Tag Archives: Freedom of expression

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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Venezuela: Human rights and the rule of law are the only reasonable answer to the crisis

By Guadalupe Marengo, Amnesty International’s Americas Deputy Programme Director Over the past two weeks we have witnessed a deepening of the polarization which has affected Venezuela for almost two decades. Violence during pro- and anti-government protests has resulted in at … 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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Activists warmed our hearts in a frightfully cold Moscow

By Frank Johansson, Director at Amnesty International Finland. Delivering a petition about freedom of expression to Russian president Vladimir Putin’s office in Moscow was actually quite a prosaic affair. Eight Amnesty directors walking through the door, past the security-check wearing … Continue reading

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Solving the ‘Big Brother Problem’ That Affects Every One of Us

By Salil Shetty, Secretary General at Amnesty International The ‘Big Brother Problem’ has helped to kick off this year’s discussions of the most pressing problems facing the world today as the World Economic Forum meeting gets under way in Davos, … Continue reading

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