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#Amnesty International

# amnesty-international - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Dublin court unfreezes €100 million worth of Russian tycoon's assets after five year battle
# Russian Tycoon
# Russian Tycoon

Dublin court unfreezes €100 million worth of Russian tycoon's assets after five year battle

Dec 7th 2016, 4:34 PM 22,453 Views 25 Comments

Judge Timothy Lucey also warned gardaí to be careful about what they put in their applications as people had been murdered for political reasons.

# amnesty-international - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Italy's 'get tough' approach to refugees leading to unlawful expulsions, ill-treatment - report
# Hotspot
# Hotspot

Italy's 'get tough' approach to refugees leading to unlawful expulsions, ill-treatment - report

Nov 3rd 2016, 6:20 AM 12,460 Views 57 Comments

Amnesty International has released a new report claiming to offer testimonies of abuse and ill-treatment by Italian authorities which “may amount to torture”.

# amnesty-international - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Six in ten people want abortion to be decriminalised in Northern Ireland
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Six in ten people want abortion to be decriminalised in Northern Ireland

Oct 18th 2016, 1:17 PM 5,717 Views 11 Comments

Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where abortion is illegal, except where continuing a pregnancy would cause a serious risk to the mother’s health.

# amnesty-international - Monday 26 September, 2016

Free after 110 days: Irish citizen released from Iranian prison
# Released
# Released

Free after 110 days: Irish citizen released from Iranian prison

Sep 26th 2016, 6:40 PM 17,668 Views 26 Comments

The 65-year-old was reportedly kept in solitary confinement throughout her ordeal.

# amnesty-international - 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 18,502 Views 100 Comments

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

# amnesty-international - 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 9,884 Views 22 Comments

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

# amnesty-international - Thursday 12 May, 2016

Paschal Donohoe says there will be a referendum on abortion in the coming years
# Abortion Stance
# Abortion Stance

Paschal Donohoe says there will be a referendum on abortion in the coming years

May 12th 2016, 4:30 PM 13,451 Views 159 Comments

The new Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said it was his personal view the issue would be put to the people.

# amnesty-international - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

"It was a truly shocking sight – hundreds of human beings packed together like sardines in a tin"
# Held Without Charge
# Held Without Charge

"It was a truly shocking sight – hundreds of human beings packed together like sardines in a tin"

May 4th 2016, 6:15 AM 18,587 Views 25 Comments

In Iraq, thousands of prisoners are held for months in terrible conditions without any charge.

# amnesty-international - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

'Two weeks ago my dad married me to a 70-year-old man who already has five wives'
# Child Marriage
# Child Marriage

'Two weeks ago my dad married me to a 70-year-old man who already has five wives'

Apr 26th 2016, 8:30 PM 36,841 Views 39 Comments

In Burkina Faso, children as young as nine are being forced into marriage.

# amnesty-international - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

Amnesty calls latest abortion pills case a 'grotesque spectacle'
# MOTHER AND DAUGHTER
# MOTHER AND DAUGHTER

Amnesty calls latest abortion pills case a 'grotesque spectacle'

Apr 6th 2016, 2:15 PM 15,271 Views 0 Comments

A woman appeared before Belfast Crown Court today accused of buying abortion pills for her daughter.

50% more people were executed last year than in 2014
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

50% more people were executed last year than in 2014

Apr 6th 2016, 9:49 AM 10,049 Views 41 Comments

Amnesty International has said that 1,634 people were executed in 25 countries last year.

# amnesty-international - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Two-week protest on the doorstep of power will aim to push abortion issue
# Government Buildings
# Government Buildings

Two-week protest on the doorstep of power will aim to push abortion issue

Mar 29th 2016, 10:55 AM 13,580 Views 264 Comments

The campaign supported by Amnesty International is starting today.

# amnesty-international - Monday 7 March, 2016

'Mama Merkel' rules out closing the 'Balkan route' to Syrian refugees
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

'Mama Merkel' rules out closing the 'Balkan route' to Syrian refugees

Mar 7th 2016, 7:23 PM 25,445 Views 105 Comments

A meeting on in Brussels also saw Turkey trying to strongarm the EU.

# amnesty-international - Monday 11 January, 2016

Woman forced to work in Irish brothel to 'repay her debt'
# Trafficking
# Trafficking

Woman forced to work in Irish brothel to 'repay her debt'

Jan 11th 2016, 4:45 PM 45,546 Views 66 Comments

It was the group’s second busiest year since it began working in the area a decade ago.

