Tag Archives: Armed conflict

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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Released schoolboys reveal torture, fear and anxiety in IS captivity in Syria

By Noor Al-Bazzaz of Amnesty International’s Syria team Five months to the day after being abducted and held hostage by the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS), a group of 25 students from Kobani were unexpectedly set free on … Continue reading

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Testimonies from Kocho: The village ISIS tried to wipe off the map

By Donatella Rovera, Senior Crisis Response Advisor at Amnesty International, in northern Iraq  Just as the dire humanitarian situation on north-western Iraq’s Sinjar Mountain was beginning to improve, news broke on Friday about one of the worst reported attacks in … Continue reading

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No justice for Afghan civilians killed by US or NATO forces

By Richard Bennett, Asia Pacific Director at Amnesty International In the early hours of 16 September, 2012, a group of women from different villages in Afghanistan’s eastern Laghman province set out to collect firewood. As they stopped to drink water … Continue reading

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In Israel, as in Gaza, human rights are the last line of protection

By Yonatan Gher, Executive Director, Amnesty International Israel My brother and I are experiencing the current Israel-Gaza conflict quite differently. He is 20, serving out his military service and has been fighting in Gaza. I, on the other hand, am … Continue reading

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