Category Archives: Tunisia

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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Human rights reforms vital to restore hope to Tunisians

By Amnesty International’s research team on Tunisia. Horns honked, children waved Tunisian flags, old men posed merrily for cameras and queues of voters spilled into school yards yesterday as Tunisians went to the polls in the first elections under the … Continue reading

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Torture and death in custody in Tunisia

By Benedicte Goderiaux, North Africa Researcher at Amnesty International in Tunis Mohamed Ali Snoussi was at home on 24 September when the police arrived. “A group of police officers stormed into our home with their faces covered,” his wife Ahlem … 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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Read WIRE November/December and join the world’s biggest human rights event!

Every year, around Human Rights Day in December, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide send a message to someone they’ve never met. It’s a classic Amnesty technique: 52 years of human rights work show that words really do have the … Continue reading

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