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Election fever grips Afghanistan

By Horia Mosadiq, Amnesty International’s Afghanistan Researcher, @Hmosadiq I came back from Afghanistan this Tuesday from a three-week research trip that showed me both the best and worst of the country. In the early hours of 20 March, I found … Continue reading

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Upload your art for #MyBodyMyRights

You have the right to live free from rape and sexual violence. #MyBodyMyRights pic.twitter.com/Q2NsHJaItr — AmnestyInternational (@AmnestyOnline) March 6, 2014 By Edward Herbert, Amnesty International’s Social Media Co-ordinator In a perfect world we would all make our own decisions about … Continue reading

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Dignity in the face of overwhelming horror and misery

By Susanna Flood, Director of Media at Amnesty International Her voice began to choke and then the tears began to flow down her face as she calmly and steadily recounted the long list of names of all the women and … Continue reading

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Trapped in an endless cycle of violence – the plight of Darfuri women and girls

By Manar Idriss, Sudan researcher at Amnesty International After spending more than a week this November in eastern Chad, interviewing Darfuri refugees in two different refugee camps, I found myself reflecting on how the latest round of violence in Darfur … Continue reading

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What you didn’t know about the real Afghanistan

By Maya Pastakia, Afghanistan Campaigner at Amnesty International It is one of the most dangerous places in the world, following more than three decades of war. Terrorist groups remain a force to be reckoned with, and its human rights record … Continue reading

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