Category Archives: Algeria

Tunisia promises better protection for women’s rights

By Jihane Bergaoui, Amnesty USA’s Country Specialist for Morocco and the Western Sahara Tunis feels like a city poised at the crossroads of a new identity, with uncertainty, worry, and hope felt in equal measure. The street art from what … Continue reading

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Celebrating women’s rights heroes

On 25 November 1960, three women known as the Mirabal sisters were assassinated by state agents in the Dominican Republic because they dared to challenge the ruling dictator. These women’s rights heroes – women who became symbols of popular and … Continue reading

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Stop making excuses for sexual violence

When Amnesty launched My Body My Rights, our global campaign on sexual and reproductive rights, earlier this year, we were met by unfavourable headlines in the Moroccan media. It’s time to set the record straight, writes Aurelia Dondo, North Africa … Continue reading

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Omar Khadr: Trial begins, but when will it continue?

By Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International in Canada, who will be observing the military trial of Omar Khadr. In a case that has moved so slowly for so long – it is now nearly five years since Omar … Continue reading

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Truth and justice: visible by their absence in Algeria’s presidential electoral campaign?

Limits imposed on freedom of expression are poignantly felt on the eve of presidential elections in Algeria. Three French publications were just pulled of the shelves: L’ Express, Marianne and Le Journal du Dimanche. Why? It seems, because they contained … Continue reading

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