Tag Archives: protests

What Tiananmen taught me

By Trini Leung, Director for East Asia at Amnesty International. I’ll never forget the morning of June 2, 1989. I was living in Hong Kong and, together with a few fellow activists, we decided there was nowhere else to be but … Continue reading

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China’s Tiananmen anniversary blackout

By Amnesty International’s China team Updated on: 10 June 2014 Twenty-five years on, Chinese citizens continue to be persecuted for trying to remember the events of 1989 when hundreds, if not thousands, of protesters were killed or injured on the … 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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‘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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Justice for Gezi Park protestor a long way off as trial of police officers makes a chaotic start

By Andrew Gardner, Turkey researcher at Amnesty International Today was a remarkable day in Turkey, this was a case which has faced hurdles every step of the way. As I sat in a packed courtroom in the city of Kayseri, … Continue reading

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