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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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Egypt’s dirty secret – searching for the prison that no one dares name

By Haitham Ghoniem, Egyptian human rights activist and researcher at the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms It was in the first week of this April, before noon prayers, when the doorbell rang. My mother saw a muscular man dressed … Continue reading

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Executions in Belarus – more of the same?

Belarus resumed executions in 2014. It’s time to increase the pressure on the only country in Europe that still uses the death penalty, writes Amnesty International’s Jan Wetzel. Earlier this year, Amnesty reported that Belarus had not executed anyone in … Continue reading

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