Author Archives: Livewire Team

Some lessons from history have still not been learned

By Fotis Filippou, Amnesty International’s Regional Campaign Coordinator for Europe and Central Asia “The one who does not remember history is bound to live through it again” George Santayana Yesterday, in Hungary a Budapest Court found three men guilty of … Continue reading

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Greece/Europe: ‘Somebody put a knife to the boat and it sank’

By Giorgos Kosmopoulos from Amnesty’s EU team “Of course I remember you,” said Adam, when I visited him again on the Greek island of Lesvos. Coming here has become something of a habit lately: this is my third time on … Continue reading

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USA: Supreme Court rulings on LGBTI rights are cause for joy

By Jaime Todd-Gher, from Amnesty International’s Law and Policy team For those who care about human rights, the two decisions handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26, 2013, were a cause for joy. In the United States … Continue reading

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Mauritania: This is their view of security?

By Alex Neve, Secretary General Amnesty International Canada From all the conversations I had with survivors of human rights abuses and their relatives in the ten days I spent in Mauritania recently, one question has stayed in my mind. A … Continue reading

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Meeting Human Rights Activists from Bahrain on World Day for the Victims of Torture

By Hassiba Hadj-Sahraoui, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa As Khadija al-Mousawi entered the room I was immediately struck by her dignity. This quiet and unassuming woman is undoubtedly very courageous. Her husband Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja … Continue reading

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