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#Amnesty

# amnesty - Sunday 9 August, 2015

Pro-life group clashes with Amnesty over decriminalising abortion
# 8th Amendment
# 8th Amendment

Pro-life group clashes with Amnesty over decriminalising abortion

Aug 9th 2015, 7:00 AM 16,020 Views 463 Comments

A recent survey shows most people in Ireland want the grounds for legal access to abortion to be widened.

# amnesty - Monday 15 June, 2015

Varadkar asked to investigate abortion case after medical staff raised concerns
# Questions
# Questions

Varadkar asked to investigate abortion case after medical staff raised concerns

Jun 15th 2015, 10:03 PM 18,411 Views 88 Comments

Last week Amnesty International called for a more liberal abortion regime in Ireland.

# amnesty - 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 23,678 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.”

# amnesty - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Palestinian rocket fire amounted to 'war crimes' - Amnesty International
# 2014 Conflict
# 2014 Conflict

Palestinian rocket fire amounted to 'war crimes' - Amnesty International

Mar 26th 2015, 5:26 PM 9,056 Views 63 Comments

Hamas has slammed the group’s report as “biased” and accused Amnesty of being a “Zionist organisation”.

# amnesty - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Ireland's abortion laws 'fail on a human rights level'
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Ireland's abortion laws 'fail on a human rights level'

Feb 25th 2015, 12:40 PM 10,602 Views 55 Comments

The report also has some things to say about arms from the West.

# amnesty - Monday 16 February, 2015

'One of the biggest scandals of our age': MI5 accused of covering up sexual abuse
# Kincora
# Kincora

'One of the biggest scandals of our age': MI5 accused of covering up sexual abuse

Feb 16th 2015, 3:00 PM 40,766 Views 51 Comments

Will the Kincora Boys’ Home be included in a Westminster-ordered child abuse inquiry?

# amnesty - 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 - 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 31,682 Views 83 Comments

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

# amnesty - Sunday 4 January, 2015

Police urge people with dangerous Superman drugs to hand them in
# Amnesty
# Amnesty

Police urge people with dangerous Superman drugs to hand them in

Jan 4th 2015, 5:29 PM 18,462 Views 35 Comments

The drugs are believed to have been the cause of at least three deaths so far.

# amnesty - 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 7,409 Views 84 Comments

“The world is watching America”

# amnesty - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

'In 20 years time Direct Provision centres will be our Magdalene Laundries'
# Regret
# Regret

'In 20 years time Direct Provision centres will be our Magdalene Laundries'

Nov 12th 2014, 7:20 AM 12,842 Views 114 Comments

“There’s enough racism and enough anger out there, we don’t need to encourage it more.”

# amnesty - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Amnesty accused of being a "propaganda tool for Hamas" by Israel
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

Amnesty accused of being a "propaganda tool for Hamas" by Israel

Nov 5th 2014, 5:33 PM 10,883 Views 121 Comments

The group says Israel showed a “shocking disregard for Gaza civilians”.

# amnesty - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

New calls for the release of Dublin teenager Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt
# Detained
# Detained

New calls for the release of Dublin teenager Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt

Sep 16th 2014, 8:37 AM 6,705 Views 97 Comments

The 18-year-old has been held without trial for 13 months.

# amnesty - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Amnesty: IS have carried out "acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale"
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Amnesty: IS have carried out "acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale"

Sep 2nd 2014, 7:14 AM 7,923 Views 65 Comments

The human rights group says IS fighters have carried out “systematic ethnic cleansing” in northern Iraq.

# amnesty - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Watch: Panti talks homophobia in Amnesty video
# Pride
From The Daily Edge
# Pride

Watch: Panti talks homophobia in Amnesty video

Aug 2nd 2014, 4:30 PM 1,835 Views 5 Comments

“The tide of history is on the side of same-sex marriage…”

# amnesty - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Poll: Would you support a gun amnesty?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Would you support a gun amnesty?

Jun 14th 2014, 10:02 AM 10,616 Views 87 Comments

After the shooting of a six-year-old boy, should a more radical approach to gun control be considered?

# amnesty - Friday 6 June, 2014

Amnesty International: Tuam investigation must be independent, effective and transparent
# 800 Babies
# 800 Babies

Amnesty International: Tuam investigation must be independent, effective and transparent

Jun 6th 2014, 10:30 AM 11,672 Views 148 Comments

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.

# amnesty - 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 30,626 Views 144 Comments

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

# amnesty - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Ireland officially ratifies arms treaty aimed at regulating the international weapons trade
# Illegal Weapons
# Illegal Weapons

Ireland officially ratifies arms treaty aimed at regulating the international weapons trade

Apr 3rd 2014, 7:00 AM 5,985 Views 52 Comments

The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty was signed this time last year.

