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March 2013 (3)
Mar 19 2013 10:11AM
The story behind our first Urgent Action, forty years ago

It’s hard to believe that it’s forty years since I issued Amnesty’s first ‘Urgent Action’. It was for Professor Luis Basilio Rossi, labour lawyer, academic and political activist at the University of Sao Paulo, who “disappeared” after...

Mar 19 2013 9:37AM
Still urgent after 40 years

It’s 40 years today since we issued the first ever Urgent Action, on behalf of Brazilian Labour Rights activist Professor Luiz Basilio Rossi, detained and tortured by the military junta all because of his political activism. Like many...

Mar 7 2013 11:58AM
Horrible Histories or grim reality? Saudi Arabia and the death penalty

Update, 13th March We have received news that tragically, the seven men were executed this morning by firing squad in Saudi Arabia. People close to the men reported that seven mounds of earth had appeared in a public square in Abha...