Tag Archives: disappearances

Mexico: First they came for the human rights defenders and journalists. Who will speak out?

Death is an occupational hazard for human rights defenders and journalists in Mexico, where more than 100 have been killed or disappeared in recent years. Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, met some of their brave colleagues on his recent … Continue reading

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11,000 reasons for real action on Syria

By Philip Luther, Middle East and North Africa Director at Amnesty International. Beaten, burned, bruised, strangled bodies lying on a dirty floor. Some show signs of starvation, others are missing their eyes, a number of them appear to have been … Continue reading

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Nearly 250,000 of you stood up against human rights abuses in Sri Lanka

“Does anyone specifically have a question that’s not on Sri Lanka or human rights?” This was how an exasperated Commonwealth spokesperson unwittingly summed up the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at a press conference in Sri Lanka last weekend.

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#TellTheTruth petition delivered – but it’s not over yet

On 20 September, Dr Manoharan, whose story we shared here in August, joined Amnesty International to deliver your signatures during a visit to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. An incredible 47,545 people from 181 countries signed it. Dr Manoharan … Continue reading

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More than 20,000 sign our #TellTheTruth petition

The good news is, more than 20,000 of you across the world signed our petition, calling on Sri Lanka’s authorities to #TellTheTruth about past and present abuses, and stop them from happening again. Thanks to those of you who signed, … Continue reading

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