Category Archives: Unlawful Killings and Extrajudicial Execution

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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Kosovo: ‘The day I was left without my mother’

By Dragan Piljevic. Dragan’s mother was abducted and killed in the immediate aftermath of the armed conflict in Kosovo in 1999. Her killers have still not been brought to justice. My name is Dragan Piljević. I was born in Pristina, in … Continue reading

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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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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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