Category Archives: Unlawful Detention

‘My life is in constant danger’ – campaigning on human rights in the Gambia

By Francois Patuel, Amnesty International’s campaigner for West Africa. I’ve just spoken to a human rights activist working in the Gambia. Just publishing his name would be enough to get him arrested. His powerful testimony shows just why we urgently … 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

Posted in Asia And The Pacific, Censorship and Free Speech, China, Demonstrations, Detention, Human Rights Defenders and Activists, Internet and Social Media, Press Freedom, Prisoners of Conscience, Uncategorized, Unlawful Detention | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

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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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

Posted in Armed Conflict, Armed Groups, Central African Republic, Chad, Child Soldiers, Child Soldiers, Children, Detention, Uncategorized, Unlawful Detention, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Chile, Disappearances, Human Rights Defenders and Activists, International Justice, Killings and Disappearances, Prisoners of Conscience, Torture and Ill-treatment, Unlawful Detention, Unlawful Killings and Extrajudicial Execution | Tagged | 13 Comments