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Turkey: Released Amnesty Chair hopes justice will prevail for all victims of politically motivated prosecutions

Taner Kılıç, the Honorary Chair of Amnesty International Turkey, who was released yesterday after more than fourteen months behind bars, has thanked his supporters and said he hopes the campaign for his release helps to highlight the situation facing other victims of politically motivated prosecutions in Turkey. Taner, whose trial will resume on November 7, …

Afghanistan: Student massacre is a war crime

Responding to the attack on a Shi’a education center in Kabul on 15 August 2018, where a bomber stormed in and killed 34 people and injured at least 56 others, Amnesty International’s South Asia Campaigner, Samira Hamidi, said: “The deliberate targeting of civilians and the targeting of places of education is a war crime. The …

“Bigger, bolder and more inclusive”: Kumi Naidoo sets out his vision for human rights

The human rights movement needs to be bigger, bolder and more inclusive if it is to tackle the challenges that people face today, said seasoned activist Kumi Naidoo as he officially started his role as Secretary General of Amnesty International.

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