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The military occupation of Maré ahead of Brazil’s World Cup

By Atila Roque, executive director of Amnesty International Brazil Early last Saturday morning (5 April 2014), the streets of Rio de Janeiro’s Maré complex of favelas (slums) woke up to a military occupation by around 2,700 federal Army troops. They … Continue reading

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Can Turkey open a fresh chapter following the death of Berkin Elvan?

By Andrew Gardner, Amnesty International’s expert on Turkey Yesterday’s funeral of Berkin Elvan, the 15-year-old boy who died as a result of injuries sustained at a Gezi Park demonstration in Istanbul last summer, was one of the largest funeral processions … Continue reading

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‘It felt like real war’ – An eyewitness account of the EuroMaydan clashes

Zoryan Kis, Campaign Coordinator at Amnesty International Ukraine, stayed overnight in Kyiv’s central Maydan Square on 19 February, during the deadliest period of the recent EuroMaydan protests. Clashes that erupted on both 19 and 20 February have resulted in the … Continue reading

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Ukraine courts the EU abroad but curtails freedoms at home

By Heather McGill, Amnesty International’s Researcher on Ukraine Ukrainians have taken to the streets in their tens and hundreds of thousands to protest against a last-minute change of course by their government. On 21 November the Cabinet of Ministers announced … Continue reading

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‘There is no justice in Egypt any more’

  By Nicholas Piachaud, Campaigner on North Africa at Amnesty International No parent should have to bury their child. But a year ago, the parents of teenager Gaber Salah Gaber Ahmed – also known as “Gika” – told us they … Continue reading

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