Category - Amnesty International

  • February 21, 2017

    Amnesty International has reminded all political parties in Northern Ireland  that abortion reform is unfinished business and must be an urgent priority after the Assembly election, and in any political talks that follow.

  • February 16, 2017

    The authorities in Bahrain must refrain from using excessive force against protesters, Amnesty International has urged, as mass protests took place to mark the sixth anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising.

  • February 7, 2017

    A new Amnesty International report published today has exposed the "cold-blooded killing of thousands of defenceless prisoners" in a Syrian government jail where an estimated 13,000 people have been hanged in the past five years, and where mass hangings of up to 50 people at a time occur every week, sometimes twice a week.

  • February 3, 2017

    The Iranian authorities must immediately stop the execution of a man arrested for a crime committed when he was 17 years old, said Amnesty International, ahead of his scheduled execution on 11 February 2017.

  • January 26, 2017

    Amnesty International has responded to president Trump's executive order on advancing the completion of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.

  • January 20, 2017

    As Donald Trump prepares to take the oath of office to become the next president of the United States later today, Amnesty International is pressing him and his administration to protect human rights in the USA and abroad.

  • January 19, 2017

    A rally will be held in Belfast on Saturday 21 January, as part of a wave of international action timed to take place on the first day of Donald Trump's Presidency.

  • January 16, 2017

    Amnesty International has responded  to the execution yesterday of three men accused of killing three police officers in Bahrain.

  • January 12, 2017

    On the eve of the 15th anniversary of the first detainees arriving at the detention facility at the US naval base at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba, Amnesty International warned that the fate of the remaining detainees must not be left in the hands of the incoming president, Donald Trump.

  • January 5, 2017

    The UK should halt all arms exports to Iraq unless it can demonstrate that it has reliable safeguards against British weaponry ending up in the hands of Iraqi government-supported Shia militias with a grisly track record of human rights abuses, said Amnesty International today.