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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Amnesty International

This year
# Riyadh
Ronaldo punched but scores twice in Saudi reunion with Messi
For Qatar-owned PSG, Messi and Kylian Mbappe both scored and Neymar missed a penalty
Last year
# Iran
A doctor, rap artists and footballer among those facing death penalty in Iran
Iran has already executed two men who were detained and convicted amid nationwide protests challenging the country’s theocracy.
# Qatar World Cup
Amnesty pleads for Fifa to compensate World Cup migrant workers
Sponsors including Adidas, Coca-Cola and McDonald’s have backed the initial call.
# War Crimes
Russian forces executed and raped civilians in apparent war crimes, Amnesty investigators find
Russian forces carried out “acts of unspeakable cruelty and shocking brutality”, according to Amnesty International.
# historic abuse
Amnesty pushes political leaders for institutional abuse apology in Northern Ireland
The planned apology to be delivered by Paul Givan and Michelle O’Neill has been thrown into doubt by Givan’s resignation.
# Report
State is failing to protect sex workers from violence, Amnesty International says
The group said a law introduced in 2017 which criminalises the purchase of sex in Ireland is facilitating the abuse of sex workers.
All time
# Amnesty International
Cillian De Gascun and Luke O'Neill among 350 Irish experts asking for Covid-19 vaccine patents to be lifted
Prof Clíona Ní Cheallaigh said the world will continue to face variants of Covid-19 if there is not an equitable distribution of vaccines.
# lombardy
Amnesty International calls for probe into Covid deaths in Italian care homes
The human rights organisation has also raised concerns about alleged retaliation against staff who spoke out about working conditions.
# due diligence
Amnesty urges Newcastle to study Saudi Arabia’s poor human rights record
The world’s leading human rights organisation wants the club to look into the issue following the club’s controversial acquisition.
# China
Amnesty terms Chinese Uyghur abuses 'crimes against humanity'
The 160-page report by Amnesty International uses the testimony of former detainees to document the abuses.
# Intellectual Property
Explainer: Why is India calling for IP rules around Covid vaccines to be waived?
The World Trade Organization will meet again today to discuss the proposal.
# Qatar World Cup
'We need the pressure to continue to build' - calls for FAI to speak up for migrants’ rights in Qatar
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.
# Pablo hasel
Violent protests erupt in Madrid and Barcelona again over jailing of rapper
Rapper Pablo Hasel barricaded himself and supporters in a university during a 24-hour standoff with police.
# Ethiopia
'Massacre' of civilians in Ethiopia may be war crimes, UN says, as conflict escalates
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,
# occupied territories
Criticism over lack of reference to Occupied Territories Bill in draft programme for government
Fine Gael and Tánaiste Simon Coveney have repeatedly outlined their opposition to the Bill.
# warning
Amnesty: Premier League at risk of 'becoming a patsy' amid Saudi takeover talks at Newcastle
Amnesty UK director Kate Allen has written to Premier League chief executive Richard Masters.
# Cairo
'Pushed to breaking point': Mass hunger strike at Egyptian prison
Inmates have been on hunger strike for more than six weeks, Amnesty International has said.
# Raqa
US-led coalition killed 1,600 civilians in four month blitz on Syrian city, says Amnesty
Amnesty International say the coalition has only admitted to around 10% of the deaths.
# Amnesty International
'Time for change': UK committee finds British government responsible for addressing Northern Ireland abortion laws
Laws in Northern Ireland mean that women cannot access an abortion unless there is a serious risk to their life.
# US-Mexico border
Amnesty Ireland calls for US to 'follow its own laws' as crisis unfolds at Mexico border
The US launched an effort to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through US immigration courts.
# killer robots
Killer robots could lead to 'new arms race with terrifying consequences', Amnesty International says
Amnesty International is calling for a total ban on the development, production and use of fully autonomous weapon systems.
# Chechnya
Two people killed and 40 arrested in new 'gay purge' in Chechnya, activists say
Chechen authorities immediately denied the claims.
# Amnesty International
Abuse on Twitter: Women of colour 34% more likely than white women to be targeted
The study found that an abusive or problematic tweet was sent to the women in the study every 30 seconds on average.
# Rights Today
Rise of 'tough guy' world leaders 'mirrors the rise of fascism in the 1930s'
A new report said some leaders are using “bully tactics” to “demonise and persecute” vulnerable people.
# Private Members' Bill
'Give us choice': Irish actors call on Theresa May to decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland
Aisling Bea and Sharon Horgan have signed the letter ahead of the reading of a bill that would decriminalise abortion across the UK.
# ambassador of conscience
Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour
The group revoked the award in light of Suu Kyi’s “betrayal of the values she once stood for”.
# Gay Rights
Diplomatic pressure results in Tanzania stating anti-gay crackdown is not government policy
Amnesty International reports that ten men have been arrested since last week’s announcement.
# Funding
Sipo's order that Amnesty should return €137,000 grant is quashed after High Court appeal
The donation was for Amnesty’s ‘My Body, My Rights’ campaign which sought a referendum on the Eighth Amendment.
# 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)
Only this week it was removed from another wall in the area.
# Amnesty International
Iraqi women suspected of IS links being sexually exploited and refused aid
An Amnesty International report has expressed concern about how women and children are sexually exploited.
# Death Penalty
Almost 1,000 executions were recorded last year, including beheadings and lethal injections
Most executions took place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan – in that order.
# Referendum
Harris takes his message to Moore Street: 'Men need to talk to the women in their lives about the Eighth Amendment'
Health Minister Simon Harris stopped by Moore Street today to launch the ‘It’s Time to Talk’ referendum campaign.
# Amnesty International
Amnesty launches case challenging standards watchdog's order that it return €137,000
The money was donated to the group in order to fund activities around the Eighth Amendment.
# Donation
Open Society says Sipo may have relied on stolen documents to make Amnesty donation decision
Sipo has ordered Amnesty to return the €137,000 donation it received from Open Society.
# Amnesty International
Rohingya crisis: 'We would be better in prison because at least we would have food'
A new Amnesty International report has said Rohingya treatment amounts to apartheid.
# amnesty survey
'Imagine getting rape threats when you open an app': The toll of online abuse on women
Women in eight different countries reported feeling anxious, less confident and unable to sleep after receiving abuse online.
# the eighth
People were polled with the same questions as the Citizens' Assembly. Here's what they said
The Citizens’ Assembly had an almost two-thirds majority vote (64%) for access to abortion on request at least in early pregnancy.
# migrant crisis
Young people's welcoming attitude towards refugees 'shows governments are out of touch'
72.6% of people aged between 18 and 35 would welcome refugees into their countries, according to a World Economic Foundation survey.
# Boko Haram
'They beat me with an electric cable, while throwing water on me at the same time'
People accused of supporting Boko Haram are being brutally tortured in Cameroon.
# migrant crisis
Deaths and abuse of migrants 'clearly linked' to EU policies, says Amnesty
Italy has recently threatened to close its ports to foreign ships in an effort to force the EU to react.