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Amnesty International launches Write for Rights, the largest human rights campaign of 2014

28 November 2014

Millions of Amnesty International supporters from around the globe are set to take part in Write for Rights, the world’s largest annual human rights campaign launching on 3 December. 

Colombia’s land restitution process failing those forced off their land

27 November 2014

Threats and killings coupled with the weak implementation of flawed legislation are scuppering the Colombian government’s promise to return millions of hectares of land illegally snatched from peasant farmers, Indigenous People and Afro-descendant communities.

15 facts about Colombia’s land restitution process

27 November 2014

Read Amnesty International's 15 facts about Colombia's land restitution process.  

Égalité?: Traveller and holocaust survivor talks of violence at the hands of the French police

27 November 2014

Raymond Gûreme experienced years of abuse at the hands of the Nazis in France for being a Traveller. Now, seven decades later, he lives like many Travellers on the margins of society with discrimination still part of his daily life. Read his incredible story.

Égalité?: Traveller and holocaust survivor talks of violence at the hands of the French police

27 November 2014

Raymond Gûreme experienced years of abuse at the hands of the Nazis in France for being a Traveller. Now, seven decades later, he lives like many Travellers on the margins of society with discrimination still part of his daily life. Read his incredible story.

Egypt: End wave of home demolitions, forced evictions in Sinai amid media blackout

27 November 2014

The Egyptian authorities must halt the arbitrary demolition of hundreds of homes and mass forced evictions under way in Rafah, North Sinai in order to create a buffer zone along the border with the Gaza Strip.

Egypt: End wave of home demolitions, forced evictions in Sinai amid media blackout

27 November 2014

The Egyptian authorities must halt the arbitrary demolition of hundreds of homes and mass forced evictions under way in Rafah, North Sinai in order to create a buffer zone along the border with the Gaza Strip.

Mexico: Drop overblown charges and free 11 held for protest over ‘disappeared students’

27 November 2014

Mexico must drop overblown charges and urgently release 11 demonstrators who have been unfairly held in two remote high-security prisons after protesting at the disappearance of 43 students in Iguala.

Mexico: Drop overblown charges and free 11 held for protest over ‘disappeared students’

27 November 2014

Mexico must drop overblown charges and urgently release 11 demonstrators who have been unfairly held in two remote high-security prisons after protesting at the disappearance of 43 students in Iguala.

Surviving Mexico’s torture epidemic

26 November 2014

In 2010, Rogelio Amaya was violently arrested by Mexican police officers and tortured into confessing to a crime. His story exposed the shocking use of torture that pervades across the country.

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