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Author Archives: Shiromi Pinto
By Amnesty’s Clare Fermont based in Johannesburg, South Africa Even though I’d been expecting news of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s death, it still shocked me when the radio in my Johannesburg flat solemnly announced the news late last night. Mandela … Continue reading
“Does anyone specifically have a question that’s not on Sri Lanka or human rights?” This was how an exasperated Commonwealth spokesperson unwittingly summed up the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at a press conference in Sri Lanka last weekend.
This image was taken in the last month of Sri Lanka’s bloody armed conflict. These people were among the tens of thousands of civilians who were killed and wounded at that time. Caught in the crossfire between Sri Lanka’s armed … Continue reading
By Jana Vargovčíková and Kristýna Andrlová from Amnesty International Czech Republic “We are Roma”, “Blacks and whites, do unite!” and “Stop pogroms against the Roma” were slogans that Roma and non-Roma carried on their march last Sunday, 6 October, through … Continue reading
On 20 September, Dr Manoharan, whose story we shared here in August, joined Amnesty International to deliver your signatures during a visit to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. An incredible 47,545 people from 181 countries signed it. Dr Manoharan … Continue reading