Category Archives: Detention

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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Libya’s wake-up call on torture and deaths in detention

By Magdalena Mughrabi, Amnesty International’s Libya researcher A new United Nations report on torture and other ill-treatment in Libya should be a wake-up call for the Libyan authorities. It provides details of 11 cases where evidence suggests detainees were tortured … Continue reading

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Welcome to WIRE September/October

Activism is infectious. When one person picks up the courage to take a stand, it inspires others to follow. The coup in Chile on 11 September 1973, and the human rights abuses that followed, shocked people worldwide into standing up … Continue reading

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‘The agency that shall remain nameless’ – things left unsaid at Guantánamo

Anne FitzGerald, Amnesty International’s Director of Research and Crisis Response, is currently at the US Navy base in Guantánamo Bay, where she has just observed the past week of pre-trial hearings in the 9/11 case. In the military commission court … Continue reading

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Standing still is not a crime

  An update from Andrew Gardner, Amnesty’s Turkey researcher in Istanbul On Monday night, one person went to Taksim Square and just stood still in a silent and symbolic protest against the recent violence there. The same evening, lots of … Continue reading

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