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Russia’s increasingly harsh climate for environmentalists

By Conor Fortune, News Writer, and Friederike Behr, Researcher on Russia at Amnesty International There’s plenty wrong with the environment in Russia today, though the authorities might have you believe otherwise. It’s true that the country boasts an expansive network … Continue reading

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It’s time for the US to stop fuelling the conflict in Israel and Gaza

  Posted on 16 September 2014 by Sunjeev Bery, Advocacy Director, Middle East North Africa, Amnesty International – USA As the UN General Assembly begins its meeting today in New York City, Amnesty International is delivering 187,563 signatures to the … Continue reading

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#HowFreeAreYou Twitter chat

By Edward Herbert, Global Communities Officer at Amnesty International, We will be attending The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) which will be running from 2-5 September in Istanbul. The purpose of the IGF is to get people talking about all things … Continue reading

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“We must speak about the past to prevent it from happening again”: 1,000 young people commemorate the Roma Genocide

By Fotis Filippou, Campaigns Coordinator for Europe and Central Asia and Anna Leichtfried, Fight Discrimination Campaign Coordinator On 2 August 1944, 2,897 Roma and Sinti, men, women, and children from the Zigeunerlager, the “Gypsy camp”, in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp … Continue reading

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No one to trust, nowhere to turn

By Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General. At Amnesty International, we are no strangers to suffering. Documenting human rights abuses is our daily work. Sometimes, however, we unearth evidence of such depravity that it leaves even our hardened investigators almost … Continue reading

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