Amnesty International

Qin Yongmin, a prominent Chinese political campaigner

Qin Yongmin, a prominent Chinese political campaigner was sentenced to 13 years in jail on Wednesday, a court in central China said. “It’s appalling to see such a heavy sentence imposed on a veteran activist who just exercised his freedom of expression just a day after we see some hope in Liu Xia’s case,” Amnesty International China researcher Patrick Poon said.Read More →

Marielle Franco - Brazil News

“We appreciate the seriousness with which the investigation has been conducted and we hope that it carries on like that until we get a concrete answer, not just for the family but for the entire world. We need to keep fighting,” added Marielle Franco’s mother, Marinete da Silva.Read More →

Ahed Tamimi Palestinian Activist

Ahed Tamimi was arrested on 19 December 2017 after her mother, Nariman Tamimi, also a prominent activist, posted the footage of her altercation with Israeli soldiers online. Nariman Tamimi was arrested later that day, while Ahed’s cousin, Nour Tamimi, was arrested the following morning.Read More →

Amnesty International - Amnesty NEWS

Responding to a spate of killings in Nigeria over the past week by herdsmen, ethnic militias and cult groups which have left dozens dead across parts of Benue, Kaduna, Rivers and Taraba States, the Director of Amnesty International Nigeria, Osai Ojigho, in a statement expressed disappointment that no one has been brought to book. According to him, the government must make better use of its resources to bring the perpetrators to justice.Read More →

Amnesty International - Amnesty NEWS

Patrick Corrigan, Amnesty International’s Northern Ireland Programme Director, said: “Amnesty is deeply concerned at reports that potentially crucial evidence of possible human rights violations in Northern Ireland and elsewhere is being allowed to vanish from The National Archives. Victims of human rights abuses in Northern Ireland have a right to full disclosure of what happened to them and their loved ones at the hands of the state.Read More →