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A Scottish angle on human rights and the human rights angle on Scotland.

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Shao Jiang, a former prisoner of conscience for his active role in the 1989 pro-democracy movement, is a committed activist-scholar, who lives and works in exile in London. The academic interests focus on politics and media, social movement, democratisation, feminism, law in PRC and Hong Kong, autonomy & sovereignty & self-determination, international human rights mechanisms, comparative studies on development models and political institutions, theory and practice of Civil Society. Publications include Citizen Publications in China before the Internet (Palgrave, 2015).

 

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May 21 2018 10:22AM
London: 29th anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre vigil
On Sunday the 3th of June, 7pm-9pm, we will gather outside the Chinese Embassy in London to hold a candlelight vigil commemorating victims of the Tiananmen Massacre in 1989. Protestors will mark the names of known victims of the massac...

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It's still illegal to be lesbian, gay, transexual or intersex in too many countries around the world.

As Amnesty's LGBTI Network, we're working for a world where who you love isn't used as an excuse to discriminate against you. We're all human and all equal!

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May 17 2018 10:44AM
Five LGBTI activists to look out for
Here are 5 brilliant lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex activists (LGBTI) who are making waves while taking a stand for their rights.
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May 16 2018 4:11PM
Why Palestinians risk their lives for their rights
Palestinians have been fighting for their basic rights for 70 years - ever since Israel destroyed their homes and forced them to flee. This has to change.

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Amnesty works on almost every country on the planet. Our volunteer country specialists help us keep on top of reports and research about human rights abuses, and this is their take on our work.

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May 16 2018 12:55PM
I AM ASTER
By Alex Jackson, Country Coordinator for Eritrea, Amnesty International UK On September 18th, 2001, the Eritrean politician, Aster Fissehatsion was arrested. She had signed a letter calling for more democracy in her country. Aster was...