Daily Archives: 14 May 2013

Egypt’s opposition activists in the dock

By Amnesty International’s delegation in Egypt Arriving at court in Cairo’s Fifth Settlement district court on 13 May, we saw supporters of political detainees and members of the riot police. Opposition activists, human rights lawyers, and friends and supporters had … Continue reading

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UN ramps up scrutiny of North Korea’s catastrophic human rights record

By Evan Ritli of Amnesty International Australia Given North Korea’s catastrophic human rights record it is hardly surprising that the United Nations has established a Commission of Inquiry whilst a Special Rapporteur continues to analyse the country’s human rights situation. … Continue reading

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