Category Archives: Torture and Ill-treatment

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You have the right to live free from rape and sexual violence. #MyBodyMyRights pic.twitter.com/Q2NsHJaItr — AmnestyInternational (@AmnestyOnline) March 6, 2014 By Edward Herbert, Amnesty International’s Social Media Co-ordinator In a perfect world we would all make our own decisions about … Continue reading

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‘If an African dies here, no one cares’ – abuses of migrants and refugees in detention in Libya

By Amnesty International researchers Winter had arrived in Libya and at one of the country’s largest immigration detention centres, its crippling effects were clear. Migrants and refugees held at the centre near Gharyan, some 80km south of Tripoli were in … Continue reading

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Ukraine courts the EU abroad but curtails freedoms at home

By Heather McGill, Amnesty International’s Researcher on Ukraine Ukrainians have taken to the streets in their tens and hundreds of thousands to protest against a last-minute change of course by their government. On 21 November the Cabinet of Ministers announced … Continue reading

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Egypt: ‘Women face rape and even death when they participate in public gatherings’

Ahmed Ezz, a mechanical engineer, talks about his voluntary work with Operation Anti-Sexual Harrassment/Assault (OpAntiSH), an activist organization based in Cairo, Egypt, known for intervening in sexual assaults by mobs in Tahrir Square. When people find out that a woman … Continue reading

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Bangladesh’s landmark law banning torture

On 24 October, Bangladesh’s Parliament passed a law that criminalizes custodial torture and death. While there is scope for the law to be more closely aligned with the Torture Convention, it is a step forward in the fight against torture … Continue reading

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