Author Archives: Livewire Team

A year on from the Gambia’s return to executions

By Lisa Sherman-Nikolaus, West Africa researcher at Amnesty International *This blog has been adapted from a speech given at an event on 23 August 2013 with 12 other organizations in Dakar, Senegal to remember last year’s executions in the Gambia … Continue reading

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Khan al-Ahmar: The human rights impact of Israel’s settlement expansion

By Deborah Hyams, Israel/OPT/PA researcher at Amnesty International For more than 60 years, the Jahalin Bedouin tribe has been struggling to maintain their way of life. Forced from their tribal lands in the Negev/Naqab desert in the1950s, they have been … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples’ long, painful wait to go home

By Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s General Secretary from Brazil. The Indigenous Peoples of Brazil have been waiting a quarter of a century to get their land back. That was when Brazil’s federal authorities made a promise to protect and restore … Continue reading

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Special tour of the pro-Morsi sit-in after torture allegations

By Mohamed Lotfy, Amnesty International researcher on Egypt Last week, Amnesty International researchers gathered testimonies alleging that supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi had tortured members of a rival political camp at a sit-in. This week, my colleague Mohamed Elmessiry … Continue reading

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Time for Security Reform in Tunisia

By Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International “The police surrounded me and started to beat me with their hands, their feet, their sticks – everything. They continued to beat me all the … Continue reading

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