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#Amnesty International

# amnesty-international - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

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

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

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"

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'

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'

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

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

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

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'

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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'

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“The world is watching America”

# amnesty-international - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Suspects in murder of British tourists retract confession after torture claims

Now Amnesty International is getting involved.

# amnesty-international - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Protesters being targeted by Triad violence and sexual assaults - Amnesty

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

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

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 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

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

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

# amnesty-international - Monday 14 July, 2014

Amnesty warns that Brazilian police must be investigated over World Cup protests

Amnesty International says it has been monitoring the protests which took place during the tournament.

# amnesty-international - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Amnesty International apologises to Iggy Pop over 'Justin Bieber' ad Pop Off

Amnesty International apologises to Iggy Pop over 'Justin Bieber' ad

The charity used the rocker’s image without his permission, and he wasn’t happy.

# amnesty-international - Monday 23 June, 2014

Sudan releases woman sentenced to hanging for apostasy

The woman, who gave birth days after the verdict, was sentenced last month.

Cairo sentencing of Al Jazeera journalists a "ferocious attack" on media - Amnesty

Three men are among a group of journalists convicted of ‘falsifying news’ and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood.

# amnesty-international - Friday 13 June, 2014

Amnesty International says Ireland must follow Denmark after landmark transgender law

In Ireland no procedures currently exist to allow people to change their gender.