The Indian government must immediately stop its escalating crackdown on protesters, farming leaders and journalists, amid ongoing nationwide demonstrations against three recently introduced farm laws, Amnesty International said today.
Hong Kong: New national security guidelines on schools further stifle freedom of expression on campus
Responding to Hong Kong’s Education Bureau (EDB) announcing its new guidelines and curriculum in relation to safeguarding national security, Amnesty international Hong Kong’s Programme Manager Lam Cho Ming said:
Myanmar: UN special session welcome first step, but concrete action required
Responding to the announcement today that the UN Human Rights Council will hold a special session on Myanmar on 11 February, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for Research, Emerlynne Gil, said:
Russia: Aleksei Navalny given prison term while mass detention of his supporters leads to severe overcrowding and cruel and inhuman detention conditions
A court in Moscow has sentenced opposition activist and Kremlin critic Aleksei Navalny to two years and eight months in prison, amid a brutal crackdown on peaceful protests which saw at least 5,021 people detained on 31 January alone.
Ahead of the UN Security Council’s emergency closed meeting on Myanmar today, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director of Advocacy Sherine Tadros said:
“What we are witnessing in Myanmar didn’t just suddenly happen. You cannot leave perpetrators of grave crimes under international law on the loose and then act surprised when they trample human rights again.