Syria: Turkish war crimes

.     Syria: Damning evidence of war crimes and other violations by Turkish forces and their allies 18 October 2019, 00:01 UTC Turkish military forces and a coalition of Turkey-backed Syrian armed groups have displayed a shameful disregard for civilian life, carrying out serious violations and war crimes, including summary killings and unlawful attacks […]

Amnesty International: Julian Assange must not be extradited to the USA

.     Julian Assange must not be extradited to the USA 11 April 2019, 18:46 UTC Following the announcement of Julian Assange’s arrest, and request for extradition to the United States, Massimo Moratti, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Research in Europe, said: “Amnesty International calls on the UK to refuse to extradite or send […]

Saudi Arabia: New wave of arrests and travel bans latest assault on freedom of expression

.   Saudi Arabia: New wave of arrests and travel bans latest assault on freedom of expression 5 April 2019, 15:13 UTC Responding to reports that the Saudi Arabian authorities have arrested at least seven individuals, some of whom are journalists, writers and academics, Amnesty International’s Middle East Director of Research Lynn Maalouf said: “Those […]

Poland: EU action important step to protect judges from political interference

.     Poland: EU action important step to protect judges from political interference 3 April 2019, 17:16 UTC Responding to a decision by the European Commission to launch an infringement procedure to protect judges in Poland from political control, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Europe, Massimo Moratti said: “Today’s decision draws an important line in […]