Author Archives: Edward Herbert

Less than 10 days to demand justice for Moses

By Sara MacNeice, Stop Torture Campaign Manager, Amnesty International For many 16 year olds the worst thing imaginable is homework and school exams. But Moses Akatugba was full of hope for the future as he anxiously awaited his school results, … Continue reading

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#HowFreeAreYou Twitter chat

By Edward Herbert, Global Communities Officer at Amnesty International, We will be attending The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) which will be running from 2-5 September in Istanbul. The purpose of the IGF is to get people talking about all things … Continue reading

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“We must speak about the past to prevent it from happening again”: 1,000 young people commemorate the Roma Genocide

By Fotis Filippou, Campaigns Coordinator for Europe and Central Asia and Anna Leichtfried, Fight Discrimination Campaign Coordinator On 2 August 1944, 2,897 Roma and Sinti, men, women, and children from the Zigeunerlager, the “Gypsy camp”, in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp … Continue reading

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The #IzmirTwitterCase: Ludicrous and baseless, yet set to continue

By Andrew Gardner, Amnesty International’s Turkey researcher I was in court on Monday 21 April to hear first hand the ludicrous decision to continue the trial of 29 young women and men in what has been coined the ‘Twitter trial’. The prosecution – … Continue reading

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Turkey Twitter trial

By Andrew Gardner, Amnesty International Turkey researcher On Monday 21 April, I will be in a courtroom in Izmir, observing the second hearing in the ‘Twitter case’ against 29 men and women who are being accused of ‘inciting the public … Continue reading

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