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by Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada

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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.
September 25, 2015
Media workers Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed are free. Just weeks after a court sentenced them to another three years in prison, Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has cut short the rest of their sentences and released them under a presidential pardon.

September 25, 2015
By Rasha Mohamed, Yemen Researcher at Amnesty International. Follow Rasha on Twitter @RashaMoh2
Anguish, frustration, grief, helplessness, seething anger.
A mixture of all those emotions washed over me as I stood next to Mohamed an hour after an airstrike had destroyed his house in Sana’a, the capital of Yemen. They left me dumbstruck. He was grief stricken and equally speechless as he sat in front of the rubble of his house in his undergarments, his face smeared with blood and dust.
Posted in Yemen
September 21, 2015
By Eliza Goroya in Kos, Greece and Khairunissa Dhala and Lorna Hayes in Berlin, Germany.
September 21, 2015
By Jackie Hansen, Women’s Rights Campaigner, Amnesty International Canada