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July 3, 2015
Moses Akatugba, a  Nigerian death-row inmate pardoned after nearly 10 years.
By Moses Akatugba, Nigeria (30 June 2015).
Posted in Torture, Nigeria
July 3, 2015
Sherif Elsayed-Ali © Amnesty International
By Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Deputy Director of Global Issues at Amnesty International. Follow Sherif on Twitter @sherifea
Just after 4pm yesterday, Amnesty International received an email from the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT), which hears cases related to UK intelligence agencies. The message was brief but it dropped a bombshell.
Posted in Mass Surveillance , UK
July 2, 2015

By Kristin Hulaas Sunde, 1 July 2015, 13:00 UTC

June 30, 2015

Happy Canada Day! We mark today by celebrating amazing Canadians, from coast to coast, who are incredible human rights activists.

Canadians across Canada organize events from flash mobs to book clubs, educate their communities on human rights issues, send solidarity to victims of human rights violations, and tirelessly take action to protect human rights across the world! Thank you!
Posted in Canada
June 30, 2015
By Kathy Price, Mexico Campaigner with Amnesty International Canada
I’m betting that no one who met Garifuna defender and former prisoner of conscience Angel Amílcar Colón Quevedo during his recent visit to Canada will forget his incredible smile or his inspiring words. I certainly won’t!
June 26, 2015
By George Harvey, Amnesty International Canada, LGBTI Coordinator
A landmark ruling from the Supreme Court in the United States calling for marriage equality in all 50 states! A successful referendum on marriage equality in Ireland! Discriminatory laws challenged and repealed in a number of countries, and peaceful Pride marches in cities where they've been met with violence and counter marches in the past. We have much to celebrate during Pride this summer.
Posted in LGBTI Rights, Canada
June 24, 2015
By Netsanet Belay, Africa Director, Research and Advocacy at Amnesty International. Follow Netsanet on Twitter @NetsanetDBelay
As the International Criminal Court (ICC) opens its Assembly of States Parties – the periodic gathering of all the countries who have ratified the Court’s statute – in The Hague today, it does so with a bloody nose.
The Court was yet again met with contempt this month by South Africa’s failure to cooperate with its arrest warrants for one of its longest running fugitives, President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan.
June 23, 2015

One year ago, Amnesty International launched a global campaign to Stop Torture. And it’s working.
We have shone a light on torture taking place in Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, the Philippines, and Uzbekistan. In each of these countries we have campaigned alongside families of torture survivors and NGO partners, and we have seen results.
Posted in StopTorture, Torture
June 22, 2015
By Louisa Anderson and Justine Ijeomah
Posted in Torture, Nigeria
June 19, 2015
With the release of a new report today, the RCMP confirmed that it is no longer attempting to track murders of First Nations, Inuit and Métis women across all jurisdictions in Canada.