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NEWS AFRICA CENSORSHIP AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Gambia: Oppressive laws remain despite President’s promises
Current parliamentary session is an opportunity to make significant changes to improve human rights protection Gambia Press Union recorded more than 15 assaults on media professionals in the past four years Despite Gambian President Adama Barrow’s pledge to reform the country nearly five years ago,...
September 23, 2021
NEWS AFRICA COVID-19
COVID-19: States must take immediate action and deliver surplus vaccines now, not next year
In response to today’s Global Covid-19 Summit: Ending the Pandemic and Building Back Better, where US President Biden and EU President von der Leyen announced new commitments to donate an additional 900 million to low and lower-middle income countries by September 2022, Amnesty International’s...
September 22, 2021
NEWS THAILAND CENSORSHIP AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Thailand: Immediately drop unjustified charges against protest leader
Responding to the arrest of prominent Thai rights activist Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul today for alleged sedition and computer-related crimes, Ming Yu Hah, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for Campaigns, said: “As Thailand’s protest movement resumes, the...
September 22, 2021
NEWS EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA CENSORSHIP AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
The Netherlands: Decision to allow continued use of ethnic profiling “throws international human rights law out of the window”
Ethnic profiling in The Netherlands
September 22, 2021
NEWS AFRICA CENSORSHIP AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Cameroon: Repression marks crackdown anniversary
Release Political Prisoners, Respect Right to Peaceful Assembly  Cameroon’s authorities should ensure accountability for their security forces’ crackdown on opposition leaders, supporters and peaceful protesters in September 2020, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today. ...
September 22, 2021
NEWS COVID-19
New report shows leading Covid-19 vaccine pharma companies fuelling unprecedented human rights crisis
AstraZeneca, BioNTech, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Novavax and Pfizer refused to participate in initiatives to boost global vaccine supply Less than 1% of people in low-income countries are fully vaccinated, compared to 55% in rich countries BioNTech, Moderna and Pfizer set to earn US$130...
September 22, 2021
RESEARCH CORPORATE ACCOUNTABILITY
Ungleichheit in doppelter dosis: Pharma-unternehmen und die krise der corona-impfstoffe
Die schnelle Entwicklung wirksamer Corona-Impfstoffe sorgte 2020 in den schlimmsten Tagen der tödlichen Pandemie weltweit für Hoffnung. Der effektivste Weg aus dieser beispiellosen Gesundheits- und Menschenrechtskrise besteht darin, möglichst vielen Menschen so schnell wie möglich Zugang zu einer...
September 22, 2021
RESEARCH CORPORATE ACCOUNTABILITY
A double dose of inequality: Pharma companies and the Covid-19 vaccines crisis
The rapid development of effective Covid-19 vaccines in 2020 gave hope to the world in the darkest days of the deadly pandemic. However, the vaccine roll-out has been massively skewed towards wealthy nations. While rich states have hoarded vaccines, companies have also played a decisive role in...
September 22, 2021
RESEARCH BANGLADESH CENSORSHIP AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Bangladesh Mid-Term UPR Assessment
This document provides Amnesty International’s assessment of progress made by Bangladesh towards implementation of recommendations on issues of legislative changes, the right to freedom of expression, attacks against journalists, enforced disappearance, prohibition of torture and other...
September 22, 2021
RESEARCH MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICACENSORSHIP AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Saudi Arabia: 83-year-old detainee needs urgent medical care: Dr. Mohammed al-Khudari, Dr. Hani al-Khudari
Dr. Mohammed al-Khudari (83 years old) is suffering a deteriorating health condition while in detention, where he is being deprived of adequate medical treatment for his cancer. On 8 August, the Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh, sentenced Dr. Mohammed al-Khudari and his son Dr. Hani al-Khudari...
September 22, 2021
NEWS CHINA CENSORSHIP AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Morocco: Detained Uyghur must not be transferred to China
Update: 22 September 2021: Idris Hasan’s hearing has now been postponed until 27 October 2021. Further updates will follow in due course. Idris Hasan has been detained at China’s request for two months “I fear that if my husband is sent back to China, I will never see him again” – Zaynura...
September 21, 2021
NEWS AFGHANISTAN CENSORSHIP AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Afghanistan: Taliban wasting no time in stamping out human rights says new briefing
The Taliban are steadily dismantling the human rights gains of the last twenty years, said Amnesty International, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) in a new briefing published today, which documents...
September 21, 2021
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