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# amnesty - Friday 23 January, 2015

Woman jailed for miscarrying her baby is released

16 other women remain in jail, accused of having abortions.

# amnesty - Friday 16 January, 2015

17 women remain imprisoned in El Salvador for miscarrying their babies

The country has one of the toughest anti-abortion laws in the world.

# amnesty - Sunday 4 January, 2015

Police urge people with dangerous Superman drugs to hand them in

The drugs are believed to have been the cause of at least three deaths so far.

# amnesty - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Amnesty has sent its people to Ferguson to monitor police at protests

“The world is watching America”

# amnesty - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

'In 20 years time Direct Provision centres will be our Magdalene Laundries'

“There’s enough racism and enough anger out there, we don’t need to encourage it more.”

# amnesty - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Amnesty accused of being a "propaganda tool for Hamas" by Israel

The group says Israel showed a “shocking disregard for Gaza civilians”.

# amnesty - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

New calls for the release of Dublin teenager Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt

The 18-year-old has been held without trial for 13 months.

# amnesty - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Amnesty: IS have carried out "acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale"

The human rights group says IS fighters have carried out “systematic ethnic cleansing” in northern Iraq.

# amnesty - Saturday 2 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Watch: Panti talks homophobia in Amnesty video Pride

Watch: Panti talks homophobia in Amnesty video

“The tide of history is on the side of same-sex marriage…”

# amnesty - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Poll: Would you support a gun amnesty? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support a gun amnesty?

After the shooting of a six-year-old boy, should a more radical approach to gun control be considered?

# amnesty - Friday 6 June, 2014

Amnesty International: Tuam investigation must be independent, effective and transparent

A Government task force has been set up to examine the Tuam revelations, and is due to report back by the end of this month.

# amnesty - Saturday 12 April, 2014

Amnesty vote NOT to cut director's €100k salary to the average industrial wage

The motion at the organisation’s annual conference this weekend was unanimously defeated.

# amnesty - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Ireland officially ratifies arms treaty aimed at regulating the international weapons trade

The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty was signed this time last year.

# amnesty - Thursday 27 March, 2014

‘Killing sprees’: Number of people executed worldwide spiked in 2013

Amnesty International say it is due to a large number of people being put to death in Iran and Iraq.

# amnesty - Sunday 23 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Irish students with no money have made it to Singapore and San Diego in 24 hours Jailbreak

# amnesty - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

‘I want to be recognised as who I bloody well am’

Amnesty International Ireland says transgender people face discrimination and inhuman and degrading treatment

# amnesty - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Ukraine opposition refuses to back bill that would free activists

The bill was passed in parliament without the backing of the ruling party – but opposition MPs refused to vote.

# amnesty - Friday 10 January, 2014

Russia ordered to pay €2m to families of 36 'disappeared' Chechens

The men were abducted at night by Russian federal servicemen. None of their families have had any news of them since.

# amnesty - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Russia gives amnesty to Pussy Riot and Greenpeace

The environmentalists and the two musicians might be released as early as tomorrow.

# amnesty - Friday 13 December, 2013

European leaders 'should hang their heads' over Syrian refugee crisis

Amnesty International said that European Union member states have only offered to open their doors to around 12,000 of the most vulnerable refugees from Syria.

# amnesty - Saturday 23 November, 2013

"People must not be re-traumatised": DUP leader reiterates rejection of 'amnesty' proposals

Peter Robinson has rejected the proposal from the North’s Attorney General that there should be no more prosecutions for killings carried out during The Troubles.

# amnesty - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Malala collects 'Ambassador of Conscience' award at Mansion House ceremony

US singer Harry Belafonte also received an award at this evening’s Amnesty International ceremony — with Bono and Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters on presentation duties.

# amnesty - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Is the European Union funding the torture of refugees in Libya?

Amnesty International says European funding to secure Libyan borders is resulting in ‘holding centres’ where abuses occur.

# amnesty - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Processes to handle Northern Ireland legacy issues not 'adequate'

A UN committee against torture will hear of a need to address human rights abuses of the past, linked to violence during The Troubles.

Oireachtas agenda: TDs sign off on the World War II deserters' amnesty

The process of pardoning Irish Army deserters who joined the Allies in World War II will be completed by TDs this evening.

# amnesty - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Ireland’s World War II veterans move one step closer to amnesty

Thousands of Irish servicemen were dismissed or prosecuted for fighting with the Allies during World War II.

# amnesty - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

ISME propose tax and social welfare amnesty for black market operators

The Irish Small Firm and Medium Enterprises Association believes that the temporary amnesty would help individuals to legitimise their “hidden economy” tax/earnings status.

# amnesty - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Saudi Arabia denies man was sentenced to paralysis

Reports about the cruel and unusual sentence sparked condemnation – but now Saudi authorities say the sentence was never handed down.

# amnesty - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Column: The arms trade is global, deadly and very poorly regulated

A global arms trade treaty could save some of the estimated 200,000 people killed every year as a result of armed conflict – but its success depends on the US President holding his nerve, writes Colm O’Gorman. If President Obama can hold his nerve.

# amnesty - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Bill giving amnesty to Irish WWII deserters presented to Dáil

Soldiers who deserted the Defence Forces to fight for the allied side were denied pay and pension rights.

# amnesty - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Welfare amnesty would allow people who defraud State 'to escape scot-free'

Social Protection Minister Joan Burton has rejected Sinn Féin’s proposal for a social welfare amnesty for those who have been overpaid or have defrauded the State.

# amnesty - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Pardon for Irish deserters who fought in WWII likely in new year

Thousands of Defence Forces personnel who were persecuted by the Irish government for fighting with the Allies in World War II will receive a formal pardon in the new year.

# amnesty - Saturday 8 December, 2012

Write for Rights: The story of Chiou Ho-Shun Human Rights This post contains videos

Write for Rights: The story of Chiou Ho-Shun

Taiwanese man wrongfully on death row is one of 12 the human rights abuse cases that Amnesty International wants to highlight – and get help with – before 2012 is out.

# amnesty - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Chinese landowners setting themselves on fire over forced evictions

Ordinary Chinese are turning to desperate forms of protests as local governments continue to seize land to sell the usage rights to property developers.

# amnesty - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Syria: Amnesty releases satellite images of Aleppo activity Syria This post contains images

Syria: Amnesty releases satellite images of Aleppo activity

Images taken in and around Aleppo recently show increased use of heavy weapons in the area.

# amnesty - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Amnesty fact-finding mission to Libya uncovers torture, killings

Staff said they found evidence of electric shocks and beatings with bars, chains and cables.

# amnesty - Monday 2 July, 2012

UN conference on Arms Trade Treaty begins

Delegates from 193 countries travelled to New York today for the opening day of the month-long gathering.

# amnesty - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Constitutional convention warned to examine '21st century challenges'

A number of groups have written to the Taoiseach to say that the changes to the Constitution should include rights such as access to housing and healthcare.

# amnesty - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Video: Aung San Suu Kyi making speech in Dublin Aung San Suu Kyi This post contains videos

Video: Aung San Suu Kyi making speech in Dublin

See the video from within Bord Gáis Energy Theatre where she paid tribute to Ireland’s highlighting of her case.

# amnesty - Sunday 17 June, 2012

Column: Time to ask questions about Irish army deserters during World War II

What do we know about the men who deserted during the war? Noble heroes who fought for the allies, mercenaries who battled the Nazis, or simply men who wanted out, asks Dr Michael Kennedy.

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