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The struggle against torture: “Don’t let down your guard”

By Alex Neve, Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada (English branch) It had been a two and a half hour drive from Guadalajara. As we approached, the ominously named prison, CEFERESO Number 4, the Federal Centre for Social Rehabilitation, loomed large … Continue reading

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Peña Nieto must commit to tackle torture

By Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General. Judging by some international headlines, you might think that things are looking up for Mexico. Its President, Enrique Peña Nieto, has said he is on the road to transforming and modernizing the country. … Continue reading

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Time for President Aquino to tackle the Philippines’ dirty, open secret

By Hazel Galang-Folli, Amnesty International’s Expert on the Philippines. This Monday, President Benigno Aquino delivered his fifth State of the Nation Address. The address focused on the government’s achievements on good governance and the promise of a “righteous path”, or … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Mariupol – suspicion, mistrust and a fear of what’s to come

By Denis Krivosheev, Deputy Director of the Europe and Central Asia Programme at Amnesty International At first sight it seems as if it’s business as usual in Mariupol in south-eastern Ukraine. This strategic port city just across a thin stretch … Continue reading

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Torture – An unnecessary evil

By Emily Nevins, Director of Amnesty International’s Campaigns Programme As conflicts rage across the globe, torture is being deployed on an industrial scale. For five decades, Amnesty International has led the charge against the abuse worldwide – now we’re ramping … Continue reading

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