Author Archives: Josefina Salomon

Secret detention in Syria: “We could hear the screams of torture victims”

By Shappal Ibrahim, a Syrian Kurdish rights activist. When Shappal Ibrahim, a peaceful activist with the Union of Young Kurds, was approached by a Syrian government official claiming to be a fellow supporter of the country’s “revolution”, he did not … Continue reading

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Three steps to achieve a lasting truce in Israel and Gaza

By Philip Luther, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Amnesty International. We have seen, over and over again ceasefires dissipate in the dust of renewed bombings. Here are three basic human rights which must not be … Continue reading

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One smuggled human’s year-long journey from Africa to Europe

  By Maxim Tucker, Press Officer – Global Campaigns, Thematic Issues and UN. (BORGO MEZZANONE, ITALY) Ebrima’s bedroom is a stark corrugated square, five metres long and five metres wide. He shares it with one other asylum seeker – each … Continue reading

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Escape from Sinjar Mountain, but what next?

By Donatella Rovera, Senior Crisis Response Advisor at Amnesty International, in northern Iraq After a harrowing escape, first from their hometown of Qahtanya and then from Sinjar Mountain – where they were stuck for eight days with very little food … Continue reading

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