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Monthly Archives: November 2013
By Heather McGill, Amnesty International’s Researcher on Ukraine Ukrainians have taken to the streets in their tens and hundreds of thousands to protest against a last-minute change of course by their government. On 21 November the Cabinet of Ministers announced … Continue reading
By Stephania Kulaeva, head of a Russian non-governmental organization (NGO) which is being sued under the so-called “foreign agents law”. The law, enacted by the Russian authorities late last year, requires any NGO receiving foreign funding and engaging in what … Continue reading
Ahmed Ezz, a mechanical engineer, talks about his voluntary work with Operation Anti-Sexual Harrassment/Assault (OpAntiSH), an activist organization based in Cairo, Egypt, known for intervening in sexual assaults by mobs in Tahrir Square. When people find out that a woman … Continue reading
“Does anyone specifically have a question that’s not on Sri Lanka or human rights?” This was how an exasperated Commonwealth spokesperson unwittingly summed up the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at a press conference in Sri Lanka last weekend.
A resident of Moadamiya al-Sham, near the Syrian capital Damascus, recently contacted Amnesty International. Here is a firsthand account of the situation in the town, which has been under siege for the past year. Only five kilometres from central Damascus, … Continue reading