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Tag Archives: Amnesty International

Gimme Shelter! Mass Removals of Asylum Seekers from Europe (Part I: Afghanistan)

The current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, now both beyond their fifteen year, are the enduring conflicts of the twenty first century. The latest UN figures for civilian casualties in … Continue reading

July 26, 2018 · 1 Comment

Who’s Afraid of Airat Vakhitov?

By the time Airat Nasimovich Vakhitov turns 40, he will already have spent a good part of his life on the run, not from justice but the Russian state. His … Continue reading

March 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Rafael Braga: The Crime of Being Poor and Black in Brazil

The corporate sports circus has packed its bags and left town. For one Rio de Janeiro resident, the exigencies of international sports tournaments have exacted a hefty price on his … Continue reading

October 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Chaos in Chios: A “Hotspot” of Bother

Refugees Welcome? The year 2015 saw a record 65 million people displaced worldwide. Other records were broken as over one million people fled to Europe by sea, coupled with a … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · 3 Comments

Interpreters and Detainee Welfare in Immigration Removal Centres (II)

An inability to communicate in English is not a prerequisite for immigration detention: in January 2016, a US Shakespeare scholar was held at Morton Hall IRC for 10 days following … Continue reading

March 11, 2016 · 6 Comments

Creating a State of Mass Terror in the North Caucasus

On 23 December 2014, the longest criminal trial with the largest number of defendants in contemporary Russian history came to an end when a guilty verdict was pronounced in the … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · 7 Comments

Rasul Kudaev: An Injustice Too Far

Rasul Kudaev, a Russian national from the Kabardino-Balkaria Republic (KBR) in the North Caucasus region, has spent almost all of the 21st century behind bars in prisons in three different … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · 9 Comments