Monthly Archives: June 2014

Ukraine’s Mariupol – suspicion, mistrust and a fear of what’s to come

By Denis Krivosheev, Deputy Director of the Europe and Central Asia Programme at Amnesty International At first sight it seems as if it’s business as usual in Mariupol in south-eastern Ukraine. This strategic port city just across a thin stretch … Continue reading

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War crimes in the battle for Mosul

By Donatella Rovera, Senior Crisis Response Adviser at Amnesty International from Mosul, Iraq Long lines of cars full of terrified families jammed the road as I left Mosul on 25 June. The mass exodus is testament to the impact on … Continue reading

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Torture – An unnecessary evil

By Emily Nevins, Director of Amnesty International’s Campaigns Programme As conflicts rage across the globe, torture is being deployed on an industrial scale. For five decades, Amnesty International has led the charge against the abuse worldwide – now we’re ramping … Continue reading

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Taking torture personally

How do you support someone who has been tortured? That’s what this issue of WIRE explores, to mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26 June. We speak to Farida Aarrass about why she will never give … Continue reading

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Stop Torture: ‘We don’t feel alone.’

Ali Aarrass was tortured in a secret Moroccan prison before being jailed for terrorism for 12 years. His sister Farida tells us how much international support means to their family’s fight for justice. People have enormous capacity for suffering – … Continue reading

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