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Oct 10 2019 2:59PM
Sunday 18 August
The Imprisoned Writers Series at the Edinburgh International Book Festival Since 1997, Amnesty International in Scotland has shared the voices of writers whose human rights have been compromised - because they have been imprisoned, exi...
Oct 10 2019 2:51PM
Ndume Olatushani: 20 years on death row for a crime he didn't commit
Ndume Olatushani spent 28 years in a Tennessee prison - 20 years on death row - for a crime that he did not commit: the 1983 murder of Joe Belenchia. Twenty years of legal battles uncovered that evidence against him had been fabricated...
Oct 6 2019 9:37PM
Votes for children: the case for Universal Suffrage
Blog by Katherine Walton - Chair of Amnesty UK's Children's Human Rights Network Article 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights demands that “everyone” has the right to partake in their government, either by voting on things d...
Oct 1 2019 11:09AM
Poetry Portal to Togetherness
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As a child and teenager my first writing instinct found voice in poetry. Like many children I found the potency of distilled thought and feeling contained within a poem to have an almost magical, transformative force.
Oct 1 2019 11:09AM
Return to Raqqa
Syrian journalist Marwan Hisham speaks poignantly of his return to Raqqa after a 4-year absence, as any hope for normality quickly fades in a part of the world braced for yet more conflict and catastrophe.