Thursday, November 12, 2015

The new Ayotzinapa generation: “It is as if we are a stone in the government’s shoe”

By Josefina Salomón, News Writer at Amnesty International in Mexico

Little more than a year ago, this was an unremarkable place. A rural school tucked away in a green corner of Mexico’s southern state of Guerrero. 

Friday, October 2, 2015

Iran: Indecency trial of jailed cartoonist and her lawyer for shaking hands absurd

The trial of satirical cartoonist Atena Farghadani and her lawyer on a charge of “illegitimate sexual relations falling short of adultery” after they shook hands is not only absurd and extreme but clearly politically motivated, said Amnesty International ahead of the General Criminal Court session starting tomorrow in Tehran.

Renewed diplomacy must not Ignore justice for war crimes in Syria

By Diana Semaan Syria campaigner at Amnesty International

With reports in the news of a new push for negotiations to end the conflict in Syria, and Western countries contemplating the future of Syria and Bashar al-Assad as Russia engages in combat, a crucially important goal—accountability for countless war crimes and other violations committed by all sides in this conflict—appears to be slipping off the agenda.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Her pregnancy ended but Ireland denied her an abortion

By Shiromi Pinto, 7 August 2015, 11:17 UTC

Lupe needed an abortion. But she lived in Ireland, where abortion is banned unless you’re in danger of dying. Lupe chose not to risk her life. This is her story.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

In Burkina Faso, preventing a pregnancy can mean defying your husband

16 July 2015, 12:15 UTC

Aged 25, Héléne has four children, although she would rather have had three. Here she tells us of the many barriers she faces in trying to prevent an unwanted pregnancy.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

“Why should people be attacked because they are gay?” - Defying homophobia in Cameroon

By Balkissa Ide Siddo, Amnesty International Central Africa Campaigner, 14 July 2015, 11:18 UTC

In Cameroon, defending the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people or being LGBTI comes with the risk of being attacked or even killed.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Global arms control treaty at risk of becoming a damp squib

By Marek Marczynski, Head of Military, Security and Police at Amnesty International @MarekMarczynski, 10 July 2015, 16:02 UTC

Every year, roughly half a million people are killed by firearms, many of which have been transferred irresponsibly.