Category Archives: Myanmar

Read WIRE November/December and join the world’s biggest human rights event!

Every year, around Human Rights Day in December, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide send a message to someone they’ve never met. It’s a classic Amnesty technique: 52 years of human rights work show that words really do have the … Continue reading

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An ‘unforgettable day’ for an Ambassador of Conscience

By Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland It was, in the words of Aung San Suu Kyi, one of the “unforgettable days” of her life. From the moment she arrived in Ireland, Daw Suu stole our hearts. As … Continue reading

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Amnesty International on tour with U2: Demanding dignity down under

By Lucy Macnamara, Demand Dignity Campaign Co-ordinator at Amnesty International Amnesty International has rejoined U2 on their 360° tour! Having travelled with them through Europe, this time round we’re down under, here in Auckland, New Zealand for a couple of … Continue reading

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A very loud tribute to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in Dublin

By Benjamin Zawacki, Amnesty International researcher on Myanmar I arrived back in Bangkok this afternoon with ears still ringing but most of the jet-lag cancelled out by nearly back-to-back return flights. “Nearly”, because in between were some of the most … Continue reading

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