Turkey

Turkish court overturns ruling to release Amnesty chair

Taner Kilic, head of Amnesty International Turkey, has been ordered to stay in pre-trial detention.

Turkish court overturns Taner Kilic release ruling

Amnesty International

Turkey releases Amnesty chairman Kilic

Taner Kilic was imprisoned over alleged connections to the Gulen movement, accused by Ankara of an attempted coup.

Turkish court orders release of Amnesty's Taner Kilic

Human Rights

Rohingya subjected to 'dehumanising apartheid'

Amnesty investigation reveals the dehumanising system of discrimination facing Rohingya inside Rakhine state.

Amnesty: Rohingya in Rakhine State live under apartheid

Human Rights

Amnesty Turkey's chairman to remain behind bars

Taner Kilic remanded in custody by court after release of eight other rights activists pending trial in a separate case.

Amnesty Turkey chair Taner Kilic remanded in custody

Human Rights

Human rights activists go on trial in Turkey

Authorities accuse 11 human rights workers of links to the Gulen movement and Kurdish separatists at trial in Istanbul.

Human rights activists go on trial in Turkey

Rohingya

Myanmar uses scorched earth tactics in Rakhine: report

Amnesty accuses Myanmar army of carrying out 'ethnic cleansing' of the Rohingya, as nearly 400,000 flee to Bangladesh.

Myanmar uses scorched earth tactics in Rakhine: report

Media

Amnesty: Israel's Al Jazeera ban sends chilling message

Rights group says move to shut network's Jerusalem operation demonstrates Israel's intolerance over criticism.

Amnesty: Israel's ban on Al Jazeera a 'brazen attack'

Turkey

Erdogan links detained rights activists to failed coup

Turkish leader calls meeting raided by police a continuation of the 2016 putsch, a claim Amnesty International denies.

Erdogan links detained rights activists to failed coup

Middle East

Turkey arrests head of Amnesty over 'Gulen links'

Kilic detained for alleged links to the Gulen group, which Turkey blames for orchestrating last year's failed coup.

Turkey arrests head of Amnesty over 'Gulen links'

Opinion

Israel's human rights spies: Manipulating the discourse

Revelations about Israel's infiltration of NGOs in the 1970s shocked many, but human rights 'spies' are still out there.

Neve Gordon

by Neve Gordon
- Nicola Perugini

Neve Gordon

Human Rights

Amnesty warns of 'darkest times' as hate speech rises

Group says fear mongering increasing as it cites violations of civil liberties in 159 countries from Myanmar to France.

Amnesty: Toxic fear mongering pushing back human rights

Human Rights

Qatar introduces changes to labour law

Labour ministry urges patience with reforms, but Amnesty International says changes are insufficient.

Qatar introduces changes to labour law

Battle for Mosul

Iraqi forces 'executed civilians' in Mosul offensive

Iraqi authorities deny Amnesty allegations that their forces tortured and killed six civilians during the Mosul push.

Thailand

Thai junta allows a 'culture of torture'

Amnesty International in its report documents 74 cases of torture at the hands of Thai soldiers and police.

Thai junta allows a 'culture of torture', says Amnesty

War & Conflict

Syrian armed groups accused of committing war crimes

Amnesty International says five rebel groups have committed atrocities, including summary killings, in Idlib and Aleppo.

Amnesty: Syrian armed groups committing war crimes