Category Archives: Asia And The Pacific

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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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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Time for President Aquino to tackle the Philippines’ dirty, open secret

By Hazel Galang-Folli, Amnesty International’s Expert on the Philippines. This Monday, President Benigno Aquino delivered his fifth State of the Nation Address. The address focused on the government’s achievements on good governance and the promise of a “righteous path”, or … Continue reading

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