Category Archives: Asia And The Pacific

Hong Kong protests: How young activists led the way

Last month Yvonne Leung Lai Kwong, a 21-year-old undergraduate and student union president, found herself at the forefront of the pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong. She gives her insight into the largely youthful protests, which at their peak saw up … Continue reading

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“I have not seen anything like this in decades”

By Mabel Au, Director of Amnesty International in Hong Kong. The streets of Hong Kong are hard to recognize these days. The exhilarating energy filling the city’s main roads, crowded with hopeful protesters, is something I have not seen since … Continue reading

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The ‘secret’ doctor on a mission to help Afghanistan’s women

By Horia Mosadiq, Afghanistan researcher at Amnesty International. “Nearly every woman in Afghanistan has a painful story to tell,” says Dr Lima, an Afghan woman who decided to take action after witnessing harrowing cases of rape and violence against women … Continue reading

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A decade of injustice – time to find Munir’s real killers

By Papang Hidayat, Amnesty International’s Indonesia researcher Yesterday marked exactly 10 years since Indonesia lost one of its most courageous and compassionate voices — Munir Said Thalib. On 7 September 2004, Munir, as he was affectionately known, was slipped arsenic … Continue reading

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Read WIRE Sept/Oct: ‘What if it was me?’

“What if it was me in that photo?” asks one young Amnesty activist looking at Vesselina Nikolaeva’s images of Syrian refugees in Bulgaria (pages 4-7). Her photos might inspire you to ask more questions: If you had to leave your … Continue reading

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