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COVID-19

Covid-19: Omicron variant must spur world leaders to share vaccines

To mark the one-year anniversary of the first Covid-19 vaccine administered worldwide, Amnesty International’s Health Advisor, Tamaryn Nelson, said: “The recent emergence of the Omicron variant is a stark reminder of what happens when we fail to address the pandemic at a global level.   “Experts...
Europe and Central Asia Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Poland: Prosecution of women who put up posters of Virgin Mary with rainbow halo smacks of state-sponsored homophobia

Ahead of the prosecutor’s appeal tomorrow against the decision to acquit three women charged with “offending religious beliefs” for possessing and distributing posters depicting the Virgin Mary with an LGBTI rainbow halo, Amnesty International’s Senior Campaigner for Europe, Catrinel Motoc, said:...
Americas Detention

Mexico: Prosecutors must investigate torture

On 3 August, José Eduardo Ravelo died from multiple internal injuries, after telling his mother the police had tortured him in detention days before in Mérida, state of Yucatán. The prosecutor’s office carrying out the investigation of Jose Eduardo’s death has publicly stated that torture or...
Armed Conflict

33 human rights wins to celebrate this year

It’s been a busy year for Amnesty International with positive changes taking place around the world. Laws have been rewritten, awards have been won, prisoners of conscience released and our supporters have continued to campaign with passion to ensure people can live free from torture, harassment or...