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#Amnesty International

# amnesty-international - Yesterday’s News

Amnesty terms Chinese Uyghur abuses 'crimes against humanity'
# China
# China

Amnesty terms Chinese Uyghur abuses 'crimes against humanity'

Fri 9:07 AM 7,061 Views 19 Comments

The 160-page report by Amnesty International uses the testimony of former detainees to document the abuses.

# amnesty-international - Friday 30 April, 2021

Explainer: Why is India calling for IP rules around Covid vaccines to be waived?
# Intellectual Property
# Intellectual Property

Explainer: Why is India calling for IP rules around Covid vaccines to be waived?

Apr 30th 2021, 6:30 AM 21,855 Views 18 Comments

The World Trade Organization will meet again today to discuss the proposal.

# amnesty-international - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

'We need the pressure to continue to build' - calls for FAI to speak up for migrants’ rights in Qatar
# Qatar World Cup
From The42
# Qatar World Cup

'We need the pressure to continue to build' - calls for FAI to speak up for migrants’ rights in Qatar

Mar 30th 2021, 9:14 AM 7,955 Views 8 Comments

Bohemians and Amnesty International Ireland have made their voices heard, as the Republic of Ireland face the 2022 World Cup hosts in a friendly game tonight.

# amnesty-international - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Violent protests erupt in Madrid and Barcelona again over jailing of rapper
# Pablo Hasel
# Pablo Hasel

Violent protests erupt in Madrid and Barcelona again over jailing of rapper

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 10:02 PM 34,916 Views 34 Comments

Rapper Pablo Hasel barricaded himself and supporters in a university during a 24-hour standoff with police.

# amnesty-international - Friday 13 November, 2020

'Massacre' of civilians in Ethiopia may be war crimes, UN says, as conflict escalates
# Ethiopia
# Ethiopia

'Massacre' of civilians in Ethiopia may be war crimes, UN says, as conflict escalates

Nov 13th 2020, 12:06 PM 17,204 Views 14 Comments

A man lies down after giving blood at a blood drive in support of the country’s military, at a stadium in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Thursday,

# amnesty-international - Monday 15 June, 2020

Criticism over lack of reference to Occupied Territories Bill in draft programme for government
# Occupied Territories
# Occupied Territories

Criticism over lack of reference to Occupied Territories Bill in draft programme for government

Jun 15th 2020, 9:29 PM 16,910 Views 43 Comments

Fine Gael and Tánaiste Simon Coveney have repeatedly outlined their opposition to the Bill.

# amnesty-international - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Amnesty: Premier League at risk of 'becoming a patsy' amid Saudi takeover talks at Newcastle
# Warning
From The42
# Warning

Amnesty: Premier League at risk of 'becoming a patsy' amid Saudi takeover talks at Newcastle

Apr 21st 2020, 2:53 PM 6,281 Views 8 Comments

Amnesty UK director Kate Allen has written to Premier League chief executive Richard Masters.

# amnesty-international - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

'Pushed to breaking point': Mass hunger strike at Egyptian prison
# Cairo
# Cairo

'Pushed to breaking point': Mass hunger strike at Egyptian prison

Jul 31st 2019, 7:22 AM 7,690 Views 7 Comments

Inmates have been on hunger strike for more than six weeks, Amnesty International has said.

# amnesty-international - Thursday 25 April, 2019

US-led coalition killed 1,600 civilians in four month blitz on Syrian city, says Amnesty
# Raqa
# Raqa

US-led coalition killed 1,600 civilians in four month blitz on Syrian city, says Amnesty

Apr 25th 2019, 10:56 PM 13,657 Views 83 Comments

Amnesty International say the coalition has only admitted to around 10% of the deaths.

'Time for change': UK committee finds British government responsible for addressing Northern Ireland abortion laws
# Amnesty International
# Amnesty International

'Time for change': UK committee finds British government responsible for addressing Northern Ireland abortion laws

Apr 25th 2019, 6:10 AM 11,656 Views 13 Comments

Laws in Northern Ireland mean that women cannot access an abortion unless there is a serious risk to their life.

# amnesty-international - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Amnesty Ireland calls for US to 'follow its own laws' as crisis unfolds at Mexico border
# US-Mexico Border
# US-Mexico Border

Amnesty Ireland calls for US to 'follow its own laws' as crisis unfolds at Mexico border

Jan 31st 2019, 7:05 AM 12,466 Views 31 Comments

The US launched an effort to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through US immigration courts.

# amnesty-international - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Killer robots could lead to 'new arms race with terrifying consequences', Amnesty International says
# Killer Robots
# Killer Robots

Killer robots could lead to 'new arms race with terrifying consequences', Amnesty International says

Jan 22nd 2019, 6:15 AM 11,808 Views 21 Comments

Amnesty International is calling for a total ban on the development, production and use of fully autonomous weapon systems.

# amnesty-international - Monday 14 January, 2019

Two people killed and 40 arrested in new 'gay purge' in Chechnya, activists say
# Chechnya
# Chechnya

Two people killed and 40 arrested in new 'gay purge' in Chechnya, activists say

Jan 14th 2019, 10:35 PM 15,763 Views 37 Comments

Chechen authorities immediately denied the claims.

