Category Archives: Censorship and Free Speech

Time to stop criminalizing beliefs in Indonesia

By Rupert Abbott, Amnesty International’s research director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific Indonesia has come a long way on human rights since the end of the Suharto era. But despite the progress, there have been some serious setbacks over … Continue reading

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Open letter to Putin – 148 NGOs slam ‘foreign agents’ law

By Sergei Nikitin, Amnesty International’s Moscow Office Director It’s common knowledge that some members of the Soviet secret services came to work for the KGB after watching films about Soviet secret agents and enemy spies. Some openly admitted it. In … Continue reading

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Myanmar: the human rights story behind the spin

By Laura Haigh, Amnesty International’s Myanmar researcher/campaigner and Olof Blomqvist, Amnesty International’s Asia Pacific press officer The authorities in Nay Pyi Taw are steering the former authoritarian pariah state to open engagement with the world. Well, that’s what they say. … Continue reading

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Montenegro: Just the beginning for LGBTI rights

Emile Affolter, Amnesty Netherlands press officer, celebrates the courage of those taking part in Montenegro’s 2014 LGBTI Pride, after last year’s event was marred by shocking violence.  About 160 people walking the streets of the capital of Montenegro on a sunny … Continue reading

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Hong Kong protests: How young activists led the way

Last month Yvonne Leung Lai Kwong, a 21-year-old undergraduate and student union president, found herself at the forefront of the pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong. She gives her insight into the largely youthful protests, which at their peak saw up … Continue reading

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