Feb 20 2017 7:23PM
Donald Trump is alienating his most valuable allies
Written by Salil Shetty, Secretary-General at Amnesty International. This piece was originally published in TIME. Even at a time when human rights are under relentless at...
Feb 9 2017 5:44PM
Nazanin: A letter to my daughter
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian charity worker, was at the airport returning to the UK when she was detained by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and put in an...
Jan 30 2017 4:24PM
The US war on Muslim refugees
The gloves are off. With Friday’s Executive Order on “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals,” President Donald J. Trump has declared war on Mu...
Jan 26 2017 11:03AM
Trump’s global gag is a devastating blow for women’s rights
By Erika Guevara-Rosas, Amnesty's Americas Director The image of a group of men in suits making decisions about the rights of women is becoming an emblematic sign of the...
Jan 20 2017 2:36PM
Standing up for human rights under President Trump’s administration
Written by Margaret Huang, executive director at Amnesty International USA On the 20th of January, the eyes of the world will be on Washington, DC as a new U.S. president...
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 th...
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 St...
Sep 13 2016 11:14AM
Miraculous journeys, stranded hopes
Written by Monica Costa Riba, Regional Campaigner at Amnesty International. First published on CNN. Strapped onto either side of a horse, 30 year-old Alan Mohammad and hi...
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, sho...
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 wom...
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 too...
Jun 20 2016 4:26PM
The former refugee who rescued his own family on a Greek beach
We talk to Ghias Aljundi (pictured above left, in yellow), who fled to the UK from Syria 18 years ago. He is one of thousands volunteering to help refugees arriving in Gr...
Jun 8 2016 2:38PM
Nowhere safe: Refugee women on the Greek islands live in constant fear
Afghan journalist "Shirin" (not her real name) says she was once shot at by the Taliban. But despite fleeing her country to seek safety, she now lives in constant fear in...
May 26 2016 12:00AM
Out of the shadows: fighting for the rights of sex workers
By Catherine Murphy, Amnesty Policy Advisor 'Six police officers did sex to me one by one. They were armed with guns so I had to do it,' Mona, a mother of two in her late...
Apr 21 2016 6:41PM
Here’s how Europe welcomed a young Afghan man who fled the Taliban
Written by Conor Fortune, News Writer at Amnesty International You can’t stop a ship dead in its tracks, but sometimes you can change its course. And that’s what happened...
Mar 14 2016 4:16PM
I want you to know what Assad’s regime is doing to the people of Syria
My name is Tony. I’m writing because I want you to get the real story, to know what President Assad’s regime is really doing to the people of Syria. When the Syrian upris...
Feb 10 2016 5:30PM
10 ways you help us respond to a crisis
During war and conflict, crisis researcher Joanne Mariner is the first on the ground to gather evidence of serious human rights abuses. She tells us how your support make...
Dec 10 2015 7:00AM
Even from prison, you can still light a candle
By Waleed Abu al-Khair, currently imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for defending human rights. He wrote this post before he was imprisoned in July 2014. Writing while waiting t...
Nov 26 2015 4:54PM
The UK’s warm welcome transforms life for Syrian refugees
Written by Khairunissa Dhala from Amnesty's refugee and migrants team. Having lost their home while battling serious illness, a family of refugees from Syria has started...
Nov 6 2015 5:00PM
My wife, in prison for protesting
In March, Phyoe Phyoe Aung was arrested and imprisoned for helping to organise student protests in Burma. Just this week, her husband Lin Htet Naing was also imprisoned,...
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