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From TheJournal.ie US-led coalition killed 1,600 civilians in four month blitz on Syrian city, says Amnesty Raqa

US-led coalition killed 1,600 civilians in four month blitz on Syrian city, says Amnesty

Amnesty International say the coalition has only admitted to around 10% of the deaths.

From TheJournal.ie 'Time for change': UK committee finds British government responsible for addressing Northern Ireland abortion laws Amnesty International

'Time for change': UK committee finds British government responsible for addressing Northern Ireland abortion laws

Laws in Northern Ireland mean that women cannot access an abortion unless there is a serious risk to their life.

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty Ireland calls for US to 'follow its own laws' as crisis unfolds at Mexico border US-Mexico Border

Amnesty Ireland calls for US to 'follow its own laws' as crisis unfolds at Mexico border

The US launched an effort to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through US immigration courts.

From TheJournal.ie Killer robots could lead to 'new arms race with terrifying consequences', Amnesty International says Killer Robots

Killer robots could lead to 'new arms race with terrifying consequences', Amnesty International says

Amnesty International is calling for a total ban on the development, production and use of fully autonomous weapon systems.

From TheJournal.ie Two people killed and 40 arrested in new 'gay purge' in Chechnya, activists say Chechnya

Two people killed and 40 arrested in new 'gay purge' in Chechnya, activists say

Chechen authorities immediately denied the claims.

From TheJournal.ie Abuse on Twitter: Women of colour 34% more likely than white women to be targeted Amnesty International

Abuse on Twitter: Women of colour 34% more likely than white women to be targeted

The study found that an abusive or problematic tweet was sent to the women in the study every 30 seconds on average.

From TheJournal.ie Rise of 'tough guy' world leaders 'mirrors the rise of fascism in the 1930s' Rights Today

Rise of 'tough guy' world leaders 'mirrors the rise of fascism in the 1930s'

A new report said some leaders are using “bully tactics” to “demonise and persecute” vulnerable people.

From TheJournal.ie 'Give us choice': Irish actors call on Theresa May to decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland Private Members' Bill

'Give us choice': Irish actors call on Theresa May to decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland

Aisling Bea and Sharon Horgan have signed the letter ahead of the reading of a bill that would decriminalise abortion across the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour Ambassador Of Conscience

Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour

The group revoked the award in light of Suu Kyi’s “betrayal of the values she once stood for”.

From TheJournal.ie Diplomatic pressure results in Tanzania stating anti-gay crackdown is not government policy Gay Rights

Diplomatic pressure results in Tanzania stating anti-gay crackdown is not government policy

Amnesty International reports that ten men have been arrested since last week’s announcement.

From TheJournal.ie Sipo's order that Amnesty should return €137,000 grant is quashed after High Court appeal Funding

Sipo's order that Amnesty should return €137,000 grant is quashed after High Court appeal

The donation was for Amnesty’s ‘My Body, My Rights’ campaign which sought a referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

From TheJournal.ie Maser's Repeal the 8th mural is back up in Temple Bar (and it won’t come down this time) Another Lick On The Wall This post contains videos

Maser's Repeal the 8th mural is back up in Temple Bar (and it won’t come down this time)

Only this week it was removed from another wall in the area.

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi women suspected of IS links being sexually exploited and refused aid Amnesty International

Iraqi women suspected of IS links being sexually exploited and refused aid

An Amnesty International report has expressed concern about how women and children are sexually exploited.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 1,000 executions were recorded last year, including beheadings and lethal injections Death Penalty

Almost 1,000 executions were recorded last year, including beheadings and lethal injections

Most executions took place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan – in that order.

From TheJournal.ie Harris takes his message to Moore Street: 'Men need to talk to the women in their lives about the Eighth Amendment' Referendum This post contains videos

Harris takes his message to Moore Street: 'Men need to talk to the women in their lives about the Eighth Amendment'

Health Minister Simon Harris stopped by Moore Street today to launch the ‘It’s Time to Talk’ referendum campaign.

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty launches case challenging standards watchdog's order that it return €137,000 Amnesty International

Amnesty launches case challenging standards watchdog's order that it return €137,000

The money was donated to the group in order to fund activities around the Eighth Amendment.

From TheJournal.ie Open Society says Sipo may have relied on stolen documents to make Amnesty donation decision Donation

Open Society says Sipo may have relied on stolen documents to make Amnesty donation decision

Sipo has ordered Amnesty to return the €137,000 donation it received from Open Society.

From TheJournal.ie Rohingya crisis: 'We would be better in prison because at least we would have food' Amnesty International

Rohingya crisis: 'We would be better in prison because at least we would have food'

A new Amnesty International report has said Rohingya treatment amounts to apartheid.

From TheJournal.ie 'Imagine getting rape threats when you open an app': The toll of online abuse on women Amnesty Survey

'Imagine getting rape threats when you open an app': The toll of online abuse on women

Women in eight different countries reported feeling anxious, less confident and unable to sleep after receiving abuse online.

