If Magic and sorcery were real….

If magic and sorcery were real, it would be classed as terrorism. There would be no schools for magicians, no ministry of magic. Think about it for a second. Imagine…

Turkey: Weaponizing Counterterrorism: Turkey exploits terrorism financing assessment to target civil society

The government of Turkey has exploited a 2019 Financial Action Task Force (FATF) assessment report to supplement its arsenal of counterterrorism laws, many of which are routinely used to target…

Hong Kong: Apple Daily raid, arrests a brazen attack on press freedom

Responding to the arrest of five senior executives and the seizing of journalistic material during a police raid on Hong Kong media outlet Apple Daily this morning, Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific…

Belarus: Medical workers witnessing painful human toll of reprisals, paying high personal price

Belarusian health workers who participated in anti-government demonstrations or spoke out against official accounts of protesters’ deaths and injuries, are facing brutal reprisals from the authorities, Amnesty International said today…

Europe: Plan of Action – Twenty steps to protect people on the move along the central Mediterranean route

This action plan includes 20 recommendations from Amnesty International, ECRE and Human Rights Watch for EU institutions and member states, to protect people on the move along the central Mediterranean…

Myanmar: As Aung San Suu Kyi goes on trial, ASEAN’s indecision is enabling military rampage

• Aung San Suu Kyi faces seven charges and decades in prison as the UN General Assembly sets to vote on a landmark resolution on Myanmar. • Since the coup,…

Hungary: Dark day for LGBTI rights as homophobic and transphobic law adopted

Responding to the adoption of an anti-LGBTI proposal that bans education and advertising that is deemed to “popularize” or even depict, consensual same-sex conduct or the affirming of one’s gender to…

KURDISTAN REGION OF IRAQ: AUTHORITIES MUST END PROTESTS-RELATED REPRESSION

Authorities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) must put an end to their ongoing crackdown of protests by way of arbitrary arrests and harassment, and they should immediately release…

Nepal: Oxygen, vaccines and essential medical supplies urgently needed amid devastating Covid-19 wave 

Nepal’s politicians must set aside their differences and take decisive action in the coming weeks to save thousands of lives as the country endures a deadly second wave of Covid-19,…

Nepal: "Struggling to breathe": The second wave of Covid-19 in Nepal

Nepal is facing a public health crisis since April 2021 as the second wave of Covid-19 in the country wreaks havoc on its fragile health care system. Immediate action is…

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