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September 1, 2015
The following statement was read by Monia Mazigh, Maher Arar's wife, as a press conference earlier today.
I welcome today's announcement by the RCMP to lay criminal charges against Colonel George Salloum who was directly responsible for my torture while I was detained at the Palestinian Branch of the Syrian Military Intelligence.
September 1, 2015
By Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada
Posted in Torture, Canada
August 31, 2015
By Giorgos Kosmopoulos, Director of Amnesty International Greece 
The view was staggering upon my arrival in the village of Idomeni, near Greece’s border with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Macedonia).
August 31, 2015
Narges Mohammadi has been in and out of prison for more than a decade for her support of human rights in Iran. Three months after her most recent imprisonment, she wrote this personal letter from jail on what it means to be apart from her children.
August 26, 2015
By Marek Marczynski, Head of Amnesty International’s Military, Security and Police team at the International Secretariat. Follow Marek on Twitter @MarekMarczynski. You can also follow discussions and developments at the ATT Conference of States Parties on Twitter via the @AmnestyATT account.
The recent explosions that apparently destroyed a 2,000-year-old temple in the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria were yet another grim example of how the armed group calling itself the Islamic State (IS) uses conventional weapons to further its agenda.
August 25, 2015
As the Arms Trade Treaty's first Conference of States Parties convenes in Cancún, Mexico from 24-27 August, Amnesty International is campaigning for transparency in all aspects of the arms trade, including comprehensive state reporting on the scale and range of their arms imports and exports.
Weapons and ammunition in circulation
August 24, 2015
By Tanya O'Carroll, Technology and Human Rights Officer for Amnesty International. Follow Tanya on Twitter @TanyaOCarroll
One year after the launch of Panic Button, our phone app for human rights activists, we find out how it’s helping them to prepare for attacks, coordinate with their networks, and stay safe.
“We are afraid. We are afraid that the abduction that happened to our parents might also happen to us.”
August 24, 2015
Security expert and hacker Morgan Marquis-Boire spends his days researching the shady underworld of government surveillance. Here he explains how governments are using malicious computer code to spy on journalists and human rights activists across the world.
August 21, 2015

Chelsea Manning is serving a 35-year prison sentence for leaking classified US government documents to the website WikiLeaks. Two years after she was first sentenced, Chelsea tells us why speaking out against injustice can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Q. Why did you decide to leak documents about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? 
August 7, 2015
By Jackie Hansen, Major Campaigns and Women’s Rights Campaigner

Watch this short video by Up for Debate supporters!
My number is 0. Zero is the number of times that women’s rights and gender equality were discussed in the Maclean’s debate on August 6, the first federal leader’s debate of the 11 week election campaign.