UK: Sister of Alaa Abd el-Fattah to stage sit-in at Foreign Office

The sister of a UK national jailed in Egypt will begin a sit-in outside the Foreign Office in central London this week calling for the Foreign Secretary James Cleverly to urgently meet the family to explain what the Government is doing to secure their relative’s release. Alaa Abd el-Fattah, 40, a prominent human rights activist and […] The post UK: Sister of Alaa Abd el-Fattah to stage sit-in at Foreign Office appeared first on Amnesty International.

Myanmar: First executions in decades mark atrocious escalation in state repression

Responding to reports that Myanmar’s military authorities have carried out executions for the first time since the late 1980s, Amnesty International’s Regional Director Erwin van der Borght said:   “These executions amount to arbitrary deprivation of lives and are another example of Myanmar’s atrocious human rights record. The four men were convicted by a military court […] The post Myanmar: First executions in decades mark atrocious escalation in state repression appeared first on Amnesty International.