Category Archives: Killings and Disappearances

The Sin of Torture & Guantánamo Bay

By Jason D. Wright, Esq., a US Army veteran and human rights advocate. Disclaimer: The following article reflects the opinions of Jason Wright and not Amnesty International. The opening principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights have stood strong … Continue reading

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Two years on, Laos activist still missing

By Rupert Abbott, Amnesty International’s research director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific In August 2005, in front of an audience in Manila, Lao development worker Sombath Somphone received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for community leadership. Known as Asia’s Nobel … Continue reading

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Mexico at a crossroads: More than words needed to avoid lawlessness

By Erika Guevara Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International. When Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto took office two years ago, he knew full well the job was a challenging one. Back in 2012, Mexico was already immersed in one of … Continue reading

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Young, Black, Alive – Breaking the silence on Brazil’s soaring youth homicide rate

By Atila Roque, Executive Director of Amnesty International Brazil Earlier this week, many people around the world waited with bated breath for a grand jury’s decision in a case where a police officer shot dead an unarmed young black man … Continue reading

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