Tag Archives: Amnesty International

Between the devil and the deep blue sea

In October last year, the Home Office decided to end British support for search-and-rescue operations in respect of migrants at risk of drowning in the Mediterranean. Home Secretary, Theresa May, along with other European interior ministers, judged that the Mare … Continue reading

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Blurred vision

In March, President Barack Obama, along with other western leaders and mainstream western media outlets, claimed that intervention was necessary to prevent a bloodbath in Benghazi, Libya’s second-largest city. Human Rights Watch, an international non-governmental organisation, subsequently contradicted this appraisal … Continue reading

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Breakdown on the road to equality

According to Amnesty International, a Saudi woman, Shaima Jastaina, has been sentenced to ten lashes for challenging a ban on women driving. Another two women are believed to be facing similar charges. In Saudi Arabia, citizens are required to obtain locally issued licences. … Continue reading

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