Category Archives: Middle East And North Africa

‘The true worth of our presence’ – Syrian lawyers risk detention and death in the name of justice

By a Damascus-based human rights lawyer * Being a human rights lawyer in Syria has never been easy. We have always been vulnerable to prosecution or at risk of arrest by the authorities. Over the past few years, however, the … Continue reading

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Middle Eastern nations at forefront of disturbing spike in executions

By Sara Hashash, Middle East and North Africa media officer at Amnesty International It sounds like a scene from a grisly horror film; five decapitated bodies swinging from a horizontal pole suspended over the main square in the city of … Continue reading

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Calling Syria to check my family is alive

Activists across Europe are protesting today against how people fleeing war and poverty are being treated at the EU border. One protester, Inaam, is a Syrian refugee living in Greece. She worries about her relatives still living in Syria. But … Continue reading

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‘Syria, you are my love, and I will return to you’

 Refugee children remember Syria through music and art in Lebanon. By Amnesty International’s Refugee Researcher, Khairunissa Dhala. Last night a #WithSyria vigil was held at Trafalgar Square in London, UK, in solidarity with the people of Syria.  Tomorrow marks the third … Continue reading

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Standing #withSyria to end the horrific abuses of three years of unrest

By Neil Sammonds, Syria Researcher at Amnesty International A girl was hospitalized when she fell ill after starvation drove her family to kill and eat a dog. Others have been admitted for illness caused by eating a waxy mixture of … Continue reading

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