Category Archives: Unlawful Killings and Extrajudicial Execution

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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‘There is no justice in Egypt any more’

  By Nicholas Piachaud, Campaigner on North Africa at Amnesty International No parent should have to bury their child. But a year ago, the parents of teenager Gaber Salah Gaber Ahmed – also known as “Gika” – told us they … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka’s misguided attempt to ‘win the world’

By Steve Crawshaw, Director of Amnesty International’s Office of the Secretary General, who is currently in Colombo Everybody in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, knows all about “CHOGM” – pronounced “choggum”. They speak with enthusiasm, resignation or indignation about the … Continue reading

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Tlatelolco and the long shadow of impunity

By Javier Zúñiga, Special Adviser to Amnesty International It was starting to get dark as I was staring into the crowd from an avenue overlooking the square. “The army! The army!” people began to shout from the nearby buildings. Then … Continue reading

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Awaiting Justice in Malaysia

By Isabelle Arradon, Amnesty International’s Deputy Asia Pacific Director This originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal. An increasing number of deaths in police custody indicates deeper law and order issues. When P. Karuna Nithi died in police custody in … Continue reading

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