# amnesty-international - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Abuse on Twitter: Women of colour 34% more likely than white women to be targeted
# Amnesty International
# Amnesty International

Abuse on Twitter: Women of colour 34% more likely than white women to be targeted

Dec 18th 2018, 6:15 AM 5,327 Views 22 Comments

The study found that an abusive or problematic tweet was sent to the women in the study every 30 seconds on average.

# amnesty-international - Monday 10 December, 2018

Rise of 'tough guy' world leaders 'mirrors the rise of fascism in the 1930s'
# Rights Today
# Rights Today

Rise of 'tough guy' world leaders 'mirrors the rise of fascism in the 1930s'

Dec 10th 2018, 6:00 AM 21,050 Views 55 Comments

A new report said some leaders are using “bully tactics” to “demonise and persecute” vulnerable people.

# amnesty-international - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

'Give us choice': Irish actors call on Theresa May to decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland
# Private Members' Bill
# Private Members' Bill

'Give us choice': Irish actors call on Theresa May to decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland

Nov 21st 2018, 5:57 PM 7,517 Views 21 Comments

Aisling Bea and Sharon Horgan have signed the letter ahead of the reading of a bill that would decriminalise abortion across the UK.

# amnesty-international - Monday 12 November, 2018

Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour
# Ambassador Of Conscience
# Ambassador Of Conscience

Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour

Nov 12th 2018, 7:04 PM 25,245 Views 42 Comments

The group revoked the award in light of Suu Kyi’s “betrayal of the values she once stood for”.

# amnesty-international - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Diplomatic pressure results in Tanzania stating anti-gay crackdown is not government policy
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

Diplomatic pressure results in Tanzania stating anti-gay crackdown is not government policy

Nov 6th 2018, 7:06 PM 8,692 Views 4 Comments

Amnesty International reports that ten men have been arrested since last week’s announcement.

# amnesty-international - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Sipo's order that Amnesty should return €137,000 grant is quashed after High Court appeal
# Funding
# Funding

Sipo's order that Amnesty should return €137,000 grant is quashed after High Court appeal

Jul 31st 2018, 12:47 PM 20,552 Views 73 Comments

The donation was for Amnesty’s ‘My Body, My Rights’ campaign which sought a referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

# amnesty-international - Friday 27 April, 2018

Maser's Repeal the 8th mural is back up in Temple Bar (and it won’t come down this time)
# Another Lick On The Wall
# Another Lick On The Wall

Maser's Repeal the 8th mural is back up in Temple Bar (and it won’t come down this time)

Apr 27th 2018, 9:17 PM 23,166 Views 273 Comments

Only this week it was removed from another wall in the area.

# amnesty-international - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Iraqi women suspected of IS links being sexually exploited and refused aid
# Amnesty International
# Amnesty International

Iraqi women suspected of IS links being sexually exploited and refused aid

Apr 17th 2018, 6:30 AM 12,318 Views 15 Comments

An Amnesty International report has expressed concern about how women and children are sexually exploited.

# amnesty-international - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Almost 1,000 executions were recorded last year, including beheadings and lethal injections
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Almost 1,000 executions were recorded last year, including beheadings and lethal injections

Apr 12th 2018, 2:50 PM 21,325 Views 65 Comments

Most executions took place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan – in that order.

# amnesty-international - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Harris takes his message to Moore Street: 'Men need to talk to the women in their lives about the Eighth Amendment'
# Referendum
# Referendum

Harris takes his message to Moore Street: 'Men need to talk to the women in their lives about the Eighth Amendment'

Apr 10th 2018, 5:30 PM 14,174 Views 165 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris stopped by Moore Street today to launch the ‘It’s Time to Talk’ referendum campaign.

# amnesty-international - Monday 12 February, 2018

Amnesty launches case challenging standards watchdog's order that it return €137,000
# Amnesty International
# Amnesty International

Amnesty launches case challenging standards watchdog's order that it return €137,000

Feb 12th 2018, 4:47 PM 7,872 Views 0 Comments

The money was donated to the group in order to fund activities around the Eighth Amendment.

# amnesty-international - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Open Society says Sipo may have relied on stolen documents to make Amnesty donation decision
# Donation
# Donation

Open Society says Sipo may have relied on stolen documents to make Amnesty donation decision

Dec 21st 2017, 4:28 PM 8,806 Views 58 Comments

Sipo has ordered Amnesty to return the €137,000 donation it received from Open Society.

# amnesty-international - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Rohingya crisis: 'We would be better in prison because at least we would have food'
# Amnesty International
# Amnesty International

Rohingya crisis: 'We would be better in prison because at least we would have food'

Nov 21st 2017, 8:58 AM 5,692 Views 13 Comments

A new Amnesty International report has said Rohingya treatment amounts to apartheid.

