Author Archives: Josefina Salomon

The flight from Mosul: “We left everything behind to save our lives”

By Donatella Rovera, Senior Crisis Response Adviser at Amnesty International. Marvin is a 27-year-old accountant. His life and that of his family were turned upside down last week, when members of the Islamic State (ISIS) turned up at their home … Continue reading

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The problem with the secret service – is the secrecy

By Harriet Garland, Press Officer at Amnesty International UK. Today the British intelligence agencies and the Ministers responsible for them will be under the spotlight in a historic case to determine whether mass communications surveillance is lawful. Thanks to the … Continue reading

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The plight of Iraq’s civilian population

By Donatella Rovera , Amnesty International’s Senior Crisis Response Adviser. Thousands of Iraqi civilians displaced by the current conflict are stranded at checkpoints separating the areas controlled by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the rest of Iraq. At first … Continue reading

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No Honour in Gender Violence

By Mustafa Qadri, Amnesty Internaitonal’s Pakistan Researcher. For anyone following the news from Pakistan, the past few weeks have made for grim reading when it comes to violence against women. Recently, a 21-year old woman in Punjab was found raped … Continue reading

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Syrians struggling to begin new lives in Istanbul

By Anna Shea, Legal Adviser on Refugee and Migrant Rights at Amnesty International. What struck me most when I met Zeinah (not her real name), a 29-year-old Syrian refugee in Turkey, were her warm personality and marvelous smile. But her … Continue reading

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