Author Archives: News Team

Egypt’s darkest day

One year on from the slaughter of more than 600 protesters in one day by Egyptian security forces, not a single officer has been prosecuted. Meanwhile Egypt’s criminal justice system has been swift to arrest, try and sentence alleged Morsi … Continue reading

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No justice for Afghan civilians killed by US or NATO forces

By Richard Bennett, Asia Pacific Director at Amnesty International In the early hours of 16 September, 2012, a group of women from different villages in Afghanistan’s eastern Laghman province set out to collect firewood. As they stopped to drink water … Continue reading

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Robin Williams – friend of Amnesty and comic artist genius. RIP.

By Bill Shipsey, founder of Art for Amnesty In the Steven Spielberg film “AI” (for ‘Artificial Intelligence’ not Amnesty International) the character played by Robin Williams recited the W.B. Yeats poem “The Stolen Child”: “Come away, O human child! To the … Continue reading

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In Israel, as in Gaza, human rights are the last line of protection

By Yonatan Gher, Executive Director, Amnesty International Israel My brother and I are experiencing the current Israel-Gaza conflict quite differently. He is 20, serving out his military service and has been fighting in Gaza. I, on the other hand, am … Continue reading

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‘The bombing only stopped when the sun came out’ – Gaza under fire

By a human rights fieldworker in Gaza Last Monday into Tuesday were the scariest day and night since the current conflict began. The violence finally reached the area where I live; where I, my children and neighbours had thought it … Continue reading

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