Category - protest

  • 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 6, 2017

    UK authorities trained Bahrain’s police how to gather intelligence on protestors, and then tried to cover up the scheme, the international human rights group Reprieve has found. The project took place after protestors in the Gulf kingdom were rounded up and sentenced to death.

  • January 20, 2017

    The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament is set to protest outside the US embassy today to demand an end to Donald Trump's arms race, coinciding with his presidential inauguration. Thousands are expected as part of a series of co-ordinated protests.

  • September 2, 2016

    Voicing deep concerns about the unfolding electoral crisis in Gabon, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday called for restraint and the upholding of international standards of human rights there. He  expressed UN support for a transparent verification of its recent presidential election results.

  • May 25, 2016

    A District Judge has refused to allow the Crown Prosecution Service to appeal against the acquittal of eight anti-arms trade activists who were charged with blockading the DSEI arms fair in London last September. The CPS application to appeal was refused on the basis it was "frivolous" and "misconceived".

  • May 23, 2016

    Supporters of action against climate change are invited to gather in front of Hammersmith Magistrates Court at 9am on Tuesday 31 May 2016 for prayer and vigil as five Christian climate activists go on trial for whitewashing the walls of the Department for Energy and Climate Change

  • January 26, 2016

    A protester who was under 18 at the time of the alleged offences for which he was convicted was among the 47 people executed in a single day in Saudi Arabia earlier this year, research by international human rights organisation Reprieve has found.

  • January 19, 2016

    First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon will address a major anti-nuclear weapons demo in central London next month alongside trades union and party leaders.

  • January 8, 2016

    Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince has used his first major interview since taking office to defend the country’s recent mass execution, claiming that human rights are ‘important’ to his government.

  • January 3, 2016

    The Saudi Arabian authorities have demonstrated their utter disregard for human rights and life by executing 47 people in a single day, says Amnesty International.