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#Amnesty International

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Two weeks ago my dad married me to a 70-year-old man who already has five wives' Child Marriage

'Two weeks ago my dad married me to a 70-year-old man who already has five wives'

In Burkina Faso, children as young as nine are being forced into marriage.

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty calls latest abortion pills case a 'grotesque spectacle' MOTHER AND DAUGHTER

Amnesty calls latest abortion pills case a 'grotesque spectacle'

A woman appeared before Belfast Crown Court today accused of buying abortion pills for her daughter.

From TheJournal.ie 50% more people were executed last year than in 2014 Death Penalty

50% more people were executed last year than in 2014

Amnesty International has said that 1,634 people were executed in 25 countries last year.

From TheJournal.ie Two-week protest on the doorstep of power will aim to push abortion issue Government Buildings

Two-week protest on the doorstep of power will aim to push abortion issue

The campaign supported by Amnesty International is starting today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Mama Merkel' rules out closing the 'Balkan route' to Syrian refugees Migrant Crisis

'Mama Merkel' rules out closing the 'Balkan route' to Syrian refugees

A meeting on in Brussels also saw Turkey trying to strongarm the EU.

From TheJournal.ie Woman forced to work in Irish brothel to 'repay her debt' Trafficking

Woman forced to work in Irish brothel to 'repay her debt'

It was the group’s second busiest year since it began working in the area a decade ago.

From TheJournal.ie Sexual health group targeted for helping a 10-year-old rape survivor seek an abortion Latin America

Sexual health group targeted for helping a 10-year-old rape survivor seek an abortion

A new report from Amnesty International looks at the treatment of those advocating for safe abortions and sexual health across Latin America.

From TheJournal.ie 'In Ireland, Helen would go to jail': Graham Linehan speaks of wife's abortion after fatal foetal diagnosis Abortion This post contains videos

'In Ireland, Helen would go to jail': Graham Linehan speaks of wife's abortion after fatal foetal diagnosis

The couple decided to highlight their story as part of Amnesty International’s campaign to decriminalise abortion in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Human rights group calls for the west to stop supplying arms to those 'committing war crimes' Yemen

Human rights group calls for the west to stop supplying arms to those 'committing war crimes'

American allies Saudi Arabia and the UAE are leading the coalition battling rebels in Yemen.

From TheJournal.ie Man who became paralysed in jail to be executed tomorrow, despite maintaining his innocence Death Row

Man who became paralysed in jail to be executed tomorrow, despite maintaining his innocence

Amnesty International is calling for the scheduled hanging to be stopped.

From TheJournal.ie Sisters to be raped as punishment for brother running away with married woman India

Sisters to be raped as punishment for brother running away with married woman

They are aged just 15 and 23 years old.

From TheJournal.ie A lot of you don't know abortion carries a 14-year jail sentence Abortion

A lot of you don't know abortion carries a 14-year jail sentence

A substantial proportion of people did not know it is a crime to get an abortion when a woman’s life is not at risk.

From TheJournal.ie 177,000 women have left Ireland for abortions since 1971 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.”

From TheJournal.ie International eyes are going to be on Irish abortion laws today Close Scrutiny

International eyes are going to be on Irish abortion laws today

Amnesty International is launching its ‘She is Not a Criminal’ report at 11am this morning.

From TheJournal.ie The United Nations is shining a spotlight on this guy's human rights record Review Time

The United Nations is shining a spotlight on this guy's human rights record

The United States is up for its four-year review.

From TheJournal.ie 10-year-old girl raped by stepfather denied abortion in Paraguay Child

10-year-old girl raped by stepfather denied abortion in Paraguay

The stepfather is now on the run.

From TheJournal.ie Halawa letter criticising Government 'shows the real hurt this kid is going through' Cairo

Halawa letter criticising Government 'shows the real hurt this kid is going through'

Amnesty International believe the Government is doing everything it can to secure his release.

