Category Archives: Armed Groups

Tackling the insecurity that threatens us all – Kenya and the Arms Trade Treaty

By Justus Nyang’aya, Director of Amnesty International Kenya The only reason I’m alive is because my attackers ran out of bullets. I remember that evening – 17 December 2013 – very clearly. The look of surprise on the gunman’s face … Continue reading

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The Taliban ring in another Afghan New Year with renewed attacks on civilians

By Horia Mosadiq, Amnesty International’s Researcher on Afghanistan, in Kabul As soon as I told my family I was planning to return to Afghanistan at this time of year, they started to worry. Every year around now – Nowruz, when … Continue reading

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Standing #withSyria to end the horrific abuses of three years of unrest

By Neil Sammonds, Syria Researcher at Amnesty International A girl was hospitalized when she fell ill after starvation drove her family to kill and eat a dog. Others have been admitted for illness caused by eating a waxy mixture of … Continue reading

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Dignity in the face of overwhelming horror and misery

By Susanna Flood, Director of Media at Amnesty International Her voice began to choke and then the tears began to flow down her face as she calmly and steadily recounted the long list of names of all the women and … Continue reading

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Tit-for-tat atrocities in the Central African Republic

By Joanne Mariner, Senior Crisis Response Adviser at Amnesty International One of the most depressing aspects of the ongoing violence in the Central African Republic is its symmetry. Christian and Muslim militia alike are carrying out equally vicious attacks. And … Continue reading

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