Author Archives: News Team

May we use this holiday season to shine a light

By Yonatan Gher Director of Amnesty International Israel This month, those of us who celebrate Hanukah commemorate a miracle of light: a flame, which in our people’s moment of darkness, shone far beyond the limits of physics. The world’s Christians … Continue reading

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Eastern Ukraine: Facing growing hardship, sliding towards a disaster

By Krasimir Yankov of Amnesty International’s Ukraine Team It’s not easy getting to Luhansk nowadays. One must either cross an active frontline and risk getting shot at, if coming from the north, or take an eight-hour detour from the south … Continue reading

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Two years on, Laos activist still missing

By Rupert Abbott, Amnesty International’s research director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific In August 2005, in front of an audience in Manila, Lao development worker Sombath Somphone received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for community leadership. Known as Asia’s Nobel … Continue reading

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Time to stop criminalizing beliefs in Indonesia

By Rupert Abbott, Amnesty International’s research director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific Indonesia has come a long way on human rights since the end of the Suharto era. But despite the progress, there have been some serious setbacks over … Continue reading

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Young, Black, Alive – Breaking the silence on Brazil’s soaring youth homicide rate

By Atila Roque, Executive Director of Amnesty International Brazil Earlier this week, many people around the world waited with bated breath for a grand jury’s decision in a case where a police officer shot dead an unarmed young black man … Continue reading

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