Monthly Archives: June 2013

Mauritania: This is their view of security?

By Alex Neve, Secretary General Amnesty International Canada From all the conversations I had with survivors of human rights abuses and their relatives in the ten days I spent in Mauritania recently, one question has stayed in my mind. A … Continue reading

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Thank you for making a difference!

Yesterday we were proud to deliver an amazing 93,165 petition signatures to the EU Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, Viviane Reding, in Brussels, Belgium. Together, we asked her to hold governments to account if they continue to breach … Continue reading

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Meeting Human Rights Activists from Bahrain on World Day for the Victims of Torture

By Hassiba Hadj-Sahraoui, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa As Khadija al-Mousawi entered the room I was immediately struck by her dignity. This quiet and unassuming woman is undoubtedly very courageous. Her husband Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja … Continue reading

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Welcome to WIRE July/August

WIRE celebrates people who stand up for human rights. This time, we meet three gay and lesbian activists from Kenya. They are supporting others and changing attitudes, despite being criminalized by their government. We also show how this kind of … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Arms Trade, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, Human Rights Defenders and Activists, LGBT Rights, Migrants, Tajikistan, Turkey | 11 Comments

Fighting for law and conscience

Year after year, some lawyers in the Russian Federation selflessly fight for the rights of their clients. But the violations against them and their clients do not lessen, and the forms of these violations are increasingly ruthless and blatant. Lawyer … Continue reading

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