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Sep 2 2021 1:46 pm
Lebanon: authorities must not send six recently-arrested Syrians back to Syria

The six men were arrested after collecting their passports from the Syrian embassy Five of the men are from Daraa, where intense fighting is ongoing ‘No part of Syria is safe for returns, and these...

Sep 1 2021 5:11 pm
Angelina Jolie and Amnesty publish hard-hitting book on children's rights

Angelina Jolie and Amnesty International have joined forces to create a powerful resource for children and young people to learn about their rights, with the publication today (2 September) of a hard...

Sep 1 2021 3:57 pm
USA: new law banning abortions in Texas after six weeks condemned

Supreme Court declined to intervene despite emergency petition from Texas abortion clinics ‘What is at stake with this law and those like it is the human right of people to control their own bodies’ -...

Sep 1 2021 12:33 pm
UK: Government must invest in all refugees fleeing persecution

Responding to a Government announcement that former Afghan staff and family members eligible for the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy will be given indefinite leave to remain in the UK, Steve...

Aug 31 2021 2:32 pm
Russia: European Court ruling in Estemirova case exposes 'cynical inaction' of authorities

Natalia Estemirova, investigator for NGO Memorial in Chechnya, murdered in 2009 No-one held responsible and human rights violations - including ‘gay purge’ - continue unabated in Chechnya ‘The...

Aug 31 2021 12:13 pm
USA/Afghanistan: there must be accountability for deadly drone strike

Ten members of same family - including six children - reportedly killed in Sunday’s attack on residential district in Kabul ‘It is unconscionable that the Biden administration continues airstrikes in...

Aug 27 2021 10:54 am
Tunisia: unlawful travel plans placed on those critical of presidential power grab

At least 50 people placed under unlawful travel bans - new research Those subjected to bans include judges, civil servants, businessmen and an MP ‘Even under exceptional circumstances a person should...

Aug 26 2021 3:11 pm
Afghanistan: Evacuation deadline must be extended amid Taliban reprisal threats

The Taliban and the international community must urgently reach an agreement to extend the 31 August deadline for completing evacuations out of Afghanistan, Amnesty International said today, to help...

Aug 26 2021 2:07 pm
UK: Latest figures show around half of Afghan asylum claims rejected by Home Office

Quarterly Home Office immigration statistics show that in year to June 2021, ​only 489 out of 1,089 Afghans ​granted protection Major backlog of 50,000 asylum cases still unresolved in the system...

Aug 26 2021 11:58 am
Northern Ireland: Concern at hate crime 'epidemic' as PSNI report figures rise

Eight hate crimes or incidents reported to PSNI every day Racism, sectarianism and homophobia all reported on the increase Amnesty International has expressed concern at new figures that show a...