Monthly Archives: August 2013

Remembering Seamus Heaney

By Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director, Amnesty International Ireland When I first walked into the offices of Amnesty International’s global headquarters in London, the words of the son of a farmer from Derry were written on the wall. Seamus Heaney, the … Continue reading

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Can the UN get Sri Lanka to #TellTheTruth?

Activists have fought tirelessly to keep Sri Lanka’s human rights crisis on the international agenda. Their courage and persistence could finally be paying off. By Yolanda Foster from Amnesty International’s Sri Lanka team People who have suffered human rights abuses … Continue reading

Posted in Armed Conflict, Human Rights Defenders and Activists, Internally Displaced People, International Justice, Killings and Disappearances, Sri Lanka, Torture and Ill-treatment, UN | Tagged | 14 Comments

Syria: Military intervention – six key points

By Kristyan Benedict, Crisis Response Campaign Manager at Amnesty International UK In recent days, several governments, including the UK, USA and France have signalled their intention to take military action against the Syrian government, which they hold responsible for the … Continue reading

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Welcome to WIRE September/October

Activism is infectious. When one person picks up the courage to take a stand, it inspires others to follow. The coup in Chile on 11 September 1973, and the human rights abuses that followed, shocked people worldwide into standing up … Continue reading

Posted in Chile, Disappearances, Human Rights Defenders and Activists, International Justice, Killings and Disappearances, Prisoners of Conscience, Torture and Ill-treatment, Unlawful Detention, Unlawful Killings and Extrajudicial Execution | Tagged | 13 Comments

Sri Lanka’s authorities must #TellTheTruth

Feels like paradise? This is the Sri Lanka the authorities don’t want you to see. In June, we launched our Tell the Truth campaign, calling on Sri Lanka to come clean about its appalling record of torture, killings and other … Continue reading

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