Category Archives: Demonstrations

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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Lives on hold

Natalia Prilutskaya, Amnesty’s Campaigner on Russia, meets Sasha Kunko whose boyfriend has been imprisoned in Russia for the last two years. He was arrested following the May 2012 Bolotnaya protest in Moscow, when tens of thousands of people demonstrated against … Continue reading

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Egypt’s darkest day

One year on from the slaughter of more than 600 protesters in one day by Egyptian security forces, not a single officer has been prosecuted. Meanwhile Egypt’s criminal justice system has been swift to arrest, try and sentence alleged Morsi … Continue reading

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Brazil 2014: The fight is even fiercer off the pitch

By Atila Roque, Director at Amnesty International Brazil Brazil is about to host the biggest football frenzy on the planet, where teams from around the world fight for the Cup every fan wants to hold. But as Messi, Neymar and … Continue reading

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What Tiananmen taught me

By Trini Leung, Director for East Asia at Amnesty International. I’ll never forget the morning of June 2, 1989. I was living in Hong Kong and, together with a few fellow activists, we decided there was nowhere else to be but … Continue reading

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