Country specialists | Archive 2014 July | Amnesty International UK
July 2014 (4)
Jul 29 2014 3:33PM
His child died while he was in prison
Ángel Amílcar Colón Quevedo's eight-year-old son was dying of cancer. Ángel is a black Honduran, a member of the downtrodden Garifuna community. In desperate hope of earning money for a cure for his child, Ángel tried to get to the Uni...
Jul 16 2014 2:04PM
Stand with Dina Meza – a journalist under threat in Honduras
Aspiring writers might dream of being an award-winning journalist with access to a wealth of captivating stories on crime, corruption and political intrigue. But what’s the reality in countries where freedom of speech is under serious...
Jul 15 2014 2:44AM
War crimes by all sides as sectarian violence against civilians continues in Iraq
ISIS, armed groups and militias, and Iraqi Government forces have committed war crimes and gross abuses of human rights in the conflict spreading across Iraq. Northern Iraq: Civilians in the Line of Fire is a new briefing by Amnesty In...
Jul 4 2014 2:49PM
A 20-year battle won, and new hope for Paraguay's indigenous communities
On 11 June, Paraguay’s President Cartes signed into law an Expropriation Bill that returns more than 55 square miles of traditional land to the Sawhoyamaxa people – an area about the size of Cardiff. It’s hopefully the end of a remarka...