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Libya Armed Conflict

Libya: Living in fear and caught in the crossfire

By Donatella Rovera, Amnesty International’sCrisis Researcher1 April 2011, Ajdabiya Ajdabiya, a city of more than 100,000 people, is again empty of its residents. Yesterday, even the few residents who had begun to return earlier in the week were again fleeing eastwards in horror at the news that...
Americas Human Rights Defenders and Activists

U2 360 tour – Chile

Lucy Macnamara, Communications Manager, Art for Amnesty I’m back with Amnesty International on the U2 360 tour, kicking off the first concert of the Latin America leg here at the Estadio Nacioal in Santiago, Chile.  It’s an infamous stadium with a dark past.  I have to admit a shiver went down my...
Death Penalty

The global movement to kill the death penalty

By Salil Shetty, Secretary-General of Amnesty InternationalLast March, when Andrei Zhuk’s mother brought one of her usual food parcels to the prison in Minsk, she was turned away. Her son ‘had been moved’, officials told her. She should not come looking for him anymore, they said, but should...
Libya Armed Conflict

Tales of terror as rockets fall on Benghazi

By Donatella Rovera, Amnesty International crisis researcher Yesterday, at the home of the Dbeish family in Hay Dollar, a wealthy neighbourhood in the south-west of Benghazi, Hanan, a mother of six, showed me the smashed up bedroom where she had been sleeping with three of her children when a...
Libya Armed Conflict

Libyan families tell of unfolding nightmare

By Donatella Rovera, Amnesty International Crisis Researcher Benghazi, Libya, 18 March 2011 Yesterday, I managed to speak by phone to a family that I met last week when I was in Ajdabya, a town about 160km west of Benghazi which has been pounded by Colonel al-Gaddafi’s military forces in recent...