Monthly Archives: July 2013

‘A dog has more freedom’ – Palestinians at Cyber City camp for refugees from Syria

By Neil Sammonds, Syria Researcher at Amnesty International Cyber City is an unusual camp beside a desolate crossroads outside Irbid, in northern Jordan. Hidden behind a wall and some pine trees, a dreary six-floor block looks out over rusting machinery … Continue reading

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Young voters key to new mood in Cambodia

By Rupert Abbott, Amnesty International’s researcher on Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. The scenes in Phnom Penh last week were astonishing. Hundreds of thousands of people, including many young people, welcomed opposition leader Sam Rainsy, who had just returned to Cambodia … Continue reading

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‘Why should a person drown?’

Giorgos Mavripidis, a fisherman from Skala Sikamias, saved a family from drowning as they were trying to reach the shores of Lesvos in October 2009. Eight other lives were lost that day. “There’s no doubt many people are going to … Continue reading

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Don’t send them back to war

On the island of Lesvos, Greece, Amnesty International’s “When you don’t exist” campaign hosts a week-long action to support the rights of migrants and refugees across the European Union. Here, Livewire shares their blog about Papa Stratis, a Greek orthodox … Continue reading

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A visit to the Za’atri camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan: ‘I wish I could invite you into the beautiful house we had back home’

By Neil Sammonds, Syria Researcher at Amnesty International Twelve kilometres south of the border with Syria lies the Za’atri refugee camp in Jordan. Over 130,000 refugees, who have fled the conflict in Syria, live here in a 7km-wide stretch on … Continue reading

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