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Beloved ashes – remembering a tireless human rights defender

A small homage to a human rights defender, a close colleague, a tireless example of dignity, someone who never gave up. In memory of Giulia Tamayo; may she rest in peace. By Ángel Gonzalo, press officer at Amnesty International Spain. … Continue reading

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Student protest shows the future of social activism in Taiwan

By Ya-Chi Yang, campaign coordinator at Amnesty International Taiwan Today, students in Taiwan ended a historic, 24-day occupation of Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan, or parliament.

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An inspiring activist – remembering China’s Cao Shunli

By Amnesty International’s China Country Campaigner* In late August 2013, I spoke to Cao Shunli on the phone. I never imagined it would be the last time we’d talk. We had made plans to meet a few weeks later in … Continue reading

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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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Remembering Mandela: An activist’s story

On Human Rights Day, we bring you the story of Colin Haskin, an Amnesty activist in South Africa, who tells us how Nelson Mandela inspired his own activism. I was born in 1957 to a white Irish father and a … Continue reading

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