Author Archives: News Team

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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Kalpana Chakma – information, disinformation, non-information

By Chris Chapman, Amnesty International’s Indigenous Rights Researcher/Adviser   This month marked 18 years since Kalpana Chakma was forcibly disappeared – taken from her home in Rangamati in Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts by a group of plain-clothed security personnel believed … Continue reading

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Pursuing the mirage of freedom

By Ensaf Haidar, wife of imprisoned Saudi Arabian activist Raif Badawi, who has been imprisoned for the past two years. Her husband is serving a 10-year sentence, and also faces 1,000 lashes and a hefty fine in connection with an … Continue reading

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Our voice, our rhythm, our rights

By Fubara Tokuibiye Samuel There are two days in my life that I will never forget. The first is the 12th October 2009. On that day I was with a group of peaceful protesters gunned down by security forces. The … Continue reading

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