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#Amnesty

# amnesty - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

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 5,361 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 7,918 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 6,101 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 14,557 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 86 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 6,980 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 12,289 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 10,758 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 2,579 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 4,646 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.

# amnesty - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Syria: Amnesty releases satellite images of Aleppo activity
# Syria
# Syria

Syria: Amnesty releases satellite images of Aleppo activity

Aug 8th 2012, 9:11 AM 2,938 Views 25 Comments

Images taken in and around Aleppo recently show increased use of heavy weapons in the area.

# amnesty - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Amnesty fact-finding mission to Libya uncovers torture, killings
# Libya
# Libya

Amnesty fact-finding mission to Libya uncovers torture, killings

Jul 5th 2012, 7:30 AM 2,401 Views 9 Comments

Staff said they found evidence of electric shocks and beatings with bars, chains and cables.

# amnesty - Monday 2 July, 2012

UN conference on Arms Trade Treaty begins
# Arms Trade
# Arms Trade

UN conference on Arms Trade Treaty begins

Jul 2nd 2012, 4:35 PM 2,126 Views 6 Comments

Delegates from 193 countries travelled to New York today for the opening day of the month-long gathering.

# amnesty - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Constitutional convention warned to examine '21st century challenges'
# Rights
# Rights

Constitutional convention warned to examine '21st century challenges'

Jun 27th 2012, 7:15 AM 2,066 Views 4 Comments

A number of groups have written to the Taoiseach to say that the changes to the Constitution should include rights such as access to housing and healthcare.

# amnesty - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Video: Aung San Suu Kyi making speech in Dublin
# Aung San Suu Kyi
# Aung San Suu Kyi

Video: Aung San Suu Kyi making speech in Dublin

Jun 19th 2012, 4:30 PM 2,332 Views 4 Comments

See the video from within Bord Gáis Energy Theatre where she paid tribute to Ireland’s highlighting of her case.

# amnesty - Sunday 17 June, 2012

Column: Time to ask questions about Irish army deserters during World War II
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Time to ask questions about Irish army deserters during World War II

Jun 17th 2012, 8:30 AM 1,450 Views 35 Comments

What do we know about the men who deserted during the war? Noble heroes who fought for the allies, mercenaries who battled the Nazis, or simply men who wanted out, asks Dr Michael Kennedy.

# amnesty - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Health worries for Aung San Suu Kyi ahead of Dublin visit
# Aung San Suu Kyi
# Aung San Suu Kyi

Health worries for Aung San Suu Kyi ahead of Dublin visit

Jun 16th 2012, 11:45 AM 3,251 Views 5 Comments

The iconic campaigner’s doctor has expressed fears for her health after she vomited in front of reporters.

# amnesty - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Burnt bodies and tortured children: Amnesty finds 'shocking' new evidence of killings and torture in Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Burnt bodies and tortured children: Amnesty finds 'shocking' new evidence of killings and torture in Syria

Jun 14th 2012, 6:30 AM 3,326 Views 15 Comments

The group said they have eye-witness accounts of relatives being ‘dragged away and shot’ and victims’ bodies being set on fire.

# amnesty - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Mental health services inadequate, prisons below standards - Amnesty
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Mental health services inadequate, prisons below standards - Amnesty

May 24th 2012, 6:30 AM 1,471 Views 6 Comments

In its annual report on the state of human rights in the world, the organisation also said that the UN Security Council had not shown the same courage as those who had participated in the Arab Spring.

# amnesty - Friday 18 May, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi to visit Ireland next month
# Aung San Suu Kyi
# Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi to visit Ireland next month

May 18th 2012, 4:29 PM 2,831 Views 35 Comments

The Burmese pro-democracy leader is planning her first trip outside of her country in 24 years.

# amnesty - Friday 27 April, 2012

Taylor verdict hailed a 'victory for victims'
# Blood Diamonds
# Blood Diamonds

Taylor verdict hailed a 'victory for victims'

Apr 27th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,692 Views 4 Comments

Human rights groups call for better reparations for victims and for more perpetrators to be brought to justice.

# amnesty - Monday 23 April, 2012

Column: What kind of Constitutional Convention do you want?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: What kind of Constitutional Convention do you want?

Apr 23rd 2012, 6:00 PM 97 Views 51 Comments

The upcoming exploration of what reforms should be made to the Irish Constitution is a good time for us to make sure socio-economic rights and equality are set in stone for the future.