From TheJournal.ie Woman jailed for miscarrying her baby is released El Salvador

Woman jailed for miscarrying her baby is released

16 other women remain in jail, accused of having abortions.

From TheJournal.ie Protest outside Saudi Embassy for blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam Dublin

Protest outside Saudi Embassy for blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam

Raif Badawi criticised clerics and the kingdom’s notorious religious police.

From TheJournal.ie As France rounds up 'defenders of terrorism', Amnesty worries about free speech Free Speech

As France rounds up 'defenders of terrorism', Amnesty worries about free speech

The human rights group has outlined a number of troubling cases.

From TheJournal.ie 17 women remain imprisoned in El Salvador for miscarrying their babies 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.

From TheJournal.ie These images show the devastation caused by Boko Haram Nigeria

These images show the devastation caused by Boko Haram

The group is believed to have killed as many as 2,000 people in the last weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Blogger receives first 50 of 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam Saudi Arabia

Blogger receives first 50 of 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam

Raef Badawi has been behind bars since 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Women and young girls are being 'sold' or given as 'gifts' by Islamic extremists War Crimes

Women and young girls are being 'sold' or given as 'gifts' by Islamic extremists

Amnesty International says thousands of people may have been targeted in the war crimes in Iraq.

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty has sent its people to Ferguson to monitor police at protests Ferguson

Amnesty has sent its people to Ferguson to monitor police at protests

“The world is watching America”

From TheJournal.ie Suspects in murder of British tourists retract confession after torture claims Koh Tao

Suspects in murder of British tourists retract confession after torture claims

Now Amnesty International is getting involved.

From TheJournal.ie Protesters being targeted by Triad violence and sexual assaults - Amnesty Hong Kong

Protesters being targeted by Triad violence and sexual assaults - Amnesty

Police are being accused of ‘standing by’ as protesters were attacked.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of Iraqis flee ISIS militants in panic as France calls 'urgent' UNSC meeting Iraq

Thousands of Iraqis flee ISIS militants in panic as France calls 'urgent' UNSC meeting

The situation for Iraqis in the north-west of their country ” is becoming increasingly dire” according to an Amnesty adviser in the area.

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty accuses Israeli army of "deliberate attacks" on Gaza health workers Allegations

Amnesty accuses Israeli army of "deliberate attacks" on Gaza health workers

The organisation says that it has received “harrowing descriptions” of the “utterly impossible situation”.

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty hold Dublin protest over US arms transfer to Israel Amnesty International

Amnesty hold Dublin protest over US arms transfer to Israel

Amnesty International is calling on the UN to immediately impose a comprehensive arms embargo on Israel, Hamas and Palestinian armed groups.

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty to USA: Stop sending jet fuel to Israeli military Operation Protective Edge

Amnesty to USA: Stop sending jet fuel to Israeli military

The last US jet fuel delivery arrived in Israel on 14 July.

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty International calls for "immediate release" of US leaker Chelsea Manning One Year On

Amnesty International calls for "immediate release" of US leaker Chelsea Manning

Today marks exactly one year since the US soldier was convicted on espionage charges.

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty warns that Brazilian police must be investigated over World Cup protests Immediate

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

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

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

The charity used the rocker’s image without his permission, and he wasn’t happy.

From TheJournal.ie Sudan releases woman sentenced to hanging for apostasy Sudan

Sudan releases woman sentenced to hanging for apostasy

The woman, who gave birth days after the verdict, was sentenced last month.

From TheJournal.ie Cairo sentencing of Al Jazeera journalists a "ferocious attack" on media - Amnesty Media Crackdown

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

Three men are among a group of journalists convicted of ‘falsifying news’ and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood.

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty International says Ireland must follow Denmark after landmark transgender law Gender Identity

Amnesty International says Ireland must follow Denmark after landmark transgender law

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

From TheJournal.ie Thousands march in Belfast against "worrying rise in racist attacks" Protest

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Appalling and abhorrent': Pregnant woman sentenced to flogging and hanging in Sudan Religion

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

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