...
Feb 7 2018 4:33 pm
Iran: three human rights activists on hunger strike after two transferred to notorious jail
Shahr-e Rey prison is a disused chicken farm with no safe drinking water and a reputation for inmate and staff violence Stoning story writer Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee and anti-death penalty campaigner At...
Feb 7 2018 2:42 pm
Cambodia: Supreme Court upholds 'deeply flawed' conviction against land activist
Reacting to the news that the Cambodian Supreme Court today upheld the conviction and 30-month prison sentence for land rights activist Tep Vanny, Amnesty International's Director for Southeast Asia a...
Feb 7 2018 12:48 pm
Vic Godard covers collection issued for Amnesty International
‘We ended up with … a collection of songs that goes back to the very first Vic cover by Orange Juice, to the very latest from Blue Orchids’ - Joe Mckechnie A new collection of Vic Godard cover songs h...
Feb 7 2018 12:25 pm
Myanmar: new evidence of ongoing ethnic cleansing as military abducts, starves and robs Rohingya
The Myanmar security forces’ devastating campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya in Rakhine State is far from over, Amnesty International said today, as it published fresh evidence of ongoin...
Feb 6 2018 5:36 pm
Syria: witness testimony reveals details of chemical weapons attack on Saraqeb
‘They couldn’t breathe, they were coughing non-stop, they had red eyes and some were vomiting severely’ - nurse describing victims Amnesty International has gathered testimony which strongly points to...