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Myanmar: the human rights story behind the spin

13 November 2014 |  by  |  Asia Pacific, Freedom of Expression  |  No Comments

This week, Myanmar is in the spotlight as world leaders—including the US president, Barack Obama, and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping—descend on the country for two key regional summits, the East Asia Summit and that of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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Letters Change Lives

12 November 2014 |  by  |  Flame Magazine, Write for Rights  |  No Comments

Last year’s Write 4 Rights letter writing campaign led to the release of three prisoners, and many more people at risk of human rights abuses felt safer and supported.

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Behind closed doors in the Philippines

12 November 2014 |  by  |  Asia Pacific, Flame Magazine, Torture  |  No Comments

Jerryme, a public transport driver, lived a quiet life until plain-clothed police officers violently arrested him on 10 January 2012, and accused him of robbery and killing a foreigner and a police officer. He was taken into custody, tortured, and then charged with something else entirely: drug possession.

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Half a Century to Freedom

12 November 2014 |  by  |  Asia Pacific, Death Penalty, Flame Magazine  |  No Comments

After 46 years on death row in Japan, Hakamada Iwao is back home, thanks to the perseverance of his sister Hideko and the hundreds of thousands of Amnesty International members like you who supported him worldwide.

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Convert, leave or die.

12 November 2014 |  by  |  Flame Magazine, MENA  |  No Comments

Amnesty International’s Senior Crisis Researcher Donatella Rovera spent months on the ground in Iraq between June and October documenting ethnic cleansing by ISIS, revenge attacks on civilians by militias, and indiscriminate shelling of residential communities by the military.

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The impact of our actions

11 November 2014 |  by  |  Freedom Challenge  |  No Comments

As students, our actions are enough to raise awareness and sometimes raising awareness is enough to keep the media spotlight on important issues and sometimes this spotlight creates enough pressure on local and global leaders to make positive changes.

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