# amnesty-international - Saturday 12 December, 2015

Sexual health group targeted for helping a 10-year-old rape survivor seek an abortion
# Latin America
# Latin America

Sexual health group targeted for helping a 10-year-old rape survivor seek an abortion

Dec 12th 2015, 8:00 PM 24,535 Views 84 Comments

A new report from Amnesty International looks at the treatment of those advocating for safe abortions and sexual health across Latin America.

# amnesty-international - Monday 19 October, 2015

'In Ireland, Helen would go to jail': Graham Linehan speaks of wife's abortion after fatal foetal diagnosis
# Abortion
# Abortion

'In Ireland, Helen would go to jail': Graham Linehan speaks of wife's abortion after fatal foetal diagnosis

Oct 19th 2015, 10:34 AM 27,519 Views 154 Comments

The couple decided to highlight their story as part of Amnesty International’s campaign to decriminalise abortion in Ireland.

# amnesty-international - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Human rights group calls for the west to stop supplying arms to those 'committing war crimes'
# Yemen
# Yemen

Human rights group calls for the west to stop supplying arms to those 'committing war crimes'

Oct 7th 2015, 7:16 AM 6,997 Views 20 Comments

American allies Saudi Arabia and the UAE are leading the coalition battling rebels in Yemen.

# amnesty-international - Monday 21 September, 2015

Man who became paralysed in jail to be executed tomorrow, despite maintaining his innocence
# Death Row
# Death Row

Man who became paralysed in jail to be executed tomorrow, despite maintaining his innocence

Sep 21st 2015, 6:26 PM 24,246 Views 18 Comments

Amnesty International is calling for the scheduled hanging to be stopped.

# amnesty-international - Friday 28 August, 2015

Sisters to be raped as punishment for brother running away with married woman
# India
# India

Sisters to be raped as punishment for brother running away with married woman

Aug 28th 2015, 8:39 PM 63,784 Views 112 Comments

They are aged just 15 and 23 years old.

# amnesty-international - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

A lot of you don't know abortion carries a 14-year jail sentence
# Abortion
# Abortion

A lot of you don't know abortion carries a 14-year jail sentence

Jul 8th 2015, 11:20 PM 47,921 Views 225 Comments

A substantial proportion of people did not know it is a crime to get an abortion when a woman’s life is not at risk.

# amnesty-international - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

177,000 women have left Ireland for abortions since 1971
# She Is Not A Criminal
# She Is Not A Criminal

177,000 women have left Ireland for abortions since 1971

Jun 9th 2015, 5:46 PM 23,684 Views 265 Comments

“One woman told us how she was calculating how to throw herself in front of a truck or which bridge to jump off.”

International eyes are going to be on Irish abortion laws today
# Close Scrutiny
# Close Scrutiny

International eyes are going to be on Irish abortion laws today

Jun 9th 2015, 6:10 AM 13,910 Views 128 Comments

Amnesty International is launching its ‘She is Not a Criminal’ report at 11am this morning.

# amnesty-international - Monday 11 May, 2015

The United Nations is shining a spotlight on this guy's human rights record
# Review Time
# Review Time

The United Nations is shining a spotlight on this guy's human rights record

May 11th 2015, 6:01 AM 11,295 Views 16 Comments

The United States is up for its four-year review.

# amnesty-international - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

10-year-old girl raped by stepfather denied abortion in Paraguay
# Child
# Child

10-year-old girl raped by stepfather denied abortion in Paraguay

May 5th 2015, 10:01 AM 23,572 Views 53 Comments

The stepfather is now on the run.

# amnesty-international - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Halawa letter criticising Government 'shows the real hurt this kid is going through'
# Cairo
# Cairo

Halawa letter criticising Government 'shows the real hurt this kid is going through'

Feb 12th 2015, 9:19 PM 11,627 Views 4 Comments

Amnesty International believe the Government is doing everything it can to secure his release.

# amnesty-international - Friday 23 January, 2015

Woman jailed for miscarrying her baby is released
# El Salvador
# El Salvador

Woman jailed for miscarrying her baby is released

Jan 23rd 2015, 11:04 AM 21,022 Views 40 Comments

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

# amnesty-international - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Protest outside Saudi Embassy for blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam
# Dublin
# Dublin

Protest outside Saudi Embassy for blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam

Jan 22nd 2015, 4:11 PM 8,828 Views 87 Comments

Raif Badawi criticised clerics and the kingdom’s notorious religious police.

