Tag Archives: SOS Europe

Taking torture personally

How do you support someone who has been tortured? That’s what this issue of WIRE explores, to mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26 June. We speak to Farida Aarrass about why she will never give … Continue reading

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Holding centres will not stop migrants risking their lives off Europe’s shores

By Sherif Elsayed-Ali, deputy director of global issues at Amnesty International As the summer “boat season” approaches, with a surge in migrants, asylum seekers and refugees making the perilous sea crossing from north Africa to the European Union, the authorities … Continue reading

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A loud and clear message to Greece: Protect people before your borders

Many refugees and migrants have told Amnesty that they faced shocking treatment at the Greek border with Turkey. Today, over 94,000 activists are sending the minister in charge, Nikolaos Dendias, a “holiday postcard” (right) in protest. By Amnesty’s Campaigner on … Continue reading

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We really need to talk: the EU-Africa summit and human rights

By Nicolas Beger, Director of Amnesty International’s European Institutions Office In every true partnership, there is always some point where there is no other option than straight talk. This week’s EU-Africa summit is one of those moments. Whilst the issue … Continue reading

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Europe’s race to the bottom on protecting refugees from Syria

By Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Amnesty International’s Head of Refugee and Migrants’ Rights In much of Europe, ‘asylum-seeker’ and ‘refugee’ have become dirty words. It is rare to find a politician who will express genuine concern for refugees in public; when it … Continue reading

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