Category Archives: Unlawful Detention

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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20 years of independence but still no freedom

by Claire Beston, Amnesty International’s Eritrea Researcher Today – 24 May – is Eritrean Independence Day, marking a victory won at the cost of many lives and sacrifices. But now, 20 years on, many of the architects of independence languish … Continue reading

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“I want my country back”

A young woman from Eritrea describes how her country’s joy of independence was smothered by a political stranglehold that is still keeping thousands of people locked up. “We are moving back to our home country, it’s a beautiful place – … Continue reading

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