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Testimonies from Kocho: The village ISIS tried to wipe off the map

By Donatella Rovera, Senior Crisis Response Advisor at Amnesty International, in northern Iraq  Just as the dire humanitarian situation on north-western Iraq’s Sinjar Mountain was beginning to improve, news broke on Friday about one of the worst reported attacks in … Continue reading

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No one to trust, nowhere to turn

By Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General. At Amnesty International, we are no strangers to suffering. Documenting human rights abuses is our daily work. Sometimes, however, we unearth evidence of such depravity that it leaves even our hardened investigators almost … Continue reading

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War crimes in the battle for Mosul

By Donatella Rovera, Senior Crisis Response Adviser at Amnesty International from Mosul, Iraq Long lines of cars full of terrified families jammed the road as I left Mosul on 25 June. The mass exodus is testament to the impact on … Continue reading

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From the battlefield to the courtroom: Bosco Ntaganda in The Hague

By Sophie Rosenberg of the Democratic Republic of Congo research team at Amnesty International It’s been a very swift turn of events. Bosco Ntaganda – until a few days ago – wanted for war crimes and crimes against humanity was … Continue reading

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‘Why is the world doing nothing?’ – cluster bomb attack by the Syrian army in Aleppo

By Donatella Rovera, Amnesty International’s Senior Crisis Adviser In a field hospital, which I won’t name for security reasons – too many field hospitals have been bombed already – a little boy of 7, Abdo al-Dik, was shaking like a … Continue reading

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