Tag Archives: discrimination

Life in limbo for Dominicans of Haitian descent

By Robin Guittard, Caribbean team Campaigner at Amnesty International “I don’t feel free,” Franklin Jaque José told me. “You’re in a circle where they get you trapped.” Franklin is just one of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent who face … Continue reading

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Made in Russia: Crimea’s grim human rights predicament

Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, gives a rundown of the repression that awaits Crimea’s residents. Two decades of stuttering human rights reform in Ukraine was almost scuppered overnight when, on 16 January this year, the Parliament in Kyiv railroaded … Continue reading

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‘I’m afraid the future will be a nightmare’

By Lene Christensen, Media Advisor at Amnesty International Norway At a café in Sochi, 17-year-old “Ivan” quietly talks about his experiences as an openly gay young man in the Olympic city. A city in which there are no gay people, … Continue reading

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Living for love, dying because of hate: the rising tide of homophobia in Africa

Jean-Claude Roger Mbede died an untimely death on 10 January in his hometown, Ngoumou, Cameroon. According to media reports, his family prevented him from receiving necessary medical treatment – leaving him fighting for his life whilst his lawyers fought in … Continue reading

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Dominicans of Haitian descent fight back

By Chiara Liguori, Caribbean researcher at Amnesty International When representatives of the Inter American Commission of Human Rights visit the Dominican Republic this week to look at the rampant discrimination suffered by Dominicans of foreign descent, Solange Pierre will not … Continue reading

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