Aug 1 2018 6:40 pm
USA: Trump's reported 25,000 refugee cap would put people in 'grave danger'
USA has accepted fewer than 20,000 refugees in current fiscal year ‘The Administration’s policies are denying thousands of refugees a chance at a new life’ - Ryan Mace Responding to reports that Donal...
Aug 1 2018 5:29 pm
Saudi Arabia: two more women's rights activists arrested
Samar Badawi, sister of jailed blogger Raif Badawi, and Nassima al-Sada detained earlier this week ‘This unprecedented level of persecution of human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia is a disturbing si...
Aug 1 2018 2:34 pm
Google acceptance of China's extreme censorship would be 'dark day for internet freedom'
‘It is impossible to see how such a move is compatible with Google’s ‘Do the right thing’ motto’ – Patrick Poon Responding to a report in The Intercept that Google is allegedly developing a search eng...
Aug 1 2018 11:36 am
Diary notice: Ged Killen MP to call for Westminster to deliver on marriage equality in Belfast Pride speech
EVENT: THURSDAY 02 AUGUST 2018 ‘When I take off from Glasgow Airport I am a married man, but when I step off the plane in Belfast my marriage will no longer be recognised under Northern Irish law’ – G...
Aug 1 2018 11:21 am
Denmark: Discriminatory face veil ban comes into effect
As a new law banning the wearing of face coverings in public comes into force in Denmark, Fotis Filippou, Amnesty International’s Deputy Europe Director, said: “All women should be free to dress as th...
Aug 1 2018 12:01 am
Amnesty staff targeted with malicious spyware over 'Washington Saudi protest'
Attack seems to be part of a surveillance campaign used to spy on human rights defenders worldwide and prevent their vital work “We believe that this was a deliberate attempt to infiltrate Amnesty by...
Jul 31 2018 1:58 pm
China: 30 people detained at pro-union factory protest must be released
‘Instead of trying to silence the protesters, the authorities should address the underlying allegations of abusive working conditions’ - Patrick Poon Amnesty International today condemned the arrest o...
Jul 30 2018 5:27 pm
Glastonbury 'One Love' reggae festival will support Amnesty's human rights work
Performers at the 31 August-2 September event include Mighty Diamonds, Mad Professor, Jerry Dammers and Don Letts ‘Reggae has a long history of supporting human rights issues’ - Kerry Moscogiuri Amnes...
Jul 30 2018 11:00 am
Manus Island: Inquest finds death of asylum seeker 'completely preventable'
“Australian government must end this inhumane system for good” - Kate Schuetze A Queensland Coroner has today ruled that the tragic death of Iranian asylum seeker Hamid Khazaei from an infection acqui...
Jul 29 2018 7:45 am
Israel: Ahed Tamimi's release welcomed but other Palestinian children languish in jail
Ahed’s father expresses fears for son, still detained in Israeli military prison ‘This is a day of relief, which we hope will blossom into happiness once this brutal military occupation is out of our...