Monthly Archives: April 2014

Pakistan’s media under siege

By Mustafa Qadri, Pakistan Researcher at Amnesty International At least 34 Pakistani journalists have been killed because of their reporting since democracy was restored in 2008. In only one case have those responsible been brought to justice. This year alone … Continue reading

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‘There is no justice in this country anymore’ – Egypt’s mass death sentences

By Mohamed ElMessiry, Egypt Researcher at Amnesty International, who attended the sentencing hearing in El Minya “Welcome to the village of death penalties”, lawyer Ahmed Shabeeb told me as I arrived in the village of Mattay earlier this week. I … Continue reading

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A loud and clear message to Greece: Protect people before your borders

Many refugees and migrants have told Amnesty that they faced shocking treatment at the Greek border with Turkey. Today, over 94,000 activists are sending the minister in charge, Nikolaos Dendias, a “holiday postcard” (right) in protest. By Amnesty’s Campaigner on … Continue reading

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The #IzmirTwitterCase: Ludicrous and baseless, yet set to continue

By Andrew Gardner, Amnesty International’s Turkey researcher I was in court on Monday 21 April to hear first hand the ludicrous decision to continue the trial of 29 young women and men in what has been coined the ‘Twitter trial’. The prosecution – … Continue reading

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