Category Archives: Prisoners of Conscience

The price of protest in Saudi Arabia

Abeer al-Sayed recounts her arrest at the weekend after she and a group of women and children took part in a protest against the ongoing detention of their relatives outside the offices of Saudi Arabia’s state-founded National Society for Human … Continue reading

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An ‘unforgettable day’ for an Ambassador of Conscience

By Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland It was, in the words of Aung San Suu Kyi, one of the “unforgettable days” of her life. From the moment she arrived in Ireland, Daw Suu stole our hearts. As … Continue reading

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Testimony for Amnesty International

By Chekib El-Khiari,  Former Prisoner of Conscience During my period of arbitrary detention, I spent nearly two years and two months in five prisons from the west of the kingdom to the east. It was a period full of rich … Continue reading

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