Category Archives: Detention

Journalism is not a crime

By Conor Fortune, News Writer at Amnesty International One brisk but unseasonably sunny winter morning I found myself on the roof of my London office, some gaffer tape over my mouth and a camera trained on my face. Close to … Continue reading

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The first prisoner of conscience of Sochi2014

By Emile Affolter, Press Officer at Amnesty International Netherlands, currently in Sochi Just a couple of days before the Winter Olympic Games start in Sochi, an activist was arrested. Sadly, such arrests are not unusual in Russia, but the timing … Continue reading

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We’ll clench our teeth and go through it

I look at the mothers of the other men on trial and tell myself: “This is my brother and I worry so much. What must a mother feel when it is her son on trial?” An interview with Ksenia Kosenko, … Continue reading

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Herman is free

UPDATE: After just days of freedom, Herman Wallace sadly passed away earlier today. Our only solace is that he died a free man. We’ve already received over 1,200 messages for Herman from you all. We’ll keep passing them all on to … Continue reading

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