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Amnesty ‘horrified’ at force used against Polish protesters

Amnesty International said it was “horrified” at Polish authorities’ “excessive” force against protesters this week – including the use of tear gas. The human rights...

Turkey must consider ‘foul play’ in probe into Briton’s death, says Amnesty

Amnesty International has called for an “exhaustive” investigation into the death of a British civil defence worker who fell from a balcony in Istanbul...

Hundreds celebrate Istanbul Pride despite march being banned for fifth year

Activists gathered in Istanbul to promote rights for gay and transgender people before police dispersed the crowd at a pride event that Turkish authorities...

Conditions in northwest Syria ‘at crisis point’, aid groups say

Dozens of international aid groups have warned that humanitarian conditions in Syria's north west have reached a new "crisis point", as government troops push...

EU urged to raise growing human rights concerns in planned talks with Turkey

Activists have called for the European Union to use a meeting with the Turkish foreign minister to urge the release of human rights workers...

Amnesty International claims IS welded residents’ doors to prevent escape in Mosul

A new report by Amnesty International uncovers the horrifying scale of death, injury and suffering of civilians trapped in the battle for west Mosul. The...

Turkey charges Amnesty International chief with membership of ‘terror’ group

Amnesty International's chairman in Turkey has been arrested on charges of membership of a terror group, the country's official news agency said. Anadolu news agency...

Amnesty calls new law in Egypt a death sentence for human rights groups

A new law ratified by Egypt's president that imposes harsh restrictions on non-governmental organisations could be a "death sentence" for human rights groups in...

European anti-terror powers ’eroding human rights’

European counter-terrorism measures have been eroding basic human rights throughout the continent over the past two years, Amnesty International said. The group’s report echoed what...

Amnesty: Beatings and sleep deprivation among methods of torture still used by China

China has failed to live up to its obligations to comply with an international convention against torture, according to a report by Amnesty International. A...

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