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2013 (63)
Dec 29 2013 5:35PM
Is Nigel Farage riding a Trojan horse full of “terrorist Muslims” from Syria who want to take over the UK!?

The UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has said the UK should take in some of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees. He said “there is a responsibility on all of try and help some of those people fleeing Syria, literally in...

Dec 13 2013 1:02AM
10 actions the “International Community” should urgently take to help Syrian refugees

"Syria has become the great tragedy of this century – a disgraceful humanitarian calamity with suffering and displacement unparalleled in recent history.” António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 3 September...

Dec 11 2013 5:30PM
If I was Parween, I would want to know that people cared

Education is the greatest tool we have to empower young people to improve their life chances and help them to become catalysts for change in their communities. This is a belief held very strongly by colleagues at my school, where many...

Dec 11 2013 4:44PM
I’ve received praise for my work, she’s had death threats

I have never met Doctor D, the Afghan gynaecologist whose experience I voiced in the film above, but I know by her story that we have a lot in common. When I was asked if I wanted to be involved in this film, I absolutely leapt at the...

Dec 10 2013 4:40PM
Kalpana Chakma – Lost but not forgotten in Bangladesh

When I was 23 I had just left University. I lived at home with my mum and dad, had a job in a little shop near my home and when I wasn’t working I spent time with friends. I had little to no interest in activism, and really, why would...

Dec 3 2013 10:05PM
Maher's story - a boy trapped in the siege of Daraya

The following is a first-hand account with an 11 year old resident of Daraya in Syria. Daraya has been under siege for the past year by the Syrian government. “My name is Maher (11). I am from besieged Daraya. I have been here under...

Nov 30 2013 7:17PM
Has the Palestinian Authority abandoned victims and their quest for accountability?

One year ago, the UN General Assembly voted to recognize Palestinian statehood. In the year since then, the Palestinian leadership has taken no statesmanlike steps. It has not signed any UN treaties that would protect human rights, or...

Nov 29 2013 11:20AM
Zimbabwe: good news comes in threes

They say good news comes in threes, so I wanted to share just that with you from our friends in Zimbabwe. Human rights lawyer acquitted On Wednesday, Beatrice Mtetwa was found not guilty of ‘obstructing the course of justice’. Beatrice...

Nov 27 2013 12:00PM
Syria: justice or immunity as a step towards transition?

One of the current pre-conditions of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) is that key personnel within the regimes political, military and security structures need to be removed from positions of power for any credible transitional...

Nov 25 2013 5:57PM
From tweets to grenade attacks: violence against women takes many forms

Last night I saw a tweet from journalist Laurie Penny which made me do a double-take: Ppl creating accounts to send me pics of naked women being hung with the words 'It could be you. Imagine people wanking over that.' #sunday — Laurie...

Nov 7 2013 12:59PM
We speak out because we can

One of the best things about working for Amnesty is our bloomin’ amazing activists. Whether we’re dressing up as grim reapers to protest at Cameron's stance on Sri Lanka or busting some serious moves in York town centre to celebrate...

Oct 4 2013 5:07PM
Herman Wallace: Justice deferred to the end

Herman’s only solace is that today he died a free man. Herman Wallace spent over 41 years in solitary confinement in prison in Louisiana, and today, at 71 years old, he finally passed away after losing his battle with liver cancer. A...

Oct 2 2013 11:32AM
Herman is free

Update, 4 October: After just days of freedom, Herman Wallace sadly passed away this morning. Our only solace is that he died a free man. It’s Wednesday morning and I’m writing the words I always hoped, but never thought, I would...

Oct 1 2013 1:52AM
Saving Syria's Children - cross border aid delivery is essential

Only the most callous regime apologists would have remained unmoved by BBC Panorama's Saving Syria’s Children documentary aired last night. This was raw, to the bone reporting on a conflict which is literally seeing the skin shredded...

Sep 20 2013 1:00PM
The countries that support referring Syria to the International Criminal Court - and some absent 'friends'

A UN Security Council referral of the miserable situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC) is vital but is far from certain. Like many other disappointments ordinary Syrians have had to endure from the so-called...

Sep 16 2013 11:55AM
The UNSC has a responsibility to protect civilians in Syria - decisive action is needed now

Time is not on the side of the displaced, the disappeared and the thousands of Syrians in fear of death – which could come any second from a regime ballistic missile or a bullet to the back of the head. If ever there was a time to...

Sep 13 2013 9:44PM
EVENT: Defending Human Rights in Hebron and Area C of the Occupied West Bank. 23 Sep

Details below of a free event at Amnesty International UK. It's very short notice so please share with your networks and on social media. Below the event details are some brief details of new Amnesty reports coming up on Israel /...

Sep 13 2013 5:38PM
Our six step plan to end the humanitarian crisis in Syria

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Sep 11 2013 11:59AM
Afghanistan’s ‘war on women’ continues

By Horia Mosadiq, our Afghanistan Researcher Her body ridden with bullets and left on the outskirts of Paktika province in Afghanistan, Sushmita Banerjee’s killing last week was horrifying but, sadly, not surprising. The Indian woman...

Sep 6 2013 5:35PM
How many more? Syria's refugees top two million

Charlotte Philips is our researcher on refugee and migrants' rights and recently returned from the Za'atri camp in Jordan. It’s difficult not to feel overwhelmed by the scale and brutality of the conflict in Syria. This week the UN has...