Author Archives: News Team

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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Gagging in the wake of Charlie Hebdo

By Conor Fortune, News Writer at Amnesty International “Tonight I can write the saddest lines,” goes the opening of the Pablo Neruda poem. But I have to admit, it’s very tough to type these words now. As a journalist, I’m … Continue reading

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They will never kill freedom

  By Jean Stern, Editor-in-Chief of La Chronique at Amnesty International France On Wednesday, 7 January 2015, at the headquarters of Amnesty International France (AIF), the editorial board of La Chronique was holding its regular meeting. Two hours of discussion, debate and … Continue reading

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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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