Category Archives: USA

Write a letter, change a life

In this issue of WIRE you’ll meet 12 very different people and communities. What they all have in common is that there is a real opportunity, right now, to make a positive difference in their lives. This December, for the … Continue reading

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Solitary confinement is cruel and all too usual. Why is it only getting worse?

By Tessa Murphy, Campaigner on the USA at Amnesty International. The breathlessness was overwhelming. Standing in that small, dark cell, surrounded by nothing but three concrete walls, a dank toilet, a small sink, a thin mattress, a concrete slab and … Continue reading

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Internet Governance Forum: A missed opportunity for human rights

By Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Deputy Director of Global Issues at Amnesty International. As you read this on your laptop, smart phone or tablet, 3,000 government leaders and representatives from companies and civil society are meeting in Istanbul to shape the future … Continue reading

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No justice for Afghan civilians killed by US or NATO forces

By Richard Bennett, Asia Pacific Director at Amnesty International In the early hours of 16 September, 2012, a group of women from different villages in Afghanistan’s eastern Laghman province set out to collect firewood. As they stopped to drink water … Continue reading

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Intelligence, security and privacy – why we need the whistleblowers

By Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Deputy Director of Global Issues at Amnesty International The questions came fast and sharp as the 2014 Stockholm Internet Forum (#SIF14) kicked off yesterday. Given that the theme of this year’s conference is “Internet — privacy, transparency, … Continue reading

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