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Stories of defiance: Human rights activists speak out

Headline Title:  Stories of defiance: Human rights activists speak out 25 May 2012 When it launched its 50th annual report on the state of human rights worldwide, Amnesty International highlighted the courage shown by protesters and human rights defenders over the course of the past year. “Protesters have shown that change is possible. They have thrown down a gauntlet demanding that governments stand up for justice, equality and dignity. They have shown that leaders who don’t meet these expectations will no longer be accepted. After an inauspicious start 2012 must become the year of…

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