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#Amnesty International

# amnesty-international - Monday 14 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 14th 2014, 9:52 PM 9,395 Views 12 Comments

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

# amnesty-international - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 25th 2014, 8:30 PM 3,058 Views 0 Comments

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
# Sudan
# Sudan

Sudan releases woman sentenced to hanging for apostasy

Jun 23rd 2014, 3:18 PM 12,425 Views 32 Comments

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
# Media Crackdown
# Media Crackdown

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

Jun 23rd 2014, 1:32 PM 4,530 Views 17 Comments

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
# Gender Identity
# Gender Identity

Amnesty International says Ireland must follow Denmark after landmark transgender law

Jun 13th 2014, 10:15 PM 9,190 Views 111 Comments

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

# amnesty-international - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Thousands march in Belfast against "worrying rise in racist attacks"
# Protest
# Protest

Thousands march in Belfast against "worrying rise in racist attacks"

Jun 7th 2014, 7:00 PM 7,925 Views 79 Comments

The protesters were also demanding “effective political action against racism”.

# amnesty-international - Friday 16 May, 2014

'Appalling and abhorrent': Pregnant woman sentenced to flogging and hanging in Sudan
# Religion
# Religion

'Appalling and abhorrent': Pregnant woman sentenced to flogging and hanging in Sudan

May 16th 2014, 7:56 AM 26,525 Views 177 Comments

The Christian woman received the sentence because of her religious choice and for being married to a man of a different religion.

# amnesty-international - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Traveller and human rights groups to have their say on Garda oversight
# Transparency
# Transparency

Traveller and human rights groups to have their say on Garda oversight

May 14th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,986 Views 65 Comments

The Oireachtas Justice Committee is holding a meeting on the issue today and had invited a number of groups to speak.

# amnesty-international - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Torture is a 'global crisis' - but more than a third of people think it can be justified
# Campaign
# Campaign

Torture is a 'global crisis' - but more than a third of people think it can be justified

May 13th 2014, 6:45 AM 4,771 Views 14 Comments

Amnesty International launches its global anti-torture campaign today.

# amnesty-international - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Northern Ireland rejects same sex marriage for third time in 18 months
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

Northern Ireland rejects same sex marriage for third time in 18 months

Apr 30th 2014, 11:22 AM 13,425 Views 283 Comments

Northern Ireland is now the only part of the UK which has not passed a law to introduce same sex marriage.

# amnesty-international - Saturday 12 April, 2014

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

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

Apr 12th 2014, 6:55 PM 30,643 Views 144 Comments

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

# amnesty-international - Thursday 27 March, 2014

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

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

Mar 27th 2014, 6:50 AM 10,531 Views 66 Comments

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

# amnesty-international - Monday 10 March, 2014

Some Syrians are 'eating cats and dogs' to survive
# Syria
# Syria

Some Syrians are 'eating cats and dogs' to survive

Mar 10th 2014, 9:49 AM 6,793 Views 43 Comments

Colm O’Gorman described the citizens of Yarmouk as “being treated like pawns in a deadly game”.

# amnesty-international - Monday 24 February, 2014

Irish students with no money blagged their way to Sydney in 36 hours
# Jailbreak
From The Daily Edge
# Jailbreak

Irish students with no money blagged their way to Sydney in 36 hours

Feb 24th 2014, 9:49 AM 44,193 Views 83 Comments

That’s mad, Ted.

# amnesty-international - Sunday 23 February, 2014

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

Irish students with no money have made it to Singapore and San Diego in 24 hours

Feb 23rd 2014, 12:00 PM 56,233 Views 88 Comments

Chancers.

# amnesty-international - Friday 21 February, 2014

How far could you get in 36 hours with no money?
# Run Forest Run
# Run Forest Run

How far could you get in 36 hours with no money?

Feb 21st 2014, 2:04 PM 25,388 Views 35 Comments

Over three hundred Irish students will find out when they take part in a jailbreak challenge tomorrow.

