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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Amnesty

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# five years of war
'The blood was like a river': Syrian people speak of horrific torture they endured in prison
Many people witnessed prisoners dying in custody and some described being held in cells alongside dead bodies.
# Turkey
Post-coup detainees being beaten and raped, says Amnesty
The number of people being detained in the wake of the attempted coup has surged above 13,000.
# Amnesty International
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.
# Torture
'You are going to jail coz you're a stupid f***ing whore': Raped, tortured and beaten by their protectors
Mexican women have suffered abuse at the hands of police, army and navy forces after their (often unjustified) arrests.
# Punishment
Irish Pro-Life Campaign criticises Donald Trump over controversial abortion remarks
Amnesty International is also not happy with the Republican’s comments.
# world cup workers
Filthy rooms, withheld pay, confiscated passports: claims of abuse at Qatar World Cup site
A new Amnesty report accuses the Gulf state of exploiting workers as it prepares for the 2022 tournament.
# Refugees
Amnesty calls EU migrant deal 'flawed, illegal and immoral'
Under the deal, all new irregular migrants arriving in Greece will be sent back to Turkey.
# Child Labour
'This is what we die for': children put in danger for smartphones
The human rights organisation has accused Apple and Samsung, among others, of failing to ensure that cobalt mined by child labourers has not been used in their products.
# paris attacks
Nearly half of US states want to shut their doors to Syrian refugees
Obama has criticised “shameful” calls to screen the refugees based on their religion.
# India
Sisters to be raped as punishment for brother running away with married woman
They are aged just 15 and 23 years old.
# 8th amendment
Pro-life group clashes with Amnesty over decriminalising abortion
A recent survey shows most people in Ireland want the grounds for legal access to abortion to be widened.
# Questions
Varadkar asked to investigate abortion case after medical staff raised concerns
Last week Amnesty International called for a more liberal abortion regime in Ireland.
# she is not a criminal
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.”
# 2014 conflict
Palestinian rocket fire amounted to 'war crimes' - Amnesty International
Hamas has slammed the group’s report as “biased” and accused Amnesty of being a “Zionist organisation”.
# Human Rights
Ireland's abortion laws 'fail on a human rights level'
The report also has some things to say about arms from the West.
# kincora
'One of the biggest scandals of our age': MI5 accused of covering up sexual abuse
Will the Kincora Boys’ Home be included in a Westminster-ordered child abuse inquiry?
# El Salvador
Woman jailed for miscarrying her baby is released
16 other women remain in jail, accused of having abortions.
# Abortion
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
Police urge people with dangerous Superman drugs to hand them in
The drugs are believed to have been the cause of at least three deaths so far.
# Ferguson
Amnesty has sent its people to Ferguson to monitor police at protests
“The world is watching America”
# Regret
'In 20 years time Direct Provision centres will be our Magdalene Laundries'
“There’s enough racism and enough anger out there, we don’t need to encourage it more.”
# War Crimes
Amnesty accused of being a "propaganda tool for Hamas" by Israel
The group says Israel showed a “shocking disregard for Gaza civilians”.
# Detained
New calls for the release of Dublin teenager Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt
The 18-year-old has been held without trial for 13 months.
# islamic state
Amnesty: IS have carried out "acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale"
The human rights group says IS fighters have carried out “systematic ethnic cleansing” in northern Iraq.
# Pride
Watch: Panti talks homophobia in Amnesty video
“The tide of history is on the side of same-sex marriage…”
# Poll
Poll: Would you support a gun amnesty?
After the shooting of a six-year-old boy, should a more radical approach to gun control be considered?
# 800 babies
Amnesty International: Tuam investigation must be independent, effective and transparent
A Government task force has been set up to examine the Tuam revelations, and is due to report back by the end of this month.
# Charity
Amnesty vote NOT to cut director's €100k salary to the average industrial wage
The motion at the organisation’s annual conference this weekend was unanimously defeated.
# illegal weapons
Ireland officially ratifies arms treaty aimed at regulating the international weapons trade
The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty was signed this time last year.
# Death Penalty
‘Killing sprees’: Number of people executed worldwide spiked in 2013
Amnesty International say it is due to a large number of people being put to death in Iran and Iraq.
# Jailbreak
Irish students with no money have made it to Singapore and San Diego in 24 hours
# The State Decides Who I Am
‘I want to be recognised as who I bloody well am’
Amnesty International Ireland says transgender people face discrimination and inhuman and degrading treatment
# standoff
Ukraine opposition refuses to back bill that would free activists
The bill was passed in parliament without the backing of the ruling party – but opposition MPs refused to vote.
# Ruling
Russia ordered to pay €2m to families of 36 'disappeared' Chechens
The men were abducted at night by Russian federal servicemen. None of their families have had any news of them since.
# Russia
Russia gives amnesty to Pussy Riot and Greenpeace
The environmentalists and the two musicians might be released as early as tomorrow.
# Refugees
European leaders 'should hang their heads' over Syrian refugee crisis
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.
# Peter Robinson
"People must not be re-traumatised": DUP leader reiterates rejection of 'amnesty' proposals
Peter Robinson has rejected the proposal from the North’s Attorney General that there should be no more prosecutions for killings carried out during The Troubles.
# malala yousafzai
Malala collects 'Ambassador of Conscience' award at Mansion House ceremony
US singer Harry Belafonte also received an award at this evening’s Amnesty International ceremony — with Bono and Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters on presentation duties.
# Post-Gaddafi
Is the European Union funding the torture of refugees in Libya?
Amnesty International says European funding to secure Libyan borders is resulting in ‘holding centres’ where abuses occur.
# United Nations
Processes to handle Northern Ireland legacy issues not 'adequate'
A UN committee against torture will hear of a need to address human rights abuses of the past, linked to violence during The Troubles.