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From TheJournal.ie Petitions in three Irish cities to mark World Death Penalty Day Capital Punishment

Petitions in three Irish cities to mark World Death Penalty Day

Amnesty International Ireland will collect signatures hoping to prevent the execution of Anthony Haynes in Texas this month.

From TheJournal.ie My favourite speech: executive director of Amnesty International Colm O'Gorman Famous Words This post contains videos

My favourite speech: executive director of Amnesty International Colm O'Gorman

Continuing our summer series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, Colm O’Gorman picks the first major speech of the president who saw Czechoslovakia become the Czech Republic.

From TheJournal.ie Syria: Amnesty releases satellite images of Aleppo activity Syria This post contains images

Syria: Amnesty releases satellite images of Aleppo activity

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

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning. Here’s nine things to know today.

From TheJournal.ie UN appeals for progress as deadline looms for global arms treaty Arms

UN appeals for progress as deadline looms for global arms treaty

Tonight is the deadline for the draft of a new global deal to regulate the arms trade – but progress has been slow.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Constitutional convention warned to examine '21st century challenges' Rights

Constitutional convention warned to examine '21st century challenges'

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.

From TheJournal.ie Aung San Suu Kyi in Ireland: Full details of public event Welcome

Aung San Suu Kyi in Ireland: Full details of public event

The Burmese democracy icon will receive the Freedom of Dublin and be serenaded at public concert. Here’s the running order for the night.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Aung San Suu Kyi’s Irish visit is a historic moment. Here’s why. Opinion

Column: Aung San Suu Kyi’s Irish visit is a historic moment. Here’s why.

The iconic former political prisoner is able to travel at last. Let’s stand with her, writes Colm O’Gorman.

From TheJournal.ie Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Europe Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Europe

The General Secretary of the National League for Democracy in Burma will arrive in Ireland on 18 June. Today, she will speak in Geneva at the UN’s International Labour Organisation.

From TheJournal.ie Burnt bodies and tortured children: Amnesty finds 'shocking' new evidence of killings and torture in Syria Syria This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Giant banner welcomes Aung San Suu Kyi to Ireland Liberty Hall

Giant banner welcomes Aung San Suu Kyi to Ireland

Amnesty International and Dublin City Council erected the welcome sign this afternoon at Liberty Hall.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Every morning, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine things you need to know as you kick off your day.

From TheJournal.ie Mental health services inadequate, prisons below standards - Amnesty Human Rights This post contains videos

Mental health services inadequate, prisons below standards - Amnesty

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Vital' role of journalists stressed ahead of World Press Freedom Day Press Freedom

'Vital' role of journalists stressed ahead of World Press Freedom Day

The National Union of Journalists and Amnesty International Ireland joined together today to remember journalists who have been killed during the course of their work.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What kind of Constitutional Convention do you want? Opinion

Column: What kind of Constitutional Convention do you want?

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.

From TheJournal.ie Torture and other human rights abuses continuing in Bahrain – Amnesty report Bahrain

Torture and other human rights abuses continuing in Bahrain – Amnesty report

The Bahraini government insists it is on the road to reform – but Amnesty International has condemned its “piecemeal” efforts, accusing that state of continuing human rights violations including torture.

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty asks: Should cute people have quicker access to hospitals? Rhetorical

Amnesty asks: Should cute people have quicker access to hospitals?

The rhetorical question forms part of an Amnesty International Ireland campaign to support healthcare provision for all.

From TheJournal.ie China is the world's 'number one executioner' - Amnesty report Death Penalty This post contains videos

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty hits out at NATO failure to investigate Libyan deaths Libya

Amnesty hits out at NATO failure to investigate Libyan deaths

Amnesty International has said that NATO failed to investigate the killing of scores of civiilans in Libyan airstrikes carried out by its forces.

From TheJournal.ie Yemen says more than 2,000 killed in uprising Arab Spring

Yemen says more than 2,000 killed in uprising

The figure is much higher than human rights groups had estimated. Earlier this year Amnesty International estimated that 200 protesters had been killed in the uprising.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland signs protocol on violence against women Human Rights

Ireland signs protocol on violence against women

The Government signed the Council of Europe Convention on Violence Against Women, a move which was welcomed by Amnesty International at today’s Universal Periodic Review.

