Category Archives: Killings and Disappearances

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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‘My life is in constant danger’ – campaigning on human rights in the Gambia

By Francois Patuel, Amnesty International’s campaigner for West Africa. I’ve just spoken to a human rights activist working in the Gambia. Just publishing his name would be enough to get him arrested. His powerful testimony shows just why we urgently … Continue reading

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Mexico: First they came for the human rights defenders and journalists. Who will speak out?

Death is an occupational hazard for human rights defenders and journalists in Mexico, where more than 100 have been killed or disappeared in recent years. Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, met some of their brave colleagues on his recent … 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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