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Awaiting Justice in Malaysia

By Isabelle Arradon, Amnesty International’s Deputy Asia Pacific Director This originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal. An increasing number of deaths in police custody indicates deeper law and order issues. When P. Karuna Nithi died in police custody in … Continue reading

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‘A hope to be reborn far from here’

Syrian activist Bassam Ahmed Al-Ahmed recalls his time as a detainee alongside his friend, doctor Ayham Mustafa Ghazoul, whose family was recently informed of his death while in the custody of Syrian security forces in November 2012. Both men were … Continue reading

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