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2016 (52)
Dec 13 2016 2:46PM
Living in colour: life as a humanitarian nurse and campaigner for refugees

In her mid-50s Alison Criado-Perez transformed her life. She returned to nursing, joined Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and began working in humanitarian crises around the world. She explains how what she saw turned her into an active...

Dec 9 2016 2:48PM
Madeleine Moon MP celebrates Human Rights Day by taking action in support of Ilham Tohti

Every year Human Rights Day, which commemorates the adoption of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, reminds us of how important universal rights are. For everyone, everywhere. But sadly so many people all over the world still...

Dec 9 2016 12:19PM
On human rights day, send a message of hope

Written by Bonface Ophiyah Massah, National Coordinator of APAM, the Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi My name is Bonface Massah. I live in Malawi, and I have albinism. That is a dangerous combination. In Malawi, people...

Dec 7 2016 3:17PM
The ethical Christmas gift guide 2016

By Georgie White, our online retail manager. ‘Ethical shopping’ has come a long way in the last few years. No longer purely the realm of the most conscientious consumers, or hardcore hippies – fairtrade can be affordable, fashionable...

Nov 29 2016 5:02PM
Harrowing tales of IS abuses and militia revenge paint grim picture for justice for Mosul atrocities

By Diana Eltahawy, Iraq researcher at Amnesty International, Northern Iraq As the battle to recapture Mosul from the grip of the armed group calling itself the Islamic State (IS) has unfolded in recent weeks, gruesome details have...

Nov 22 2016 6:15PM
After Hillsborough I fought for justice for 27 years

By Becky Shah I lost my mum when I was 17. She left one day to go to a football match, and I never saw her alive again. This year we finally proved that she lost her life as a result of tragic failures by the police, ambulance services...

Nov 12 2016 10:14AM
Six Trump proposals that must never become policy

By Margaret Huang, executive director of Amnesty International USA In the very early hours of November 9, we voiced our grave concern about statements that President-elect Donald Trump made over the course of the election and his...

Oct 24 2016 4:55PM
End violence in schools

Author ND Gomes reflects on the reasons she wrote her new Amnesty-endorsed novel for teens, Dear Charlie. ‘Dear Charlie I’m sorry it’s taken me seven weeks to write this. Honestly, I still don’t know why I am. It’s not like you will...

Oct 10 2016 4:00PM
Art from death row - by artists facing execution in the US

By Maroshini Krishna Morgan, Assistant Director of Amicus Piled high in the cupboards of Amicus' tiny London office are over 30 incredible pieces of art. Sent to us from death rows across the US, included amongst them are arresting...

Oct 3 2016 5:00PM
My wife, imprisoned in Iran for six months and counting

By Richard Ratcliffe Today marks six months since my wife, Nazanin, was taken and put in an Iranian prison. It marks six months since Gabriella, our two-year-old daughter, had her passport confiscated so that she would be kept in Iran...

Sep 29 2016 12:23PM
Global inaction is enabling the brutal destruction of Aleppo

By Diana Semaan, Syria Campaigner at Amnesty International The collapse of the latest Syrian ceasefire agreement in recent days brought a ferocious escalation in the bombardment of Aleppo last weekend. At least 173 civilians were...

Aug 30 2016 11:53AM
Where is Sombath Somphone?

Stopped by Police. Taken away in a Truck. Missing since 15 December 2012. It's now more than three and a half years since Sombath Somphone, a civil society leader in Laos disappeared. It was early evening on 15th December 2012 when...

Aug 30 2016 11:42AM
You can’t photograph the disappeared

In 1972, the photograph of nine year old Phan Thị Kim Phúc running naked, screaming in pain from burns, showed millions the dire effect of napalm bombing and helped change history. After a decade of drownings in the Mediterranean, the...

Aug 30 2016 11:20AM
Colombia: What happened to Félix Guzmán?

On 14 August 2010, Félix Guzmán went out to work, as he did every day, in the fields of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó in north-western Colombia. At about 9.30 a.m. he was approached by armed men wearing paramilitary...

Aug 30 2016 11:06AM
Mexican teaching students still missing two years on

The case of the disappearance of the Ayotzinapa students in Mexico is as shocking as it is baffling. Nearly two years ago, students from a teachers’ training college in Mexico’s southwestern state of Guerrero were hauled off buses in...

Aug 26 2016 4:56PM
Where is Kalpana, our unseen sister?

It has been 20 years since Kalpana Chakma was kidnapped by the state – taken from her home in Rangamati in Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts by a group of plain-clothed security personnel believed to have been from a nearby army camp...

Aug 23 2016 4:50PM
After escaping war, what awaits Syrian children in Europe?

By Gauri van Gulik, first published by CNN The horrific situation facing Syria’s children, graphically captured by the haunting image of five-year-old Omran Daqneesh, shocked and bloodied in the back of an ambulance after being pulled...

Aug 17 2016 5:19PM
Indonesia's crack down on human rights

Anyone who has been passingly engaged in Indonesia might have noticed that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo doesn’t have much respect for human rights. Recently four executions took place with a further 10 people at imminent risk of...

Aug 15 2016 1:30PM
The long crossing to Hungary: refugees between borders and barbed wire

Written by Todor Gardos and Alice Wyss, Europe researchers at Amnesty International "The journey has been so difficult, especially for my child," Noor*, a 27-year-old woman from Afghanistan tells us. I have had to watch her be scared...

Aug 9 2016 2:00PM
Chelsea Manning faces new charges for attempting suicide

By Justin Mazzola, Attorney and researcher at Amnesty USA The news was hard to take when I first learned of it on 7 July – Chelsea Manning, who publicly stood up and took responsibility for releasing materials she felt would...