August 2014 (4)
Aug 21 2014 11:14AM
Escape from Sinjar Mountain, but what next?
After a harrowing escape, first from their hometown of Qahtanya and then from Sinjar Mountain – where they were stuck for eight days with very little food or water – Suleiman Shaibo Sido, his wife and their eight children, all members...
Aug 14 2014 12:02PM
'They know who did it and they're not acting': The Gatumba massacre 10 years on
On Saturday I listened while survivors of the Gatumba massacre recounted the horrors they witnessed on the night of August 13th 2004, when more than 160 Congolese Banyamulenge Tutsis were hunted down and killed at a refugee camp in Bur...
Aug 6 2014 5:23PM
In Israel, as in Gaza, human rights are the last line of protection
My brother and I are experiencing the current Israel-Gaza conflict quite differently. He is 20, serving out his military service and has been fighting in Gaza. I, on the other hand, am the Executive Director of Amnesty International Is...
Aug 1 2014 12:33PM
Life in Gaza: terror at night and massacres in the day
Last Monday into Tuesday were the scariest day and night since the current conflict began. The violence finally reached the area where I live; where I, my children and neighbours had thought it was safe. After I finished the day’s work...