News Releases

3 Things Amnesty International Has Seen in in Ferguson That Worry Us

27 November 2014

Amnesty International USA deployed a team of human rights observers to Ferguson, Missouri to monitor protests and law enforcement response in the wake of a grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Amnesty International USA: Ferguson, the World is Watching

26 November 2014

Following the announcement that the St. Louis County Grand Jury decided not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown, Amnesty International USA deployed a team of human rights observers to Ferguson to monitor protests and law enforcement response. 

Campaign targets violence and discrimination against women and girls

25 November 2014

Amnesty International supporters worldwide today join the 16 Days against Gender Violence campaign to challenge violence and discrimination against women and girls, including the denial of sexual and reproductive rights. 

UK/Ireland: Landmark ‘hooded men’ torture case should be re-opened

24 November 2014

Allegations that the UK government sanctioned the use of torture and ill-treatment in Northern Ireland in the 1970s should be re-examined by the European Court of Human Rights and subject to a new independent investigation.

Turkey: Border abuses and destitution aggravating plight of Syrian refugees

20 November 2014

The international community’s failure to deal with the growing number of Syrian refugees fleeing into Turkey has led to a crisis of unprecedented proportions with refugees facing push-backs and live fire at the border and hundreds of thousands living in destitution, said Amnesty International in a new report published today. 

New tool for spy victims to detect government surveillance

20 November 2014

A new tool to enable journalists and human rights defenders to scan their computers for known surveillance spyware has been released today by Amnesty International and a coalition of human rights and technology organisations. 

Gambia must stop wave of homophobic arrests and torture

19 November 2014

The arrest, detention and torture of eight people since the beginning of the month as part of a crackdown on “homosexuality” by the Gambian authorities reveals the shocking scale of state-sponsored homophobia, Amnesty International said. 

Israel/OPT: Killing of worshippers at synagogue an ‘abhorrent attack’

18 November 2014

Armed men who attacked worshippers at a synagogue in West Jerusalem killing four Israelis and injuring eight this morning have displayed an utter contempt for fundamental principles of humanity, said Amnesty International.  

G20 leaders must announce and deliver on concrete actions to stop Ebola

15 November 2014

Leaders of the G20 states gathering this week-end in Australia must act immediately to ensure all the personnel, equipment and funding required to halt the Ebola outbreak are made available without any discrimination, a number of leading international non-governmental organisations said today. 

Scores of Syrian and Palestinian refugees at imminent risk of deportation from Egypt

14 November 2014

The Egyptian authorities must immediately release and refrain from deporting at least 66 refugees from Syria and Gaza, including a number of children, who are unlawfully detained in the country, said Amnesty International.