# amnesty-international - Monday 19 January, 2015

As France rounds up 'defenders of terrorism', Amnesty worries about free speech
# Free Speech
# Free Speech

As France rounds up 'defenders of terrorism', Amnesty worries about free speech

Jan 19th 2015, 12:16 PM 7,675 Views 97 Comments

The human rights group has outlined a number of troubling cases.

# amnesty-international - Friday 16 January, 2015

17 women remain imprisoned in El Salvador for miscarrying their babies
# Abortion
# Abortion

17 women remain imprisoned in El Salvador for miscarrying their babies

Jan 16th 2015, 5:17 PM 31,684 Views 83 Comments

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

# amnesty-international - Thursday 15 January, 2015

These images show the devastation caused by Boko Haram
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

These images show the devastation caused by Boko Haram

Jan 15th 2015, 7:12 PM 27,968 Views 39 Comments

The group is believed to have killed as many as 2,000 people in the last weeks.

# amnesty-international - Friday 9 January, 2015

Blogger receives first 50 of 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Blogger receives first 50 of 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam

Jan 9th 2015, 6:50 PM 27,676 Views 117 Comments

Raef Badawi has been behind bars since 2012.

# amnesty-international - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Women and young girls are being 'sold' or given as 'gifts' by Islamic extremists
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

Women and young girls are being 'sold' or given as 'gifts' by Islamic extremists

Dec 23rd 2014, 6:45 AM 14,088 Views 72 Comments

Amnesty International says thousands of people may have been targeted in the war crimes in Iraq.

# amnesty-international - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 26th 2014, 2:45 PM 7,410 Views 84 Comments

“The world is watching America”

# amnesty-international - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Suspects in murder of British tourists retract confession after torture claims
# Koh Tao
# Koh Tao

Suspects in murder of British tourists retract confession after torture claims

Oct 9th 2014, 8:10 PM 16,280 Views 26 Comments

Now Amnesty International is getting involved.

# amnesty-international - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Protesters being targeted by Triad violence and sexual assaults - Amnesty
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Protesters being targeted by Triad violence and sexual assaults - Amnesty

Oct 4th 2014, 7:45 AM 8,761 Views 8 Comments

Police are being accused of ‘standing by’ as protesters were attacked.

# amnesty-international - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Thousands of Iraqis flee ISIS militants in panic as France calls 'urgent' UNSC meeting
# Iraq
# Iraq

Thousands of Iraqis flee ISIS militants in panic as France calls 'urgent' UNSC meeting

Aug 7th 2014, 4:05 PM 6,129 Views 73 Comments

The situation for Iraqis in the north-west of their country ” is becoming increasingly dire” according to an Amnesty adviser in the area.

Amnesty accuses Israeli army of "deliberate attacks" on Gaza health workers
# Allegations
# Allegations

Amnesty accuses Israeli army of "deliberate attacks" on Gaza health workers

Aug 7th 2014, 7:57 AM 6,178 Views 222 Comments

The organisation says that it has received “harrowing descriptions” of the “utterly impossible situation”.

# amnesty-international - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Amnesty hold Dublin protest over US arms transfer to Israel
# Amnesty International
# Amnesty International

Amnesty hold Dublin protest over US arms transfer to Israel

Aug 6th 2014, 8:06 PM 9,872 Views 63 Comments

Amnesty International is calling on the UN to immediately impose a comprehensive arms embargo on Israel, Hamas and Palestinian armed groups.

# amnesty-international - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Amnesty to USA: Stop sending jet fuel to Israeli military
# Operation Protective Edge
# Operation Protective Edge

Amnesty to USA: Stop sending jet fuel to Israeli military

Aug 5th 2014, 9:43 AM 12,114 Views 144 Comments

The last US jet fuel delivery arrived in Israel on 14 July.

# amnesty-international - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Amnesty International calls for "immediate release" of US leaker Chelsea Manning
# One Year On
# One Year On

Amnesty International calls for "immediate release" of US leaker Chelsea Manning

Jul 30th 2014, 7:15 AM 10,810 Views 47 Comments

Today marks exactly one year since the US soldier was convicted on espionage charges.