# amnesty-international - Monday 20 November, 2017

'Imagine getting rape threats when you open an app': The toll of online abuse on women
# Amnesty Survey
# Amnesty Survey

'Imagine getting rape threats when you open an app': The toll of online abuse on women

Nov 20th 2017, 9:20 AM 10,259 Views 58 Comments

Women in eight different countries reported feeling anxious, less confident and unable to sleep after receiving abuse online.

# amnesty-international - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

People were polled with the same questions as the Citizens' Assembly. Here's what they said
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

People were polled with the same questions as the Citizens' Assembly. Here's what they said

Nov 1st 2017, 6:10 AM 16,344 Views 87 Comments

The Citizens’ Assembly had an almost two-thirds majority vote (64%) for access to abortion on request at least in early pregnancy.

# amnesty-international - Monday 28 August, 2017

Young people's welcoming attitude towards refugees 'shows governments are out of touch'
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Young people's welcoming attitude towards refugees 'shows governments are out of touch'

Aug 28th 2017, 2:05 PM 13,754 Views 134 Comments

72.6% of people aged between 18 and 35 would welcome refugees into their countries, according to a World Economic Foundation survey.

# amnesty-international - Thursday 20 July, 2017

'They beat me with an electric cable, while throwing water on me at the same time'
# Boko Haram
# Boko Haram

'They beat me with an electric cable, while throwing water on me at the same time'

Jul 20th 2017, 6:15 AM 15,052 Views 11 Comments

People accused of supporting Boko Haram are being brutally tortured in Cameroon.

# amnesty-international - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Deaths and abuse of migrants 'clearly linked' to EU policies, says Amnesty
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Deaths and abuse of migrants 'clearly linked' to EU policies, says Amnesty

Jul 6th 2017, 7:42 AM 9,191 Views 47 Comments

Italy has recently threatened to close its ports to foreign ships in an effort to force the EU to react.

# amnesty-international - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Ibrahim Halawa's trial suspended for 25th time - but could the next hearing be the last?
# Egypt
# Egypt

Ibrahim Halawa's trial suspended for 25th time - but could the next hearing be the last?

Jul 4th 2017, 7:29 PM 26,668 Views 112 Comments

Halawa has been imprisoned in the Egyptian capital for 1,418 days – nearly four years.

'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'
# South Sudan
# South Sudan

'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'

Jul 4th 2017, 6:10 AM 56,433 Views 59 Comments

Men, women and children in South Sudan have been shot, hacked to death with machetes and burnt alive.

# amnesty-international - Monday 26 June, 2017

Nobel Peace Prize winner released from Chinese prison after 8 years with late-stage cancer
# China
# China

Nobel Peace Prize winner released from Chinese prison after 8 years with late-stage cancer

Jun 26th 2017, 10:44 PM 12,165 Views 7 Comments

Liu Xiaobo was sentenced in 2009 for “subversion” after spearheading a bold petition for democratic reforms.

# amnesty-international - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

'It is just reckless': US army lost track of $1bn worth of arms and military equipment in Middle East
# LOST IN TRANSIT
# LOST IN TRANSIT

'It is just reckless': US army lost track of $1bn worth of arms and military equipment in Middle East

May 24th 2017, 10:57 AM 19,701 Views 43 Comments

An audit received by Amnesty International found failings in how equipment was logged and monitored.

# amnesty-international - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

'Hate and fear' by Trump, Duterte and others is bringing the world back to the 1930s, says Amnesty
# New World Order
# New World Order

'Hate and fear' by Trump, Duterte and others is bringing the world back to the 1930s, says Amnesty

Feb 22nd 2017, 7:14 AM 16,348 Views 75 Comments

Amnesty has attacked “the cynical use of ‘us vs. them’ narrative”.

# amnesty-international - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Assad says defending Syria is more important than UN action against him
# War
# War

Assad says defending Syria is more important than UN action against him

Feb 7th 2017, 2:30 PM 7,289 Views 47 Comments

The Syrian president also accused the UN of being biased because of American, French and British influence.

This is the before and after picture of a man who survived Syria's 'human slaughterhouse'
# Inhuman Conditions
# Inhuman Conditions

This is the before and after picture of a man who survived Syria's 'human slaughterhouse'

Feb 7th 2017, 8:46 AM 35,897 Views 55 Comments

Amnesty says their new report reveals a “hidden, monstrous campaign” at Saydnaya prison.

# amnesty-international - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Philippines police 'being paid to kill drug dealers' says report
# Drug War
# Drug War

Philippines police 'being paid to kill drug dealers' says report

Feb 1st 2017, 7:26 AM 10,604 Views 45 Comments

The Amnesty report called it a “murderous war on the poor”.

# amnesty-international - Sunday 8 January, 2017

TDs to travel to Egypt tomorrow to meet with Ibrahim Halawa and Egyptian government
# Ibrahim Halawa
# Ibrahim Halawa

TDs to travel to Egypt tomorrow to meet with Ibrahim Halawa and Egyptian government

Jan 8th 2017, 6:41 PM 25,283 Views 147 Comments

The TDs will be discussing the young man’s incarceration when they arrive tomorrow.

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