Supporters celebrate as #Stansted15 avoid jail time
Activists arrested after chaining themselves to a deportation flight are likely to receive suspended sentences and community service
- Activists were arrested under anti-terrorism legislation after disrupting a deportation flight in March 2017
- The defendants attracted the support of civil liberties campaigners and critics of UK Government immigration policy
- The Stansted 15 have called for their convictions to be quashed in a public statement
Amnesty International: UK Government must “change tack” after apologising to just 18 members of the Windrush generation
The human rights organisation has questioned whether the Home Office has “a realistic grasp on all the people it has wrongly detained and removed”
A FORMAL APOLOGY from the UK Government to a mere 18 members of the Windrush generation who are believed to have been wrongfully removed or detained has been met with concern from Amnesty International, which has described the government’s approach as narrowly focused and “worrying”.
UK Government refuses to confirm renewal of death penalty opposition as US executions loom
Westminster debate follows revelation that the UK would not seek a ‘death penalty assurance’ from the US for two accused Islamic State members
THE UK GOVERNMENT has failed to confirm that the UK’s opposition to the death penalty would be renewed as a policy, during a House of Commons debate on Monday [23 July] spurred by the potential execution in the US of two British terror suspects.
As famine threatens Yemen following Saudi offensive on Hodeidah, campaigners demand UK ends its complicity
Ahead of new Amnesty report on humanitarian crisis in Yemen, former cabinet secretary says that the UK Government is “on the side of the perpetrator”
AS the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen continues its assault on the rebel-held port city of Hodeidah, the UK Government faces fresh pressure to end its complicity in the conflict and cease UK arms to Saudi Arabia.
First minister and MSPs speak out on online abuse as report exposes 'Toxic Twitter'
New Amnesty International research says Twitter is a “toxic place for women”
NEW RESEARCH by Amnesty International reveals the endemic nature of abuse and threats of violence directed at women on Twitter, particularly those who are politicians, journalists or other public figures, or who speak out on issues like sexism.
Use of torture by British authorities in Northern Ireland "cannot be denied", says Amnesty International
The European Court of Human Rights has refused to revise its 1978 conclusion that the UK subjected 14 ‘hooded men’ to torture
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL has condemned a new ruling from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) concluding that British authorities did not engage in torture during the troubles in Northern Ireland.
Amnesty International condemns Spain over Catalan repression
During Catalan referendum, rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly were “disproportionately restricted”, says Amnesty report
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, the human rights non-governmental organisation, has noted a number of serious human rights violations in Spain and Catalonia as a result of the actions of the Spanish Government and Spanish authorities during 2017’s Catalan independence referendum.
MPs urged to vote to keep refugee families together
Amnesty International action week to rally support for Refugee Family Reunion Bill
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL is calling on supporters to write to MPs as part of a week of action to drum up support for SNP MP Angus MacNeil’s Refugee Family Reunion Bill.
The member’s bill, which MPs will have the chance to vote for on 16 March, would change rules which currently prevent refugee children from bringing their families with them to the UK.
LGBTI event to discuss what Scotland can do for the international community
Campaigner wants Scotland to lead the way on the international stage on LGBTI rights
AN EVENT created to raise awareness of the struggles of LGBTI communities throughout the world will be held in Glasgow.
The Equality Network (EN) will host "An International Scotland?" on Thursday 7 September at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Sauchiehall Street from 6.30 - 8.30pm.
The informal discussion will focus on the struggles of LGBTI communities in countries where same sex activity is still illegal.