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Eastern Ukraine: Facing growing hardship, sliding towards a disaster

By Krasimir Yankov of Amnesty International’s Ukraine Team It’s not easy getting to Luhansk nowadays. One must either cross an active frontline and risk getting shot at, if coming from the north, or take an eight-hour detour from the south … Continue reading

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The Philippines has a dark, open secret

Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International, blogs from Manila, as we launch new research revealing that in the Philippines, police torture is routine. President Aquino – whose father was an Amnesty International prisoner of conscience in the 1970s and … Continue reading

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International Day of Tolerance: How can we protect minorities from hate crimes?

To mark the International Day of Tolerance on 16 November, Amnesty researcher Marco Perolini speaks to families in Germany who have been the victims of racist threats and attacks. “I am not going out without my husband anymore, I am … Continue reading

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Montenegro: Just the beginning for LGBTI rights

Emile Affolter, Amnesty Netherlands press officer, celebrates the courage of those taking part in Montenegro’s 2014 LGBTI Pride, after last year’s event was marred by shocking violence.  About 160 people walking the streets of the capital of Montenegro on a sunny … Continue reading

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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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