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May 18 2020 5:36PM
Capturing Calais: A Look at Life on The Ground

Activist and group member Elizabeth Arif-Fear talks about her recent trip to Calais with St. Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, working with Help Refugees and Refugee Community Kitchen in Calais and Dunkirk.

Urgent Action: Ex-minister arbitrarily held after book release in Eritrea

Former Eritrean Minister of Finance, Berhane Abrehe, was taken to an undisclosed location by security agents.

UA 170/18 issued 18/09/2018
May 24 2018 1:20PM
I am Aster

Today is Aster Fissehatsion's 67th birthday. The Eritrean politician was arrested in 2001 and has never been heard from since. To mark her birthday and Eritrea's Liberation Day we say "I AM ASTER".

Israel: halt to forced deportations welcomed, but Africans still under pressure to leave

Asylum-seekers protesting outside the Rwandan Embassy in Tel Aviv earlier this year © Amnesty International Israel

‘Israel is still conducting what it calls “voluntary” deportations, though in reality there is nothing voluntary about them’ - Magdalena Mughrabi Responding to the Israeli government’s declaration to the Israeli High Court that it will stop forcible deportations of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers to “third countries”, Magdalena Mughrabi, Amnesty International’s Middle East Deputy Director, said: “While the Israeli government’s declaration to the High Court that it will stop forcible deportations of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers to ‘third countries’ is welcome, there is still deep

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Israel: secret deal over deporting African migrants is reckless and illegal

African asylum-seekers protesting outside the Rwandan Embassy in Tel Aviv earlier this year © Amnesty International Israel

After mass demonstration at weekend, Supreme Court to examine policy today ‘The governments of Rwanda and Uganda must immediately cease any co-operation with the Israeli government on this issue’ - Philip Luther Israel’s policy of deporting African asylum-seekers to two unnamed African countries is illegal and an abdication of its responsibility toward asylum-seekers, Amnesty International said, as Israel’s Supreme Court considers the legality of the policy in a hearing today. Israel has reportedly reached agreements with two countries - widely understood to be Uganda and Rwanda - though the

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Nov 8 2016 7:16PM
Free Eritrea - October group meeting

We had a 15 minute silence at the end of our Tuesday night meeting.

Eritrea: Immediately and unconditionally release prisoners of conscience

The Eritrean foreign minister’s confirmation that all politicians and journalists arbitrarily arrested in 2001 are alive is welcome news but they must now be immediately and unconditionally r

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Feb 2 2016 5:03PM
The UK must recognise Eritreans as the refugees that they are

We have all heard about the terrible situation in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq causing people to risk their lives and make the treacherous journey across the Mediterranean. However, what I have sadly come to realise is that not so many...

May 18 2020 5:37PM
North West Conference - October 2015

In October 2015, Blackburn with Darwen hosted the North West Conference of Amnesty International UK.

Sep 30 2015 1:20PM
A mother disappeared - Aster Fissehatsion's son reflects

Aster Fissehatsion has been missing for 14 years. She was arrested in 2001 after signing an open letter calling for democratic reforms. Here her son Ibrahim Mahmoud Ahmed Sherifo talks of the years without his mother and his continued...

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