# amnesty-international - Monday 17 February, 2014

People want Constitution to protect additional human rights
# Standard Of Living
# Standard Of Living

People want Constitution to protect additional human rights

Feb 17th 2014, 8:13 AM 4,683 Views 14 Comments

Seventy one percent of people questioned by Amnesty International believe we should be able to hold the Government to account for human rights failures, including taking it to court.

# amnesty-international - Monday 27 January, 2014

Police spin secret 'torture roulette' wheel to choose punishment for inmates
# Phillipines
# Phillipines

Police spin secret 'torture roulette' wheel to choose punishment for inmates

Jan 27th 2014, 6:30 PM 18,946 Views 43 Comments

‘Torture consequences’ on the wheel included being hung upside down or being punched non-stop for 20 seconds.

# amnesty-international - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Government won’t say if Taoiseach has or will raise human rights concerns with Gulf states
# Trade Mission
# Trade Mission

Government won’t say if Taoiseach has or will raise human rights concerns with Gulf states

Jan 7th 2014, 10:47 PM 10,118 Views 125 Comments

Enda Kenny has acknowledged Saudi Arabia’s election to the UN Human Rights Council, but the government won’t say if concerns about human rights issues are being raised with leaders there or in Qatar and UAE this week.

# amnesty-international - Friday 13 December, 2013

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

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

Dec 13th 2013, 12:22 PM 4,791 Views 58 Comments

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-international - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Amnesty report into US drone attacks raises possibility of war crimes
# Drone Stikes
# Drone Stikes

Amnesty report into US drone attacks raises possibility of war crimes

Oct 22nd 2013, 6:30 AM 5,721 Views 56 Comments

Amnesty International says that the US has failed to live up to its promise of openness with Pakistani villagers leaving in constant fear.

# amnesty-international - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Turkish authorities accused of sexual abuse and severe beating of protesters
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Turkish authorities accused of sexual abuse and severe beating of protesters

Oct 2nd 2013, 9:01 AM 8,288 Views 25 Comments

A report by Amnesty International also recorded examples of police firing plastic bullets directly at protesters’ heads.

# amnesty-international - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Victim of The Troubles: We are living scars on society
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Victim of The Troubles: We are living scars on society

Sep 12th 2013, 7:40 AM 4,536 Views 18 Comments

A report by Amnesty International has strongly criticised attempts to deal with the events of the past and provide answers for victims and their families.

# amnesty-international - Monday 9 September, 2013

Ireland's EU presidency 'confused and inadequate' on female genital mutilation
# Eu Presidency
# Eu Presidency

Ireland's EU presidency 'confused and inadequate' on female genital mutilation

Sep 9th 2013, 7:34 AM 6,076 Views 34 Comments

In a review, Amnesty International described the government’s approach as “confused and inadequate”.

# amnesty-international - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Amnesty Ireland: 'G20 leaders must stand up to Russia’s draconian homophobic law'
# G20 Meeting
# G20 Meeting

Amnesty Ireland: 'G20 leaders must stand up to Russia’s draconian homophobic law'

Sep 4th 2013, 7:38 PM 4,181 Views 51 Comments

Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty Ireland has said the anti-gay laws create a climate of intolerance.

# amnesty-international - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Amnesty International joins calls for Omagh inquiry
# Omagh Bombing
# Omagh Bombing

Amnesty International joins calls for Omagh inquiry

Aug 8th 2013, 7:44 AM 4,218 Views 61 Comments

Human rights watchdog Amnesty International says that questions remain unanswered over the policing and intelligence gathering around the 1998 bombing which killed 29 people.

# amnesty-international - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Column: "They put a gun to my head and told me to shut up or they would blow it off"
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: "They put a gun to my head and told me to shut up or they would blow it off"

Jun 26th 2013, 12:58 PM 94 Views 9 Comments

Miriam Isaura López Vargas was a mother and housewife going about her daily business when she was grabbed off the street by soldiers, tortured and raped. She is just one of the many caught in the crossfire between Mexico’s police and drug gangs.

