Author Archives: News Team

The hidden war in El Salvador

By Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International There is no doubt El Salvador has had a troubled past. The country suffered 12 years of internal armed conflict from 1980 to 1992, during which many horrific human rights abuses were … Continue reading

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Nigeria needs to call time on torture

  By Netsanet Belay, Amnesty International’s Director for Research and Advocacy in Africa ABUJA – The next few months will determine whether Chinwe’s life is changed forever. Accused of murder by a corrupt and brutal police force, he faces spending … Continue reading

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A time to grieve and a time to dance

  By Conor Fortune, News Writer at Amnesty International, who recently returned from St Petersburg Ekaterina Khomenko’s throat was slit when a street cleaner found her in a car with the engine still running in St Petersburg earlier this month. … Continue reading

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A decade of injustice – time to find Munir’s real killers

By Papang Hidayat, Amnesty International’s Indonesia researcher Yesterday marked exactly 10 years since Indonesia lost one of its most courageous and compassionate voices — Munir Said Thalib. On 7 September 2004, Munir, as he was affectionately known, was slipped arsenic … Continue reading

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Testimonies from Kocho: The village ISIS tried to wipe off the map

By Donatella Rovera, Senior Crisis Response Advisor at Amnesty International, in northern Iraq  Just as the dire humanitarian situation on north-western Iraq’s Sinjar Mountain was beginning to improve, news broke on Friday about one of the worst reported attacks in … Continue reading

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