Category Archives: Asia And The Pacific

“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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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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