Monthly Archives: April 2013

Libyan militias fighting to hold on to their grip on power

Amnesty International researchers have been in Libya looking at what’s happened in the country since the downfall of former leader Muammar al-Gaddafi. This is what they found: The number of armed men at checkpoints, hanging about on street corners and … Continue reading

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Haiti won’t forget the violations of the past

By Chiara Liguori, Amnesty International’s delegate in Haiti. Today is a day of remembrance for Haitians everywhere. On 26 April 1963, after a failed attempt to kidnap the then President François Duvalier’s two children, a radio appeal called on the … Continue reading

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Two years on, no justice for hate crime in South Africa

The ground is dusty and strewn with litter. Trucks trundle up and down the small track to the delivery gate of a busy hardware store in KwaThema, a town near Johannesburg in South Africa. Just a few metres away is … Continue reading

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“I’m not illegal, I’m a human being”

Ahmed, born in Somalia, has settled in Sweden. He is speaking to the European Parliament today about his dramatic experiences on the way to his new home. He told Amnesty International how he came to be there and what his … Continue reading

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