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Feb 12 2021 2:20PM
Voices from the frontline

In the midst of a drawn-out winter of gloom and isolation, we are all running a little low on hope. And one would be forgiven for thinking that a new report from Amnesty and its partners, in which Human Rights Defenders across the...

Dec 11 2014 5:24PM
Central African Republic: one year on we still need to urgently protect civilians

It’s just over a year since the crisis in the Central African Republic erupted. I vividly remember the horrifying news reports – machete-wielding, gun-toting menand the thousands fleeing their homes as the war quickly escalated. Little...

Nov 27 2013 1:14PM
Let's not forget the stories of the disappeared in Sri Lanka - Prageeth Eknaligoda’s wife visits Amnesty

Last week I heard first-hand from one of the 1000s of people whose families have suffered human rights abuse in Sri Lanka. It’s an opportunity that the Sri Lankan authorities did their utmost to deny David Cameron and other leaders...

May 7 2013 4:58PM
Good news: releases in China, Zimbabwe, Oman and more

We’ve had a busy first few months of 2013, including our celebrations of the 40 year anniversary of the first ever Urgent Action being issued at Amnesty. We have also sent out over 100 Urgent Action cases already this year, which is a...

Mar 19 2013 9:37AM
Still urgent after 40 years

It’s 40 years today since we issued the first ever Urgent Action, on behalf of Brazilian Labour Rights activist Professor Luiz Basilio Rossi, detained and tortured by the military junta all because of his political activism. Like many...