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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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More violence as Egyptians mark 6 October

By Diana Eltahawy, Egypt researcher at Amnesty International “Some people are going to the streets to celebrate, others to die.” These words, uttered by an injured pro-Morsi protester, sum up what happened last Sunday when Egyptians took to the streets … Continue reading

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Time for Security Reform in Tunisia

By Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International “The police surrounded me and started to beat me with their hands, their feet, their sticks – everything. They continued to beat me all the … Continue reading

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