From The42 Cameron rejects call for Olympic boycott Protest

Cameron rejects call for Olympic boycott

David Cameron claims Olympic sponsor Dow Chemical bears no responsibility for either the Bhopal gas disaster or mismanaged efforts to decontaminate the Indian region.

From TheJournal.ie Spanish judge acquitted in controversial jurisdiction trial Spain

Spanish judge acquitted in controversial jurisdiction trial

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know by 9am: Half of waste water plans not up to scratch, insurance complaints on the rise, and could a curry help you beat dementia?

From TheJournal.ie ‘Solidarity with Syria’ vigils for Dublin and Galway Syria

‘Solidarity with Syria’ vigils for Dublin and Galway

The vigils are being held as part of an Amnesty International Global Day of Action, in solidarity with the victims of the conflict in Syria. A minute’s silence will also be observed.

From TheJournal.ie The story behind the giant banner on St Stephen's Green Explainer

The story behind the giant banner on St Stephen's Green

You may have seen the picture of Abdulhadi Al Khawaja – but do you know why a three-storey-high banner of him is hanging from a building in the centre of Dublin?

From TheJournal.ie Guantanamo 10 years on: hopes for closure fade, detainees remain in limbo Guantánamo This post contains videos

Guantanamo 10 years on: hopes for closure fade, detainees remain in limbo

The notorious detention centre has now been open for ten years and, with indefinite military detention now enshrined in US law, hope is fading that it will be closed down as pledged.

From TheJournal.ie Woman beheaded in Saudi Arabia for 'sorcery' Death Penalty

Woman beheaded in Saudi Arabia for 'sorcery'

Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International Ireland has called the killing an “appalling and sickening act”.

From TheJournal.ie More clerical child abuse investigations may be needed - minister Catholic Church

More clerical child abuse investigations may be needed - minister

Children’s minister Frances Fitzgerald said the government would take expense into account when considering whether to commission further probes.

From TheJournal.ie Clerical abuse in Ireland tantamount to torture: report Clerical Abuse

Clerical abuse in Ireland tantamount to torture: report

A study into the Ferns, Murphy, Ryan and Cloyne child abuse reports criticises the lack of prosecution against child sexual and physical abusers and those who concealed that abuse.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know by 9am: Four in court over halting site slavery, Amnesty finds human rights abuses on both sides in Libya, and more pressure on Ryan Tubridy…

From TheJournal.ie Libya’s civil war: lynching, cluster bombs and enforced disappearances Libya

Libya’s civil war: lynching, cluster bombs and enforced disappearances

In its report on the six-month-long conflict, Amnesty International says a range of human rights abuses and potential war crimes have been committed by both sides.

From TheJournal.ie Libyan rebels round up black Africans Libya

Libyan rebels round up black Africans

The African Union and Amnesty International have protested the treatment of black Africans inside Libya – following thousands bring rounded up and put in makeshift prisons on suspicion of being mercenaries.

From TheJournal.ie Protesters - including children - tortured and killed in Syrian prisons: report Syria

Protesters - including children - tortured and killed in Syrian prisons: report

Amnesty International has released the names of protesters who have died in detention in Syria: most victims show evidence of being severely tortured.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of Egyptians facing forced evictions from slums: report Forced Evictions This post contains videos

Thousands of Egyptians facing forced evictions from slums: report

Amnesty International is calling on the Egyptian authorities to protect the rights of the country’s 12 million slum-dwellers.

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty International ‘regrets’ accusing Aviva of investing in cluster bomb-makers Cluster Bombs

Amnesty International ‘regrets’ accusing Aviva of investing in cluster bomb-makers

Human rights group forced into U-turn after statement this morning was found to have ‘out-of-date information’ on Aviva.

From TheJournal.ie Sting backs out of Kazakhstan concert because of ‘virtual picket line’ Sting

Sting backs out of Kazakhstan concert because of ‘virtual picket line’

The singer has cancelled the show planned for this evening after Amnesty International told him about repression against oil and gas workers.

From TheJournal.ie Moscow authorities ban gay pride parade over 'public disorder' risk Moscow

Moscow authorities ban gay pride parade over 'public disorder' risk

Moscow City Hall tells organisers it is “justified” in blocking plans for a parade that had been set for May 28.