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#Amnesty

# amnesty - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Health worries for Aung San Suu Kyi ahead of Dublin visit

The iconic campaigner’s doctor has expressed fears for her health after she vomited in front of reporters.

# amnesty - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Burnt bodies and tortured children: Amnesty finds 'shocking' new evidence of killings and torture in Syria Syria This post contains videos

Burnt bodies and tortured children: Amnesty finds 'shocking' new evidence of killings and torture in Syria

The group said they have eye-witness accounts of relatives being ‘dragged away and shot’ and victims’ bodies being set on fire.

# amnesty - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Mental health services inadequate, prisons below standards - Amnesty Human Rights This post contains videos

Mental health services inadequate, prisons below standards - Amnesty

In its annual report on the state of human rights in the world, the organisation also said that the UN Security Council had not shown the same courage as those who had participated in the Arab Spring.

# amnesty - Friday 18 May, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi to visit Ireland next month

The Burmese pro-democracy leader is planning her first trip outside of her country in 24 years.

# amnesty - Friday 27 April, 2012

Taylor verdict hailed a 'victory for victims'

Human rights groups call for better reparations for victims and for more perpetrators to be brought to justice.

# amnesty - Monday 23 April, 2012

Column: What kind of Constitutional Convention do you want?

The upcoming exploration of what reforms should be made to the Irish Constitution is a good time for us to make sure socio-economic rights and equality are set in stone for the future.

# amnesty - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

VIDEO: Healthcare - who needs it, wha'? Health This post contains videos

VIDEO: Healthcare - who needs it, wha'?

What do you think of this Amnesty Ireland campaign to spark a debate about access to health services?

China is the world's 'number one executioner' - Amnesty report Death Penalty This post contains videos

China is the world's 'number one executioner' - Amnesty report

A new report says that the number of countries who have the death penalty is declining but there has been a surge in the number of executions in the Middle East.

# amnesty - Friday 23 March, 2012

Kenny pressed on human rights issues ahead of China trip

It has been billed by the Government as a trade mission but should human rights issues be ignored?

# amnesty - Monday 27 February, 2012

Spanish judge acquitted in controversial jurisdiction trial

Baltasar Garzon did not knowingly violate the limits of his jurisdiction when investigating atrocities linked to the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39, judges ruled today.

# amnesty - Monday 20 February, 2012

Gilmore: We raised human rights issues with China vice president

Eamon Gilmore said that specific cases of human rights abuses in China weren’t discussed during the visit by Xi Jinping.

# amnesty - Friday 17 February, 2012

Government must be 'forceful' on human rights during China visit - Amnesty

Amnesty International has said that that the government must be clear on concerns about China’s human rights abuses when the country’s Vice President visits Ireland this weekend.

# amnesty - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Armed militias in Libya are 'out of control', one year after uprising

A report by Amnesty International found torture, killings and war crimes are being carried out by the armed militas in Libya.

# amnesty - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

North Korea announces prisoner amnesty to mark late leaders' birthdays

Meanwhile, North Korea’s ally China has been holding its first summit with South Korea since Kim Jong Il passed away.

# amnesty - Sunday 25 December, 2011

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The 9 at 9: Christmas Day

Nine things to know this Christmas morning…

# amnesty - Thursday 8 December, 2011

China executes Filipino drug dealer despite clemency plea

The Phillipine president made an appeal on humanitarian grounds to avert today’s execution.

# amnesty - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

Burma to release 6,300 prisoners

However, it’s not clear how many political prisoners will be among those released under the amnesty.

# amnesty - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Syrian president issues amnesty to political protesters

The opposition has dismissed President Bashar al-Assad’s amnesty, while it’s thought that the US will soon call for his to step down. More that a thousand people have been killed in Syria in the regime’s crackdown on the uprising.

# amnesty - Saturday 28 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In tonight’s fix: Bruton rules out presidential bid; the other Bruton comes under fire; Kenny gives Obama some Irish tips; Amnesty turns 50; and Manchester United players try their hand at acting…

Amnesty celebrates its 50th birthday with the Kings of Leon

Celebrations are taking place across Ireland and across the world to mark the foundation of the world’s largest human rights organisation.

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