Category Archives: Justice Systems

Seizing the momentum

  Hakamada Iwao spent 46 years on death row before his release in March. For Wakabayashi Hideki, Director of Amnesty International Japan, it was an incredible moment, but the fight isn’t over yet. Wakabayashi Hideki remembers the exact moment when … 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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‘There is no justice in this country anymore’ – Egypt’s mass death sentences

By Mohamed ElMessiry, Egypt Researcher at Amnesty International, who attended the sentencing hearing in El Minya “Welcome to the village of death penalties”, lawyer Ahmed Shabeeb told me as I arrived in the village of Mattay earlier this week. I … Continue reading

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The #IzmirTwitterCase: Ludicrous and baseless, yet set to continue

By Andrew Gardner, Amnesty International’s Turkey researcher I was in court on Monday 21 April to hear first hand the ludicrous decision to continue the trial of 29 young women and men in what has been coined the ‘Twitter trial’. The prosecution – … Continue reading

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The power of insistence

Political prisoner Albin Kurti represented himself in court using Amnesty’s Fair Trial Manual – and was released. To mark our publication today of the new, updated manual, he told us his story. Activists, lawyers, judges, trial observers and the UN … Continue reading

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