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#Amnesty

# amnesty - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

Coveney has 'serious concerns' around new Troubles amnesty legislation
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Coveney has 'serious concerns' around new Troubles amnesty legislation

Updated May 18th 2022, 5:35 PM 17,648 Views 24 Comments

The proposals are almost universally opposed by political parties across the UK and Ireland as well as victims’ groups.

# amnesty - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

UK Government set to bring forward Troubles legacy proposals
# Amnesty
# Amnesty

UK Government set to bring forward Troubles legacy proposals

May 17th 2022, 7:35 AM 7,509 Views 7 Comments

It comes the day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Northern Ireland in a bid to restore power-sharing.

# amnesty - Thursday 7 April, 2022

Russian forces executed and raped civilians in apparent war crimes, Amnesty investigators find
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

Russian forces executed and raped civilians in apparent war crimes, Amnesty investigators find

Apr 7th 2022, 11:37 AM 15,415 Views 18 Comments

Russian forces carried out “acts of unspeakable cruelty and shocking brutality”, according to Amnesty International.

# amnesty - Thursday 24 March, 2022

UK government to prepare to ensure availability of abortion services in Northern Ireland
# Ni
# Ni

UK government to prepare to ensure availability of abortion services in Northern Ireland

Mar 24th 2022, 11:13 PM 7,539 Views 3 Comments

Secretary of State Brandon Lewis has set out the legislative options being explored in a written ministerial statement.

# amnesty - Monday 21 February, 2022

Mike Murphy: Why I’m supporting a call on the EU to ban trade with illegal Israeli settlements
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Mike Murphy: Why I’m supporting a call on the EU to ban trade with illegal Israeli settlements

Feb 21st 2022, 7:00 AM 37,087 Views 33 Comments

The broadcaster lends his support to a group of NGOs seeking an end to EU trade with Israeli settlements in occupied territories.

# amnesty - Saturday 8 January, 2022

Ethiopian opposition leaders freed under amnesty
# Ethiopia
# Ethiopia

Ethiopian opposition leaders freed under amnesty

Jan 8th 2022, 12:06 PM 7,913 Views 5 Comments

The government said the move was designed to promote “national dialogue”.

# amnesty - Monday 19 July, 2021

UK government has ‘fight on its hands’ over plans to ban Troubles prosecutions – McDonald
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

UK government has ‘fight on its hands’ over plans to ban Troubles prosecutions – McDonald

Jul 19th 2021, 9:30 PM 18,041 Views 33 Comments

Victims groups are to travel to Downing St tomorrow.

# amnesty - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Anger over UK government’s plan to ban Troubles prosecutions continues to grow
# Nothern Ireland
# Nothern Ireland

Anger over UK government’s plan to ban Troubles prosecutions continues to grow

Jul 15th 2021, 6:49 PM 13,038 Views 22 Comments

A former chief constable said the plans for a statute of limitations did not sit comfortably with him.

# amnesty - Thursday 6 May, 2021

Irish pharma lobby criticises Covid vaccine IP waiver but campaigners say drugmakers have 'lost the argument'
# Intellectual Property
# Intellectual Property

Irish pharma lobby criticises Covid vaccine IP waiver but campaigners say drugmakers have 'lost the argument'

Updated May 6th 2021, 5:23 PM 31,517 Views 21 Comments

Amnesty boss Colm O’Gorman has accused drug companies of ‘reprehensible scaremongering’.

# amnesty - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Church or ministers won't have to provide same-sex marriage in the North under proposed law
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Church or ministers won't have to provide same-sex marriage in the North under proposed law

Jan 21st 2020, 8:48 AM 11,124 Views 29 Comments

Amnesty International said: “If a church wishes to offer weddings to same-sex couples of faith, then the law should not get in the way.”

# amnesty - Saturday 21 December, 2019

New Zealanders hand in more than 56,000 guns after assault weapon ban
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

New Zealanders hand in more than 56,000 guns after assault weapon ban

Dec 21st 2019, 3:27 PM 47,787 Views 62 Comments

The government banned the most lethal types of semi-automatic weapons after a gunman killed 51 worshippers at two mosques.

