Category Archives: Impunity

Can Turkey open a fresh chapter following the death of Berkin Elvan?

By Andrew Gardner, Amnesty International’s expert on Turkey Yesterday’s funeral of Berkin Elvan, the 15-year-old boy who died as a result of injuries sustained at a Gezi Park demonstration in Istanbul last summer, was one of the largest funeral processions … Continue reading

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‘Most of the people who died in Osh were Uzbeks but it is we who are being punished’

By Max de Haldevang, Journalist and Researcher on Russia and Central Asia I meet Nigora Khaidarova and her sister-in-law, Sada, in a kitsch, western-style burger joint on Osh’s main street. I cannot guess how old they are, for their faces, … Continue reading

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Caravan of hope challenges the Mexican authorities’ neglect

“I want to believe that Álvaro is still alive. His dad often dreams about him and sees him working on a farm.” By Mariano Machain from Amnesty’s Mexico team. This month, a caravan of 44 Central American mothers has toured … Continue reading

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Yemen’s response to brazen attacks inadequate

A transparent investigation into Defence Ministry attacks can contribute to success of political transition. By Sevag Kechichian, Amnesty International’s Researcher on Yemen Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, is still reeling after the brazen two-pronged attack on the Ministry of Defence, on December … Continue reading

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Russia’s backward march on human rights

By Lev Ponomaryov, head of the Russian non-governmental organization (NGO) For Human Rights, which is embroiled in a court hearing in connection with the so-called “foreign agents law”. The law, enacted by the Russian authorities late last year, requires any … Continue reading

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