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Nous sommes Raif

Béatrice Vaugrante, Director General of Amnistie Internationale Canada francophone, gives a snapshot of some of the widespread global campaigning for Raif Badawi. Raif has been sentenced to ten years and 1,000 lashes after starting a website for public debate in … Continue reading

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Five ways you can help Raif Badawi

We urgently need Saudi Arabia to stop the flogging of Raif Badawi and release him immediately. Here’s how you can help. In May 2014, the Saudi Arabia government sentenced Raif Badawi to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes. He … Continue reading

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The Sin of Torture & Guantánamo Bay

By Jason D. Wright, Esq., a US Army veteran and human rights advocate. Disclaimer: The following article reflects the opinions of Jason Wright and not Amnesty International. The opening principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights have stood strong … Continue reading

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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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