Feb 7 2020 12:35 pm
Pakistan: Public hangings are acts of 'unconscionable cruelty'
Responding to the adoption of a resolution in Pakistan’s lower house of parliament calling for public hangings for people convicted of sexual abuse and murder of children, Omar Waraich, Amnesty Intern...
Feb 7 2020 10:50 am
China: Death of coronavirus whistleblower doctor highlights human rights failings
Responding to the death of Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who was reprimanded by Wuhan police after he tried to issue the first warnings about the coronavirus, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty Internationa...
Feb 6 2020 10:47 am
China: Seven ways the coronavirus affects human rights
The outbreak of the coronavirus that started in the Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei province in late 2019 has now been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organisation (WHO). So far,...
Feb 5 2020 11:59 pm
Saudi Arabia: counter-terrorism court used to crush peaceful opposition - new report
Shia minority and human rights activists targeted by the Specialised Criminal Court Grossly unfair trials often involve ‘confessions’ extracted under torture ‘Our research gives the lie to the shiny n...
Feb 5 2020 3:12 pm
Central African Republic: killings and sexual violence continue despite peace agreement
‘One year after the peace agreement was signed, violence against civilians has not stopped’ - Alice Banens Two former heads of state have recently returned to the country and should be investigated fo...
Feb 5 2020 2:51 pm
Northern Ireland: first same-sex couple to marry 'overwhelmed' to be making history
Belfast couple ‘excited’ to have first same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland ‘It’s a big day for us, but an even bigger day for equal rights in Northern Ireland’ – Sharni Edwards Media opportunity: th...
Feb 5 2020 1:58 pm
UK: School children hand in 75,000-strong petition to reunite refugee families
Children, refugees, activists and MPs held a demo at Westminster before delivering petition to the Home Office ‘The new Government has stated that protecting vulnerable children remains their priority...
Feb 4 2020 12:36 pm
Keira Knightley joins UK-wide call to celebrate local human rights defenders
Keira Knightley calls on the UK public to nominate changemakers for first-ever Amnesty Brave Awards Enter now to celebrate inspirational human rights defenders in your community ‘No act is too small t...
Feb 4 2020 9:08 am
Peru: Unlawfully turning away Venezuelans seeking protection - new report
Peru denying entry to vulnerable Venezuelans, including older people and unaccompanied children Almost 4.8 million people have fled Venezuela in recent years Peru has the world’s largest population of...
Jan 31 2020 9:20 pm
USA: Efforts to revive Muslim ban are 'atrocious'. says Amnesty
Responding to reports that the Trump administration is expanding what has become known as the Muslim ban, which President Trump signed during his first week in office, Margaret Huang, Amnesty Internat...