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Impunity despite Philippines’ landmark Anti-Torture Act

By Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General. When a man’s severed head turns up in Manila Bay with three gunshots through the cranium, one would reasonably expect the authorities to fast-track the investigation of such a grisly crime. But justice … Continue reading

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Mexico at a crossroads: More than words needed to avoid lawlessness

By Erika Guevara Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International. When Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto took office two years ago, he knew full well the job was a challenging one. Back in 2012, Mexico was already immersed in one of … Continue reading

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Released schoolboys reveal torture, fear and anxiety in IS captivity in Syria

By Noor Al-Bazzaz of Amnesty International’s Syria team Five months to the day after being abducted and held hostage by the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS), a group of 25 students from Kobani were unexpectedly set free on … Continue reading

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Less than 10 days to demand justice for Moses

By Sara MacNeice, Stop Torture Campaign Manager, Amnesty International For many 16 year olds the worst thing imaginable is homework and school exams. But Moses Akatugba was full of hope for the future as he anxiously awaited his school results, … Continue reading

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Nigeria needs to call time on torture

  By Netsanet Belay, Amnesty International’s Director for Research and Advocacy in Africa ABUJA – The next few months will determine whether Chinwe’s life is changed forever. Accused of murder by a corrupt and brutal police force, he faces spending … Continue reading

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