Author Archives: Kristin Hulaas Sunde

Stop Torture: ‘We don’t feel alone.’

Ali Aarrass was tortured in a secret Moroccan prison before being jailed for terrorism for 12 years. His sister Farida tells us how much international support means to their family’s fight for justice. People have enormous capacity for suffering – … Continue reading

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Indonesia: No longer a haven of religious tolerance

Indonesia has long been seen as a “haven of tolerance” but today, religious freedom is slowly being eroded. Amnesty’s Papang Hidayat travelled to Indonesia to find out more. Whistling while praying, claiming to be a prophet or receiving a revelation … Continue reading

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Bahrain: A message of thanks from newly released prisoner of conscience, Nabeel Rajab

Nabeel Rajab, a prominent Bahraini human rights activist jailed for calling for anti-government protests, was released on 24 May. He told us about being imprisoned – but not silenced – and what international support means to him. I am Nabeel … Continue reading

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Standing up to the torturers, together

As Amnesty’s new Stop Torture campaign launches worldwide, our Secretary General, Salil Shetty, describes his inspirational meeting with torture survivor Claudia Medina. “I am here to ask for your help,” said Claudia Medina when I met her in Mexico earlier … Continue reading

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A loud and clear message to Greece: Protect people before your borders

Many refugees and migrants have told Amnesty that they faced shocking treatment at the Greek border with Turkey. Today, over 94,000 activists are sending the minister in charge, Nikolaos Dendias, a “holiday postcard” (right) in protest. By Amnesty’s Campaigner on … Continue reading

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