Category Archives: Middle East And North Africa

Escape from Sinjar Mountain, but what next?

By Donatella Rovera, Senior Crisis Response Advisor at Amnesty International, in northern Iraq After a harrowing escape, first from their hometown of Qahtanya and then from Sinjar Mountain – where they were stuck for eight days with very little food … Continue reading

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On patrol with the Italian Navy, searching for refugees in danger at sea

This is the first of two blogs by Amnesty’s Italy campaigner, Matteo de Bellis, who spent the last week on a search and rescue operation aboard an Italian Navy frigate, the Virginio Fasan. At the peak of the tourist season, … Continue reading

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Testimonies from Kocho: The village ISIS tried to wipe off the map

By Donatella Rovera, Senior Crisis Response Advisor at Amnesty International, in northern Iraq  Just as the dire humanitarian situation on north-western Iraq’s Sinjar Mountain was beginning to improve, news broke on Friday about one of the worst reported attacks 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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In Israel, as in Gaza, human rights are the last line of protection

By Yonatan Gher, Executive Director, Amnesty International Israel My brother and I are experiencing the current Israel-Gaza conflict quite differently. He is 20, serving out his military service and has been fighting in Gaza. I, on the other hand, am … Continue reading

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