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    Jewish family finds Syrian Muslim is the perfect guest

    By Nadine Alfa  |  16 January 2018 Simon Goldhill, a professor at Cambridge University, his wife Shoshana, a lawyer, and their student daughter Sarah are hosting Syrian refugee Faraj.   © UNHCR/Aubrey Wade CAMBRIDGE, England – The Goldhills have always kept an open home, welcoming students and friends to stay. However, for the first time the devout Jewish family […]

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    Great British Welcome exhibition shows refugee-hosting as 'win-win'

    LONDON, United Kingdom – Great British Welcome, a series of photographs and texts portraying refugees and their hosts at home in Britain, will be on display at St Martin-the-Fields in London until mid March. The collection helps demonstrate that even as the numbers displaced by war and persecution have surged, Europeans have shown compassion, hope and […]

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    Israel: Release teenage Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi

    Israeli authorities must release a 16-year-old Palestinian activist who could face up to 10 years in prison over an altercation with Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank last month, Amnesty International said as she appeared in court today. Ahed Tamimi will go before Ofer military court in the occupied West Bank accused of aggravated […]

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    Philippines: Attempts to shut down media outlet a blatant attack on free press

    Reacting to the news that the Philippines authorities have ordered the closure of the independent media outlet Rappler, James Gomez, Amnesty International’s Director of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, said: The moves by the Philippines authorities to shut down Rappler is an alarming attempt to silence independent journalism. James Gomez, Director of Southeast Asia and […]

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    Tunisia: Drop charges against blogger and newly elected parliamentarian

    The prosecution of Tunisian blogger and parliament elect Yassine Ayari in a military court for his posts on Facebook is a serious violation of the right to freedom of expression and the right to fair trial, said Amnesty International.On 4 January, a military prosecutor charged Ayari with “undermining the morale of the army” for a […]

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    Syrian girl's imagination undaunted by war and upheaval

    By UNHCR staff  |  15 January 2018   |  Français Roussel, who is from Syria and has found refuge in Switzerland, loves to dance.  © UNHCR/Humans of Amsterdam and Fetching_Tigerss with some edits using a photo by Image Source Trading Ltd/Shutterstockcom LAUSANNE, Switzerland – At first, 10-year-old Roussel did not believe her friends and cousins when they told her that her […]

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    South Africa: Government must show political will to end xenophobic violence

    The South African government must stop prevaricating around the issue of violence against foreign nationals and take firm action in dealing with the situation, said Amnesty International South Africa today after the outbreak of reported xenophobic violence in Rustenburg, North West Province, this week. There is a lack of political will on the part of […]

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    Rejecting Racism, Strengthening our Bonds

    Posted by Maurice Middleberg on January 12, 2018 Every day, the staff of Free the Slaves works in solidarity with local partners and communities to help bring about a more just world. We do so in Haiti, in several countries in Africa, and in Asia. Every day, our staff manifests tremendous dedication and skill. Every […]