Author Archives: Kristin Hulaas Sunde

The power of insistence

Political prisoner Albin Kurti represented himself in court using Amnesty’s Fair Trial Manual – and was released. To mark our publication today of the new, updated manual, he told us his story. Activists, lawyers, judges, trial observers and the UN … Continue reading

Posted in Europe And Central Asia, Human Rights Defenders and Activists, International Justice, Unfair Trials | 1 Comment

Twitter is still blocked in Turkey, and battle lines over internet freedom are being drawn

By Andrew Gardner, Amnesty’s Turkey Researcher. The Twitter shutdown started at about 11pm on Thursday night. My telephone started to ring: had I heard that Twitter was blocked? There was confusion about who could access Twitter, who couldn’t, and why. … Continue reading

Posted in Censorship and Free Speech, Internet and Social Media, Press Freedom, Turkey | 2 Comments

Calling Syria to check my family is alive

Activists across Europe are protesting today against how people fleeing war and poverty are being treated at the EU border. One protester, Inaam, is a Syrian refugee living in Greece. She worries about her relatives still living in Syria. But … Continue reading

Posted in Asylum, Europe And Central Asia, Greece, Human Rights Defenders and Activists, Migrants, Refugees, Syria | Tagged | Leave a comment

‘Syria, you are my love, and I will return to you’

 Refugee children remember Syria through music and art in Lebanon. By Amnesty International’s Refugee Researcher, Khairunissa Dhala. Last night a #WithSyria vigil was held at Trafalgar Square in London, UK, in solidarity with the people of Syria.  Tomorrow marks the third … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Refugees, Right to Education, Syria | 1 Comment

Human rights superheroes

With two prisoners already released and 2.3 million messages sent across 80 countries, Write for Rights 2013 was our most successful global letter-writing campaign ever. By Amnesty staff member Kristin Hulaas Sunde Hundreds of thousands of ordinary people transformed into … Continue reading

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