Author Archives: News Team

A moment of euphoria in a long battle for women’s rights in El Salvador

By Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland This morning I woke up to the news that “Guadalupe”, a young woman unjustly imprisoned in El Salvador after having a miscarriage, had been pardoned. It was an ecstatic moment, and … Continue reading

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The story behind the Nigeria satellite images

By Christoph Koettl, the Emergency Response Manager at Amnesty International USA Amnesty International yesterday released satellite images that show the impact of a horrific Boko Haram attack in northeast Nigeria last week. The images, combined with several testimonies, provide shocking evidence of … Continue reading

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Philippines: Honour Pope Francis’ visit by ending torture once and for all

  By Sister Maria Vida Cordero, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Amnesty International Philippines This week, people across the Philippines are incredibly excited about the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis. Not only is this the first papal visit … Continue reading

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The Sin of Torture & Guantánamo Bay

By Jason D. Wright, Esq., a US Army veteran and human rights advocate. Disclaimer: The following article reflects the opinions of Jason Wright and not Amnesty International. The opening principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights have stood strong … Continue reading

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