# amnesty - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

VIDEO: Healthcare - who needs it, wha'?
# Health
# Health

VIDEO: Healthcare - who needs it, wha'?

Mar 27th 2012, 1:45 PM 2,483 Views 13 Comments

What do you think of this Amnesty Ireland campaign to spark a debate about access to health services?

China is the world's 'number one executioner' - Amnesty report
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

China is the world's 'number one executioner' - Amnesty report

Mar 27th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,501 Views 56 Comments

A new report says that the number of countries who have the death penalty is declining but there has been a surge in the number of executions in the Middle East.

# amnesty - Friday 23 March, 2012

Kenny pressed on human rights issues ahead of China trip
# China
# China

Kenny pressed on human rights issues ahead of China trip

Mar 23rd 2012, 6:50 AM 1,373 Views 16 Comments

It has been billed by the Government as a trade mission but should human rights issues be ignored?

# amnesty - Monday 27 February, 2012

Spanish judge acquitted in controversial jurisdiction trial
# Spain
# Spain

Spanish judge acquitted in controversial jurisdiction trial

Feb 27th 2012, 5:52 PM 2,613 Views 3 Comments

Baltasar Garzon did not knowingly violate the limits of his jurisdiction when investigating atrocities linked to the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39, judges ruled today.

# amnesty - Monday 20 February, 2012

Gilmore: We raised human rights issues with China vice president
# Chinese Visit
# Chinese Visit

Gilmore: We raised human rights issues with China vice president

Feb 20th 2012, 9:38 AM 2,686 Views 68 Comments

Eamon Gilmore said that specific cases of human rights abuses in China weren’t discussed during the visit by Xi Jinping.

# amnesty - Friday 17 February, 2012

Government must be 'forceful' on human rights during China visit - Amnesty
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Government must be 'forceful' on human rights during China visit - Amnesty

Feb 17th 2012, 3:45 PM 1,965 Views 31 Comments

Amnesty International has said that that the government must be clear on concerns about China’s human rights abuses when the country’s Vice President visits Ireland this weekend.

# amnesty - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Armed militias in Libya are 'out of control', one year after uprising
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

Armed militias in Libya are 'out of control', one year after uprising

Feb 16th 2012, 7:15 AM 1,580 Views 14 Comments

A report by Amnesty International found torture, killings and war crimes are being carried out by the armed militas in Libya.

# amnesty - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

North Korea announces prisoner amnesty to mark late leaders' birthdays
# Happy Birthday
# Happy Birthday

North Korea announces prisoner amnesty to mark late leaders' birthdays

Jan 10th 2012, 8:09 AM 1,630 Views 3 Comments

Meanwhile, North Korea’s ally China has been holding its first summit with South Korea since Kim Jong Il passed away.

# amnesty - Sunday 25 December, 2011

# amnesty - Thursday 8 December, 2011

China executes Filipino drug dealer despite clemency plea
# China
# China

China executes Filipino drug dealer despite clemency plea

Dec 8th 2011, 8:02 AM 3,153 Views 16 Comments

The Phillipine president made an appeal on humanitarian grounds to avert today’s execution.

# amnesty - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

Burma to release 6,300 prisoners
# Burma
# Burma

Burma to release 6,300 prisoners

Oct 11th 2011, 10:06 AM 138 Views 0 Comments

However, it’s not clear how many political prisoners will be among those released under the amnesty.

# amnesty - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Syrian president issues amnesty to political protesters
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian president issues amnesty to political protesters

Jun 1st 2011, 2:07 PM 298 Views 0 Comments

The opposition has dismissed President Bashar al-Assad’s amnesty, while it’s thought that the US will soon call for his to step down. More that a thousand people have been killed in Syria in the regime’s crackdown on the uprising.

# amnesty - Saturday 28 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

May 28th 2011, 7:40 PM 917 Views 0 Comments

In tonight’s fix: Bruton rules out presidential bid; the other Bruton comes under fire; Kenny gives Obama some Irish tips; Amnesty turns 50; and Manchester United players try their hand at acting…

Amnesty celebrates its 50th birthday with the Kings of Leon
# Amnesty
# Amnesty

Amnesty celebrates its 50th birthday with the Kings of Leon

May 28th 2011, 2:08 PM 396 Views 0 Comments

Celebrations are taking place across Ireland and across the world to mark the foundation of the world’s largest human rights organisation.