Monthly Archives: September 2013

Five years on: remembering Mihail

Marco Perolini, Amnesty International’s expert on discrimination in Europe and Central Asia, explains what Bulgaria should do to ensure that victims of homophobic and transphobic hate crimes are not denied justice. Five years ago today, Mihail was fatally attacked in … Continue reading

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#TellTheTruth petition delivered – but it’s not over yet

On 20 September, Dr Manoharan, whose story we shared here in August, joined Amnesty International to deliver your signatures during a visit to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. An incredible 47,545 people from 181 countries signed it. Dr Manoharan … Continue reading

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Five things that will help Syrian refugees

By Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Global Thematic Issues Words of support from world leaders won’t help Syrian refugees. Here are five things that will. Watching the endless stream of dismal news from Syria, we can feel at … Continue reading

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Minar Pimple: ‘We exist to change the world’

Minar Pimple, Amnesty International’s new Senior Director for Global Operations, first got involved in the fight for human rights when, as a child living in India, he experienced the consequences of social discrimination due to the caste system. Since his … Continue reading

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‘Don’t condemn women to live in violence’

By Esther Major, Amnesty International researcher on Central America “This is the last day of your life”, said Reina María’s ex-partner as he walked into her house in February this year, holding a machete in his hand. After he attacked … Continue reading

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