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by Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada

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October 6, 2015
By HyunGu Kang, Amnesty International Canada Youth Leader
On a sunny Sunday in late September, Amnesty Toronto’s Youth Leadership Council hosted our first public event in Toronto’s popular Kensington Market.
October 5, 2015
By Diana Semaan, Syria campaigner at Amnesty's International Secretraiat.
With reports in the news of a new push for negotiations to end the conflict in Syria, and Western countries contemplating the future of Syria and Bashar al-Assad as Russia engages in combat, a crucially important goal—accountability for countless war crimes and other violations committed by all sides in this conflict—appears to be slipping off the agenda.
Posted in Syria
October 5, 2015
Three years after her father’s disappearance, 24-year-old Raneem Ma’touq tells her family’s story.
Posted in Syria
October 5, 2015
On 1 August 2015 Mohammad Ali Taheri was sentenced to death in Iran for ‘spreading corruption on earth”
October 1, 2015
The case of a 22-year-old student sentenced to one year in prison for engaging in “homosexual relations” has finally sparked public debate on same-sex relations in Tunisia. Yesterday, the Minister of Justice Mohamed Salah Ben Aissa made a ground-breaking public call for the decriminalization of same-sex relations.
Posted in LGBTI Rights, Tunisia
October 1, 2015
Connie Greyeyes is a grassroots activist from Fort St. John, a small community in northeastern British Columbia. She volunteers with the Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society, started the Women Warriors support group for families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and she is one of the founders of the Fort St. John Sisters in Spirit vigil. Connie is a member of Alberta’s Bigstone Cree First Nation.
September 29, 2015
By Kathy Price,  Colombia campaigner with Amnesty International Canada
It was great news, the kind of news that underscores how incredibly important our activism is.
September 26, 2015
By Kathy Price, Mexico Campaigner at Amnesty International Canada
Her name is Hilda. Like me - and so many of you - she is a parent filled with love for her child. It shone through as she told me about Jorge Antonio and how he was studying to fulfill his dream of becoming a teacher.
September 26 marks a terrible anniversary for Hilda and her family. It was on that fateful day one year ago that Jorge Antonio and other students from the teacher-training college of Ayotzinapa were fired on by Mexican police.