Salil Shetty

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A copy of the Amnesty International Report 2017/18. Photograph: Reuters

Increasing homelessness, conditions in direct provision centres, sex workers’ rights and restrictions on women’s and girls’ reproductive rights are am(...)

A Rohingya family’s makeshift tent in the Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh, in September 2017. Amnesty International said the international community had failed to respond robustly to “crimes against humanity and war crimes from Myanmar to Iraq, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen”. Photograph:  Tomas Munita/The New York Times

The crisis in Myanmar and reported massacres of Rohingya Muslims are the consequence of a society encouraged to hate and a lack of global leadership o(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: “The world should understand that what is at stake today is nothing less than the future of the European way of life, and of our identity.” Photograph: Gergely Botár/kormany.hu

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has urged other European leaders to join him in helping protect Christians from persecution, even as he rejects(...)

An impromptu shrine to late Nobel laureate and pro-democracy activist Liu Xiaobo outside China’s Liaison Office in Hong Kong, China, July 13th, 2017. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

China’s best-known democracy activist, the jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, has died aged 61 in hospital after a battle with liver cancer. Mr (...)

Chinese activists hold some of the one thousand postcards containing messages of support to be sent from the public to Liu Xiaobo. Photograph: Alex Hofford/EPA

China has invited top medical experts from the US and Germany to help treat jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who has terminal liver cance(...)

Chinese authorities enforce an elaborate secrecy system to obscure the scale of state executions, said Amnesty. File photograph: Getty Images

China, the world’s biggest executioner, must come clean about its “grotesque” level of capital punishment, the rights group Amnesty International has (...)

The MEO Arena in Lisbon  is illuminated by attendees’ phones as     US actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt takes to the stage during the Web Summit. Photograph:  Miguel A Lopes/EPA

Day two of Web Summit is now underway in Lisbon with keynote speakers today including football legends Luis Figo and Ronaldinho. The former players a(...)

The Edge, Yoko Ono and Bono stand infront of a tapestry in memory of John Lennon at Ellis Island. Photograph: Edu Bayer

U2’s Bono claimed John Lennon and the rest of The Beatles as Irish at a ceremony on Ellis Island off New York City to unveil a giant tapestry marking (...)

Salil Shetty, secretary general of Amnesty International. Mr Shetty has defended the organisation’s call for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The head of Amnesty International has defended its call for a more liberal abortion regime in the Republic, saying the organisation has “no politic(...)

Amnesty International director general Salil Shetty: said Fifa ‘should have put a lot more pressure’ on Qatar’s government to improve conditions for those working on building projects related to the 2022 World Cup. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fifa has failed to put pressure on the authorities in Qatar to “do the right thing” and address the widespread abuse of migrant workers, Amnesty In(...)

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