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Kofi Annan, lifelong champion of justice, peace and dignity

Responding to this morning’s announcement of the passing of Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian work, Kumi Naidoo, Amnesty International’s Secretary General said: “The world has lost a great leader. Kofi’s dedication and drive for a more peaceful and just world, his lifelong championing of human …

Senior Myanmar Officials Should Be Held Accountable for Crimes Against Humanity

The U.S. Department of Treasury imposed targeted sanctions today against four Myanmar officials and two military units, including Aung Kyaw Zaw, Khin Maung Soe, Khin Hlaing, and Border Guard Police commander Thura San Lwin, along with the 33rd and the 99th Light Infantry Divisions In response, Francisco Bencosme, advocacy manager for Asia-Pacific at Amnesty International USA issued this statement:

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, …

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