# amnesty - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Nicaragua to release protesters arrested during last year's uprising
# Amnesty
# Amnesty

Nicaragua to release protesters arrested during last year's uprising

Jun 9th 2019, 3:30 PM 5,700 Views 7 Comments

The bill passed by parliament also closes the door on investigating and punishing security forces involved in repressing the protests.

# amnesty - 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 21,066 Views 55 Comments

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

# amnesty - 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 20,600 Views 73 Comments

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

# amnesty - 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 12,334 Views 15 Comments

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

# amnesty - 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 21,391 Views 65 Comments

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

# amnesty - Monday 9 April, 2018

Belfast City Council passes motion to decriminalise use of abortion pills
# Debate
# Debate

Belfast City Council passes motion to decriminalise use of abortion pills

Apr 9th 2018, 10:57 PM 16,843 Views 57 Comments

The North’s abortion laws are considered some of the most severe in the world, according to Amnesty.

# amnesty - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Treatment of 'hooded men' wasn't torture, human rights court rules
# Torture
# Torture

Treatment of 'hooded men' wasn't torture, human rights court rules

Mar 20th 2018, 9:45 AM 34,839 Views 87 Comments

The case involves the alleged torture and ill-treatment of 14 men who were interned in the North in 1971.

# amnesty - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Amnesty boss says watchdog's grant decision could prove 'catastrophic'
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Amnesty boss says watchdog's grant decision could prove 'catastrophic'

Feb 4th 2018, 12:05 AM 29,249 Views 80 Comments

The organisation is seeking legal advice about an ongoing dispute over a €137,000 grant it received.

# amnesty - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Standards commission explains why George Soros' donation to fund Amnesty abortion campaign was illegal
# George Soros
# George Soros

Standards commission explains why George Soros' donation to fund Amnesty abortion campaign was illegal

Dec 13th 2017, 3:40 PM 23,689 Views 109 Comments

The law bans any foreign donations that aren’t from an Irish citizen who resides outside the island.

# amnesty - Friday 20 October, 2017

'The nightmare is over': Ibrahim Halawa has been released from prison in Egypt
# Homeward Bound
# Homeward Bound

'The nightmare is over': Ibrahim Halawa has been released from prison in Egypt

Oct 20th 2017, 7:35 AM 58,305 Views 310 Comments

The 21-year-old spent more than four years in jail.

# amnesty - Friday 15 September, 2017

'This is ethnic cleansing': Heat-maps show huge fires spread across Rohingya region
# Myanmar
# Myanmar

'This is ethnic cleansing': Heat-maps show huge fires spread across Rohingya region

Sep 15th 2017, 7:55 AM 18,690 Views 44 Comments

“The evidence is irrefutable,” Amnesty said.

# amnesty - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

'I don’t trust anyone any more, they all failed me' - The sexual victims of Bosnia's war
# Bosnian War
# Bosnian War

'I don’t trust anyone any more, they all failed me' - The sexual victims of Bosnia's war

Sep 12th 2017, 6:15 AM 11,399 Views 13 Comments

Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International Ireland says the report shows that the women are being forgotten.

# amnesty - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

'Cruel, self-defeating': Obama slams Trump's plans to scrap scheme for young undocumented immigrants
# Obama Scheme
# Obama Scheme

'Cruel, self-defeating': Obama slams Trump's plans to scrap scheme for young undocumented immigrants

Sep 5th 2017, 10:10 PM 29,439 Views 152 Comments

The Obama-era programme is being rescinded.

# amnesty - Sunday 16 July, 2017

'Heading towards a conclusion': Trial of Ibrahim Halawa coming to a close
# Cairo
# Cairo

'Heading towards a conclusion': Trial of Ibrahim Halawa coming to a close

Jul 16th 2017, 5:57 PM 31,532 Views 156 Comments

The next hearing will be on 25 July.

# amnesty - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'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 56,492 Views 59 Comments

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

# amnesty - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Is the UK taking a step back from human rights protections?
# War On Terror
# War On Terror

Is the UK taking a step back from human rights protections?

Jun 8th 2017, 6:46 AM 9,810 Views 45 Comments

Theresa May is talking about ‘ripping up’ human rights laws – so how important is it that she doesn’t?

