Where is the world? The glorious international community has remained largely silent on the issue. Except for an extremely watered down condemnatory statement that has yet to negotiate the dangerous curves of the UN security council.
Today millions across the Middle East and North Africa are using their voices to demand their rights and freedoms. In some ways the unfolding drama of the Arab Spring mirrors Amnesty International's story.
On Saturday, 17 male inmates in Burma's Insein Prison joined at least five women who had been on a hunger strike since May 17. This bold and risky move comes on the heels of a "general amnesty" for 14,600 prisoners freed last week.