Author Archives: Josefina Salomon

‘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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The long and winding road for migrants in Mexico

By Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General The scrublands and desert in Mexico’s northern state of Coahuila are the last stop for Central American migrants before attempting to cross the border into the USA. By the time they reach Saltillo, … Continue reading

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