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Mexico: Six months on and still no justice

  Today marks six months since 43 Mexican students were kidnapped in Iguala, Guerrero. The search for the missing teacher trainees – all students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers’ College of Ayotzinapa – has led to the discovery of mass graves and in December the first of the students,19-year-old Alexander Mora Venancio, was confirmed

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Mexico: Susana Chávez Castillo – a tribute

  Prominent poet and women’s rights advocate Susana Chávez Castillo was found murdered in the border town of Ciudad Juárez on 6 January 2011. She had been strangled and had had one of her hands cut off; her body was only identified five days later. Chávez had been highly vocal in calling for justice for the

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Candlelit Vigil for Syria’s Silenced Voices

It is now more than four years since the start of the conflict in Syria. In that time, countless activists, writers, and human rights defenders have been detained, disappeared and killed. To show solidarity with our Syrian colleagues and the Syrian people, English PEN is organising a peaceful gathering on London’s Millennium Bridge on Monday

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