Monthly Archives: January 2014

Closure of Morocco’s rape loophole is just a small step to ridding the scourge of North Africa

By Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director at Amnesty International. Amina Filali was just 16 years old when, in the depths of despair, she decided to take her own life. Several months earlier the teenager from … Continue reading

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The concert that moved a generation

As Amnesty prepares to bring back its Human Rights Concert series for a new generation, Paul Paz y Miño from Amnesty USA remembers the performances that moved him to become an activist. Growing up with a Quaker education always led me … Continue reading

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Solving the ‘Big Brother Problem’ That Affects Every One of Us

By Salil Shetty, Secretary General at Amnesty International The ‘Big Brother Problem’ has helped to kick off this year’s discussions of the most pressing problems facing the world today as the World Economic Forum meeting gets under way in Davos, … Continue reading

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Close Guantánamo and end the USA’s human rights hypocrisy

By Erika Guevara Rosas, Director for the Americas at Amnesty International One of President Barack Obama’s first official acts in January 2009 was to sign an executive order to close the US military detention centre at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, within … Continue reading

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11,000 reasons for real action on Syria

By Philip Luther, Middle East and North Africa Director at Amnesty International. Beaten, burned, bruised, strangled bodies lying on a dirty floor. Some show signs of starvation, others are missing their eyes, a number of them appear to have been … Continue reading

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