Author Archives: Josefina Salomon

Lessons from beyond the mass grave

By Salil Shetty, Secretary General at Amnesty International. It was a haunting discovery: A terrified 11-year-old girl cowering in the corner of a ransacked house three days after her village had been attacked in a horrific act of ethnic cleansing. … Continue reading

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‘The true worth of our presence’ – Syrian lawyers risk detention and death in the name of justice

By a Damascus-based human rights lawyer * Being a human rights lawyer in Syria has never been easy. We have always been vulnerable to prosecution or at risk of arrest by the authorities. Over the past few years, however, the … Continue reading

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Executions make a mockery of any justice system

By Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Deputy Director of Global Thematic Issues at Amnesty International. For a long time, I believed the death penalty to be a legitimate, albeit severe punishment for severe crimes. In Egypt, where I grew up, there was nothing … Continue reading

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Time for world to work together over North Korea atrocities

By Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.  The resounding victory for Kim Jong-un in North Korea’s parliamentary elections this past week reflects the  “absolute support” of people in the country, according to state media. However, it’s doubtful such support … Continue reading

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Two lessons the USA must learn from Glenn Ford

By Tessa Murphy, USA campaigner at Amnesty International. There are two lessons the USA should learn from the release of Glenn Ford, a 64-year-old man who spent 28 years on death row in Louisiana for a crime he didn’t commit. … Continue reading

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