# amnesty - 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 10,530 Views 66 Comments

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

# amnesty - 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 - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

‘I want to be recognised as who I bloody well am’
# The State Decides Who I Am
# The State Decides Who I Am

‘I want to be recognised as who I bloody well am’

Feb 4th 2014, 12:01 PM 10,368 Views 119 Comments

Amnesty International Ireland says transgender people face discrimination and inhuman and degrading treatment

# amnesty - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Ukraine opposition refuses to back bill that would free activists
# Standoff
# Standoff

Ukraine opposition refuses to back bill that would free activists

Jan 29th 2014, 11:14 PM 4,167 Views 15 Comments

The bill was passed in parliament without the backing of the ruling party – but opposition MPs refused to vote.

# amnesty - Friday 10 January, 2014

Russia ordered to pay €2m to families of 36 'disappeared' Chechens
# Ruling
# Ruling

Russia ordered to pay €2m to families of 36 'disappeared' Chechens

Jan 10th 2014, 8:00 AM 6,934 Views 12 Comments

The men were abducted at night by Russian federal servicemen. None of their families have had any news of them since.

# amnesty - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Russia gives amnesty to Pussy Riot and Greenpeace
# Russia
# Russia

Russia gives amnesty to Pussy Riot and Greenpeace

Dec 18th 2013, 1:19 PM 17,729 Views 30 Comments

The environmentalists and the two musicians might be released as early as tomorrow.

# amnesty - 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 - Saturday 23 November, 2013

"People must not be re-traumatised": DUP leader reiterates rejection of 'amnesty' proposals
# Peter Robinson
# Peter Robinson

"People must not be re-traumatised": DUP leader reiterates rejection of 'amnesty' proposals

Nov 23rd 2013, 6:08 PM 4,411 Views 14 Comments

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.

# amnesty - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Malala collects 'Ambassador of Conscience' award at Mansion House ceremony
# Malala Yousafzai
# Malala Yousafzai

Malala collects 'Ambassador of Conscience' award at Mansion House ceremony

Sep 17th 2013, 8:54 PM 5,530 Views 59 Comments

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.

# amnesty - 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 2,380 Views 19 Comments

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

# amnesty - 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.

Oireachtas agenda: TDs sign off on the World War II deserters' amnesty
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: TDs sign off on the World War II deserters' amnesty

May 7th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,354 Views 85 Comments

The process of pardoning Irish Army deserters who joined the Allies in World War II will be completed by TDs this evening.

# amnesty - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Ireland’s World War II veterans move one step closer to amnesty
# Veterans
# Veterans

Ireland’s World War II veterans move one step closer to amnesty

Apr 24th 2013, 6:45 AM 7,889 Views 105 Comments

Thousands of Irish servicemen were dismissed or prosecuted for fighting with the Allies during World War II.

# amnesty - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

ISME propose tax and social welfare amnesty for black market operators
# Black Market
# Black Market

ISME propose tax and social welfare amnesty for black market operators

Apr 17th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,089 Views 28 Comments

The Irish Small Firm and Medium Enterprises Association believes that the temporary amnesty would help individuals to legitimise their “hidden economy” tax/earnings status.

# amnesty - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Saudi Arabia denies man was sentenced to paralysis
# Punishment
# Punishment

Saudi Arabia denies man was sentenced to paralysis

Apr 9th 2013, 10:07 AM 14,532 Views 55 Comments

Reports about the cruel and unusual sentence sparked condemnation – but now Saudi authorities say the sentence was never handed down.

# amnesty - 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 70 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 - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Bill giving amnesty to Irish WWII deserters presented to Dáil
# World War II
# World War II

Bill giving amnesty to Irish WWII deserters presented to Dáil

Mar 6th 2013, 9:02 PM 6,958 Views 94 Comments

Soldiers who deserted the Defence Forces to fight for the allied side were denied pay and pension rights.

# amnesty - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Welfare amnesty would allow people who defraud State 'to escape scot-free'
# Amnesty
# Amnesty

Welfare amnesty would allow people who defraud State 'to escape scot-free'

Jan 19th 2013, 1:23 PM 12,259 Views 60 Comments

Social Protection Minister Joan Burton has rejected Sinn Féin’s proposal for a social welfare amnesty for those who have been overpaid or have defrauded the State.

# amnesty - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Pardon for Irish deserters who fought in WWII likely in new year
# World War II
# World War II

Pardon for Irish deserters who fought in WWII likely in new year

Dec 18th 2012, 5:13 PM 10,566 Views 155 Comments

Thousands of Defence Forces personnel who were persecuted by the Irish government for fighting with the Allies in World War II will receive a formal pardon in the new year.

# amnesty - Saturday 8 December, 2012

Write for Rights: The story of Chiou Ho-Shun
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Write for Rights: The story of Chiou Ho-Shun

Dec 8th 2012, 11:30 AM 2,562 Views 2 Comments

Taiwanese man wrongfully on death row is one of 12 the human rights abuse cases that Amnesty International wants to highlight – and get help with – before 2012 is out.

# amnesty - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Chinese landowners setting themselves on fire over forced evictions
# China
# China

Chinese landowners setting themselves on fire over forced evictions

Oct 11th 2012, 10:17 AM 4,636 Views 32 Comments

Ordinary Chinese are turning to desperate forms of protests as local governments continue to seize land to sell the usage rights to property developers.