Category Archives: Spain

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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Beloved ashes – remembering a tireless human rights defender

A small homage to a human rights defender, a close colleague, a tireless example of dignity, someone who never gave up. In memory of Giulia Tamayo; may she rest in peace. By Ángel Gonzalo, press officer at Amnesty International Spain. … Continue reading

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Diary of a high-level mission: the Secretary General visits Spain

By Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General There are many elements to my role as Secretary General of Amnesty International and a vital one is to meet with senior public figures around the world. So from the UN’s Ban Ki-moon … Continue reading

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Reaction to youtube video of expulsion

A video posted on Youtube this week graphically brings home the often degrading nature of forced expulsions of irregular migrants. The footage of a man lying on his stomach on the airport tarmac, his arms and legs tied together behind … Continue reading

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