From TheJournal.ie People were polled with the same questions as the Citizens' Assembly. Here's what they said The Eighth

People were polled with the same questions as the Citizens' Assembly. Here's what they said

The Citizens’ Assembly had an almost two-thirds majority vote (64%) for access to abortion on request at least in early pregnancy.

From TheJournal.ie Young people's welcoming attitude towards refugees 'shows governments are out of touch' Migrant Crisis

Young people's welcoming attitude towards refugees 'shows governments are out of touch'

72.6% of people aged between 18 and 35 would welcome refugees into their countries, according to a World Economic Foundation survey.

From TheJournal.ie 'They beat me with an electric cable, while throwing water on me at the same time' Boko Haram

'They beat me with an electric cable, while throwing water on me at the same time'

People accused of supporting Boko Haram are being brutally tortured in Cameroon.

From TheJournal.ie Deaths and abuse of migrants 'clearly linked' to EU policies, says Amnesty Migrant Crisis

Deaths and abuse of migrants 'clearly linked' to EU policies, says Amnesty

Italy has recently threatened to close its ports to foreign ships in an effort to force the EU to react.

From TheJournal.ie Ibrahim Halawa's trial suspended for 25th time - but could the next hearing be the last? Egypt

Ibrahim Halawa's trial suspended for 25th time - but could the next hearing be the last?

Halawa has been imprisoned in the Egyptian capital for 1,418 days – nearly four years.

From TheJournal.ie 'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped' South Sudan

'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'

Men, women and children in South Sudan have been shot, hacked to death with machetes and burnt alive.

From TheJournal.ie Nobel Peace Prize winner released from Chinese prison after 8 years with late-stage cancer China

Nobel Peace Prize winner released from Chinese prison after 8 years with late-stage cancer

Liu Xiaobo was sentenced in 2009 for “subversion” after spearheading a bold petition for democratic reforms.

From TheJournal.ie 'It is just reckless': US army lost track of $1bn worth of arms and military equipment in Middle East LOST IN TRANSIT

'It is just reckless': US army lost track of $1bn worth of arms and military equipment in Middle East

An audit received by Amnesty International found failings in how equipment was logged and monitored.

From TheJournal.ie 'Hate and fear' by Trump, Duterte and others is bringing the world back to the 1930s, says Amnesty New World Order

'Hate and fear' by Trump, Duterte and others is bringing the world back to the 1930s, says Amnesty

Amnesty has attacked “the cynical use of ‘us vs. them’ narrative”.

From TheJournal.ie Assad says defending Syria is more important than UN action against him War

Assad says defending Syria is more important than UN action against him

The Syrian president also accused the UN of being biased because of American, French and British influence.

From TheJournal.ie This is the before and after picture of a man who survived Syria's 'human slaughterhouse' Inhuman Conditions

This is the before and after picture of a man who survived Syria's 'human slaughterhouse'

Amnesty says their new report reveals a “hidden, monstrous campaign” at Saydnaya prison.

From TheJournal.ie Philippines police 'being paid to kill drug dealers' says report Drug War

Philippines police 'being paid to kill drug dealers' says report

The Amnesty report called it a “murderous war on the poor”.

From TheJournal.ie TDs to travel to Egypt tomorrow to meet with Ibrahim Halawa and Egyptian government Ibrahim Halawa

TDs to travel to Egypt tomorrow to meet with Ibrahim Halawa and Egyptian government

The TDs will be discussing the young man’s incarceration when they arrive tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin court unfreezes €100 million worth of Russian tycoon's assets after five year battle Russian Tycoon

Dublin court unfreezes €100 million worth of Russian tycoon's assets after five year battle

Judge Timothy Lucey also warned gardaí to be careful about what they put in their applications as people had been murdered for political reasons.

From TheJournal.ie Italy's 'get tough' approach to refugees leading to unlawful expulsions, ill-treatment - report Hotspot

Italy's 'get tough' approach to refugees leading to unlawful expulsions, ill-treatment - report

Amnesty International has released a new report claiming to offer testimonies of abuse and ill-treatment by Italian authorities which “may amount to torture”.

From TheJournal.ie Six in ten people want abortion to be decriminalised in Northern Ireland Women's Health

Six in ten people want abortion to be decriminalised in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where abortion is illegal, except where continuing a pregnancy would cause a serious risk to the mother’s health.

From TheJournal.ie Free after 110 days: Irish citizen released from Iranian prison Released

Free after 110 days: Irish citizen released from Iranian prison

The 65-year-old was reportedly kept in solitary confinement throughout her ordeal.

From TheJournal.ie 'The blood was like a river': Syrian people speak of horrific torture they endured in prison 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.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of adults and children 'disappeared and tortured by Egyptian authorities' 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.

From TheJournal.ie Paschal Donohoe says there will be a referendum on abortion in the coming years Abortion Stance

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.

From TheJournal.ie "It was a truly shocking sight – hundreds of human beings packed together like sardines in a tin" Held Without Charge

"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.

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