Category Archives: Detention

Pursuing the mirage of freedom

By Ensaf Haidar, wife of imprisoned Saudi Arabian activist Raif Badawi, who has been imprisoned for the past two years. Her husband is serving a 10-year sentence, and also faces 1,000 lashes and a hefty fine in connection with an … Continue reading

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Bahrain: A message of thanks from newly released prisoner of conscience, Nabeel Rajab

Nabeel Rajab, a prominent Bahraini human rights activist jailed for calling for anti-government protests, was released on 24 May. He told us about being imprisoned – but not silenced – and what international support means to him. I am Nabeel … Continue reading

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Holding centres will not stop migrants risking their lives off Europe’s shores

By Sherif Elsayed-Ali, deputy director of global issues at Amnesty International As the summer “boat season” approaches, with a surge in migrants, asylum seekers and refugees making the perilous sea crossing from north Africa to the European Union, the authorities … Continue reading

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China’s Tiananmen anniversary blackout

By Amnesty International’s China team Updated on: 10 June 2014 Twenty-five years on, Chinese citizens continue to be persecuted for trying to remember the events of 1989 when hundreds, if not thousands, of protesters were killed or injured on the … Continue reading

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‘Even from prison, you can still light a candle’

By Waleed Abu al-Khair, a Saudi Arabian human rights lawyer, who was detained last month following his fifth court session for number of charges including “breaking allegiance to and disobeying the ruler” and disrespecting the authorities. He wrote this before his impending … Continue reading

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