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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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Three months in hell – Jailed for reporting on corruption in Liberia

By Rodney Sieh – a ‘criminal’ journalist reflects on incarceration at Liberia’s notorious Monrovia Central Prison and a landmark case which could bring changes to Liberia’s laws criminalizing libel. I could never expect to live to be 5,000 years old … Continue reading

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Journalists remain defiant in Syria despite targeted attacks

On World Press Freedom Day, Noor Al-Bazzaz from Amnesty’s Syria research team describes how Syria’s defiant journalists are under attack from all sides. The Syrian authorities have for decades tried to suppress any “truth” not sanctified by them. Perhaps then, … Continue reading

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Freed Cambodian human rights defender speaks out

By Rupert Abbott, Amnesty International’s Researcher on Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam It was hot – very hot – as I arrived last week at Mam Sonando’s home and radio station on a dusty street in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh. … Continue reading

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