Author Archives: Edward Herbert

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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Thousands tell Shell: Own up. Pay up. Clean up.

Joe Westby, Demand Dignity Corporate Campaigner, Amnesty International The slideshow requires JavaScript and the Flash Player. Get Flash here.

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“We’re no longer voiceless”, protestors tell Shell

Makmid Kamara, Nigeria Campaigner, Amnesty International As shareholders of Shell are meeting in London and The Netherlands for the company’s Annual General Meeting, hundreds of people in the Niger Delta will hope that their protest a couple of weeks ago … Continue reading

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Technology, people and solutions

By Sherif Elsayed-Ali, head of refugee and migrants’ rights When Amnesty International started more than 50 years ago, our weapon of choice was the pen. Members in their thousands would write letters to governments asking for the release of prisoners … Continue reading

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