# amnesty - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Charlie Flanagan 'disappointed' witnesses fail to appear at Ibrahim Halawa hearing
# Cairo
# Cairo

Charlie Flanagan 'disappointed' witnesses fail to appear at Ibrahim Halawa hearing

May 17th 2017, 7:50 PM 27,716 Views 153 Comments

Now aged 21, Halawa has spent almost four years in jail.

# amnesty - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

China releases human rights lawyer after 'show trial'
# Xie Yang
# Xie Yang

China releases human rights lawyer after 'show trial'

May 10th 2017, 4:47 PM 5,922 Views 9 Comments

Xie Yang, who was arrested in 2015, pleaded guilty to charges of “inciting subversion of state power”.

Children in Denmark and Germany 'scarred by surgery to normalise their sex'
# Gender Surgery
# Gender Surgery

Children in Denmark and Germany 'scarred by surgery to normalise their sex'

May 10th 2017, 6:03 AM 15,891 Views 19 Comments

“We’re talking about incisions being made to sensitive tissue, with life-long consequences, all because of stereotypes about what a boy or girl should look like.”

# amnesty - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Ibrahim Halawa's trial delayed for 22nd time
# Egypt
# Egypt

Ibrahim Halawa's trial delayed for 22nd time

Apr 26th 2017, 5:13 PM 20,460 Views 108 Comments

Concerns have been raised about his health.

# amnesty - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

'This approach will not help victims of trafficking': Groups at odds as sex bill passes final stage
# Sex Laws
# Sex Laws

'This approach will not help victims of trafficking': Groups at odds as sex bill passes final stage

Feb 15th 2017, 7:09 AM 19,535 Views 154 Comments

The new laws criminalise the purchase of sexual services in Ireland.

# amnesty - 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 10,646 Views 45 Comments

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

# amnesty - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Knife amnesty to combat stabbings set to come to the capital
# Bin The Blade
# Bin The Blade

Knife amnesty to combat stabbings set to come to the capital

Jan 12th 2017, 6:20 AM 11,562 Views 38 Comments

The plans come in the wake of three serious stabbings in the last four weeks.

# amnesty - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Amnesty accuses global brands of "profiting from child labour"
# Amnesty
# Amnesty

Amnesty accuses global brands of "profiting from child labour"

Nov 30th 2016, 6:06 AM 7,086 Views 21 Comments

The investigation claims to show a wide range of abuses.

# amnesty - Friday 14 October, 2016

'Millions live in constant terror': Amnesty International on Central America
# Murder Capitals
# Murder Capitals

'Millions live in constant terror': Amnesty International on Central America

Oct 14th 2016, 4:07 PM 6,224 Views 5 Comments

The human rights group has said more must be done to tackle what is fast-becoming another out-of-control refugee crisis.

# amnesty - Thursday 18 August, 2016

'The blood was like a river': Syrian people speak of horrific torture they endured in prison
# Five Years Of War
# Five Years Of War

'The blood was like a river': Syrian people speak of horrific torture they endured in prison

Aug 18th 2016, 6:00 AM 18,530 Views 100 Comments

Many people witnessed prisoners dying in custody and some described being held in cells alongside dead bodies.

# amnesty - Monday 25 July, 2016

Post-coup detainees being beaten and raped, says Amnesty
# Turkey
# Turkey

Post-coup detainees being beaten and raped, says Amnesty

Jul 25th 2016, 8:30 AM 18,015 Views 23 Comments

The number of people being detained in the wake of the attempted coup has surged above 13,000.

# amnesty - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

Hundreds of adults and children 'disappeared and tortured by Egyptian authorities'
# Amnesty International
# Amnesty International

Hundreds of adults and children 'disappeared and tortured by Egyptian authorities'

Jul 13th 2016, 6:15 AM 9,895 Views 22 Comments

A new report shows that hundreds of students, political activists and protesters have vanished.

# amnesty - Sunday 3 July, 2016

'You are going to jail coz you're a stupid f***ing whore': Raped, tortured and beaten by their protectors
# Torture
# Torture

'You are going to jail coz you're a stupid f***ing whore': Raped, tortured and beaten by their protectors

Jul 3rd 2016, 7:15 AM 58,683 Views 38 Comments

Mexican women have suffered abuse at the hands of police, army and navy forces after their (often unjustified) arrests.

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