Amnesty International

Amnesty International

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights. Our vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. www.amnesty.org

10.09.2020

Julian Assange extradition hearing: Punishing the publisher

Julian Assange extradition hearing: Punishing the publisher

The last time I saw Julian Assange he looked tired and wan. Dressed neatly in casual business attire, the Wikileaks founder was sitting in a glass-enclosed dock, at the back of a courtroom adjoining Belmarsh high security prison in London, flanked by two prison officers. I had travelled from the… »

14.08.2020

Egypt: Survivors of sexual violence and online abuse among prosecuted women TikTok influencers

Egypt: Survivors of sexual violence and online abuse among prosecuted women TikTok influencers

The Egyptian authorities must immediately put an end to their crackdown on women TikTok influencers prosecuted on absurd charges of “indecency” and “violating family principles and values”, Amnesty International said today. Women who reported sexual assault, violations of their right to privacy and online abuse are among social media influencers… »

03.07.2020

In Turkey you speak the truth at your peril

In Turkey you speak the truth at your peril

By Nils Muiznieks, Amnesty International’s newly-appointed Europe Director “From the start, this has been a politically motivated trial aiming to silence those in the dock and send a message to the rest of society: fight for human rights or speak the truth at your peril.” The words of Idil Eser, former… »

22.05.2020

Hungary: Decision to strip trans people of the right to legal gender recognition is “step back into the dark ages”

Hungary: Decision to strip trans people of the right to legal gender recognition is “step back into the dark ages”

Following today’s vote in parliament on a new legislation that bans the legal recognition of transgender and intersex people in Hungary, Amnesty International’s Researcher, Krisztina Tamás-Sáróy said: “This decision pushes Hungary back towards the dark ages and tramples the rights of transgender and intersex people. It will not only expose… »

02.03.2020

Americas: States cracked down on asylum and the right to protest in 2019

Americas: States cracked down on asylum and the right to protest in 2019

As millions took to the streets to protest rampant violence, inequality, corruption and impunity, or were forced to flee their countries in search of safety, states across the Americas clamped down on the rights to protest and seek asylum last year with flagrant disregard for their obligations under domestic and… »

06.02.2020

UK: School children hand in 75,000-strong petition to reunite refugee families

UK: School children hand in 75,000-strong petition to reunite refugee families

A Families Together demonstration urging the Government to reunite child refugees with their parents took place at Westminster yesterday. Campaigners, school children from Oaklands Secondary School in London’s Bethnal Green, young refugees from the VOICES Network and Angus MacNeil MP held up large multi-coloured letters spelling out ‘FAMILIES BELONG TOGETHER’ before making their way to… »

07.12.2017

Australia approves marriage equality law

Australia approves marriage equality law

Legislation has passed the House of Representatives, and marriage equality is now a reality in Australia. LGBTQI Australians will see their relationships treated equally under the law, and with dignity and respect. This historic change will help shape a safer, more inclusive country for the next generation of LGBTQI kids. »

20.06.2013

Afghanistan: Talks with the Taliban must focus on justice and human rights

Afghanistan: Talks with the Taliban must focus on justice and human rights

Human rights, including women’s rights, must be integral to any peace deal with the Taliban said Amnesty International today as the USA announced that it was to start direct peace talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban armed group. The call comes as Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai announced that his country would boycott… »

10.05.2013

Zambia urged to release two men charged with same-sex sexual conduct

Zambia urged to release two men charged with same-sex sexual conduct

The Zambian authorities must immediately release two young men who have been denied bail after being arrested on charges of having sex “against the order of nature”, Amnesty International said. According to state media, police in Kapiri Mposhi in central Zambia on Monday arrested Phil Mubiana and James Mwansa, both… »

28.04.2013

Tunisia: Sentence against blogger upheld in new blow to free speech

Tunisia: Sentence against blogger upheld in new blow to free speech

The upholding of a sentence against a blogger jailed for “insulting Islam” is yet another blow to freedom of expression in Tunisia, Amnesty International said. Jabeur Mejri’s conviction was today upheld by the Court of Cassation. The blogger was sentenced in March 2012 to seven and a half years in… »

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