# amnesty-international - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Is the European Union funding the torture of refugees in Libya?
# Post-Gaddafi
# Post-Gaddafi

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

Jun 20th 2013, 7:15 AM 2,383 Views 19 Comments

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

# amnesty-international - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Amnesty International: ‘Abortion laws out of line with international human rights standards’
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Amnesty International: ‘Abortion laws out of line with international human rights standards’

May 23rd 2013, 7:15 AM 6,264 Views 118 Comments

Unless rape, incest, risk to a woman’s health and fatal foetal abnormality are included in Ireland’s abortion law, Amnesty International’s 2013 report notes Ireland is off base.

# amnesty-international - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Processes to handle Northern Ireland legacy issues not 'adequate'
# United Nations
# United Nations

Processes to handle Northern Ireland legacy issues not 'adequate'

May 7th 2013, 1:45 PM 3,634 Views 14 Comments

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

# amnesty-international - Friday 3 May, 2013

World Press Freedom Day: Syria now most dangerous place for journalists
# Press Freedom
# Press Freedom

World Press Freedom Day: Syria now most dangerous place for journalists

May 3rd 2013, 6:02 PM 3,889 Views 6 Comments

It’s believed that 36 journalists have been killed there since 2011.

# amnesty-international - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Ugandan LGBT activist in Dublin to speak out for those who can't
# LGBT
# LGBT

Ugandan LGBT activist in Dublin to speak out for those who can't

Apr 13th 2013, 7:00 AM 5,042 Views 48 Comments

Despite constant danger, activist Kasha Nabagesera said that she still loves her country and remains hopeful that the country will reverse its stance on homosexuality.

# amnesty-international - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Death penalty stats show increase in executions but drop in death sentences
# Executions
# Executions

Death penalty stats show increase in executions but drop in death sentences

Apr 10th 2013, 6:45 AM 4,261 Views 21 Comments

The Amnesty International figures have revealed that while the number of people executed last year rose by two, there were 201 less death sentences handed down.

# amnesty-international - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

United Nations adopts global arms trade treaty
# United Nations
# United Nations

United Nations adopts global arms trade treaty

Apr 2nd 2013, 9:54 PM 5,725 Views 44 Comments

The treaty will see states, for the first time ever, prohibited from selling arms to countries when they know they will be used to carry out war crimes or genocide.

# amnesty-international - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

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

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

Mar 26th 2013, 6:30 PM 73 Views 33 Comments

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-international - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Photos reveal evidence of new North Korean prison camp
# North Korea
# North Korea

Photos reveal evidence of new North Korean prison camp

Mar 7th 2013, 7:15 AM 12,604 Views 32 Comments

Amnesty International has called for a UN commission of inquiry to investigate suspected human rights violations.

# amnesty-international - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Colm O'Gorman: Why we can't afford to forget about Bahrain
# Column
# Column

Colm O'Gorman: Why we can't afford to forget about Bahrain

Feb 14th 2013, 1:00 PM 36 Views 11 Comments

It is the second anniversary of the uprising in Bahrain but prisoners of conscience are still behind bars, writes the head of Amnesty International Ireland.

# amnesty-international - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

'State must finally accept its role': Amnesty responds to Magdalene report
# Laundries
# Laundries

'State must finally accept its role': Amnesty responds to Magdalene report

Feb 5th 2013, 4:25 PM 6,366 Views 21 Comments

Amnesty International Ireland says the Magdalenes report reveals “major human rights abuses” and demands urgent action.

# amnesty-international - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Plane used to transfer unlawfully detained man landed at Shannon
# Amnesty International
# Amnesty International

Plane used to transfer unlawfully detained man landed at Shannon

Dec 13th 2012, 3:22 PM 12,683 Views 60 Comments

The plane used by the CIA landed in Shannon Airport on its way to Macadonia to pick the man up.

# amnesty-international - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Egypt braces for rival protests
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt braces for rival protests

Dec 11th 2012, 9:37 AM 1,823 Views 0 Comments

The demonstrations in Cairo come over a bitterly divisive referendum on a new constitution.