Category Archives: Italy

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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Will Europe let more refugees and migrants die at sea?

By Elisa De Pieri and Matteo de Bellis, Europe Researcher and Campaigner at Amnesty International. “When the boat sank, I could not find my friends. I was asking: where are they? Then I found Omar, but another friend was nowhere … Continue reading

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A world free from torture: Imagine that.

We have that world clearly in our sights. Amnesty has campaigned to stop torture for over 50 years, and we are not giving up. Because torture is never, ever justified. It is barbaric and inhumane. As our timeline on pages … Continue reading

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‘I feared the Greek police more than the Syrian military’

By Amnesty International’s researcher on migration in the European Union The snarled-up traffic on the bus ride from the airport gave me some much-needed time to reflect on my recent research trip, where I looked at how Greece is shutting … Continue reading

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Protecting the rights of everyone living in Rome should not be controversial

By John Dalhuisen, Europe Director at Amnesty International The issue of Roma communities’ access to adequate housing in Rome has, clearly, become an emotive one. Money is tight for everybody and the pool of available social housing in Rome is … Continue reading

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