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We really need to talk: the EU-Africa summit and human rights

By Nicolas Beger, Director of Amnesty International’s European Institutions Office In every true partnership, there is always some point where there is no other option than straight talk. This week’s EU-Africa summit is one of those moments. Whilst the issue … Continue reading

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Made in Russia: Crimea’s grim human rights predicament

Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, gives a rundown of the repression that awaits Crimea’s residents. Two decades of stuttering human rights reform in Ukraine was almost scuppered overnight when, on 16 January this year, the Parliament in Kyiv railroaded … Continue reading

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The Taliban ring in another Afghan New Year with renewed attacks on civilians

By Horia Mosadiq, Amnesty International’s Researcher on Afghanistan, in Kabul As soon as I told my family I was planning to return to Afghanistan at this time of year, they started to worry. Every year around now – Nowruz, when … Continue reading

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Standing #withSyria to end the horrific abuses of three years of unrest

By Neil Sammonds, Syria Researcher at Amnesty International A girl was hospitalized when she fell ill after starvation drove her family to kill and eat a dog. Others have been admitted for illness caused by eating a waxy mixture of … Continue reading

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Can Turkey open a fresh chapter following the death of Berkin Elvan?

By Andrew Gardner, Amnesty International’s expert on Turkey Yesterday’s funeral of Berkin Elvan, the 15-year-old boy who died as a result of injuries sustained at a Gezi Park demonstration in Istanbul last summer, was one of the largest funeral processions … Continue reading

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