Category Archives: Children

Racism, segregation, and rejection: The reality for Romani children in the Czech Republic

By Nicolas Beger, Director of Amnesty International’s European Institutions Office My colleagues recently told me about a young girl Jana* whom they had met. She told them of how she had been called ‘black mouth’, been told she ‘looked disgusting’, and … Continue reading

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Released schoolboys reveal torture, fear and anxiety in IS captivity in Syria

By Noor Al-Bazzaz of Amnesty International’s Syria team Five months to the day after being abducted and held hostage by the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS), a group of 25 students from Kobani were unexpectedly set free on … Continue reading

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Amnesty International stands by claims about Chibok raid

By Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General On Friday night, Nigerian information minister Labaran Maku went on the radio to denounce evidence obtained by Amnesty International which, we had said, showed the Nigerian security forces received advance warning of the … Continue reading

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Nigeria’s serious test of stability

By Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General As Nigeria takes centre stage hosting the World Economic Forum on Africa, events in recent weeks have tarnished its image as a country that has come of age. In April, as Africa’s most … Continue reading

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CAR conflict: Tiny glimmer of hope as 44 children freed

By Christian Mukosa, Central Africa Researcher at Amnesty International The bleak reality on the ground in the ever-worsening internal armed conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) has often crowded out hope. But this week I had one of those … Continue reading

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