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From TheJournal.ie Nicaragua to release protesters arrested during last year's uprising Amnesty

Nicaragua to release protesters arrested during last year's uprising

The bill passed by parliament also closes the door on investigating and punishing security forces involved in repressing the protests.

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 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 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 Belfast City Council passes motion to decriminalise use of abortion pills Debate

Belfast City Council passes motion to decriminalise use of abortion pills

The North’s abortion laws are considered some of the most severe in the world, according to Amnesty.

From TheJournal.ie Treatment of 'hooded men' wasn't torture, human rights court rules Torture

Treatment of 'hooded men' wasn't torture, human rights court rules

The case involves the alleged torture and ill-treatment of 14 men who were interned in the North in 1971.

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty boss says watchdog's grant decision could prove 'catastrophic' Eighth Amendment

Amnesty boss says watchdog's grant decision could prove 'catastrophic'

The organisation is seeking legal advice about an ongoing dispute over a €137,000 grant it received.

From TheJournal.ie Standards commission explains why George Soros' donation to fund Amnesty abortion campaign was illegal George Soros

Standards commission explains why George Soros' donation to fund Amnesty abortion campaign was illegal

The law bans any foreign donations that aren’t from an Irish citizen who resides outside the island.

From TheJournal.ie 'The nightmare is over': Ibrahim Halawa has been released from prison in Egypt Homeward Bound

'The nightmare is over': Ibrahim Halawa has been released from prison in Egypt

The 21-year-old spent more than four years in jail.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is ethnic cleansing': Heat-maps show huge fires spread across Rohingya region Myanmar

'This is ethnic cleansing': Heat-maps show huge fires spread across Rohingya region

“The evidence is irrefutable,” Amnesty said.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don’t trust anyone any more, they all failed me' - The sexual victims of Bosnia's war Bosnian War

'I don’t trust anyone any more, they all failed me' - The sexual victims of Bosnia's war

Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International Ireland says the report shows that the women are being forgotten.

From TheJournal.ie 'Cruel, self-defeating': Obama slams Trump's plans to scrap scheme for young undocumented immigrants Obama Scheme
From TheJournal.ie 'Heading towards a conclusion': Trial of Ibrahim Halawa coming to a close Cairo

'Heading towards a conclusion': Trial of Ibrahim Halawa coming to a close

The next hearing will be on 25 July.

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 Is the UK taking a step back from human rights protections? War On Terror

Is the UK taking a step back from human rights protections?

Theresa May is talking about ‘ripping up’ human rights laws – so how important is it that she doesn’t?

From TheJournal.ie Charlie Flanagan 'disappointed' witnesses fail to appear at Ibrahim Halawa hearing Cairo

Charlie Flanagan 'disappointed' witnesses fail to appear at Ibrahim Halawa hearing

Now aged 21, Halawa has spent almost four years in jail.

From TheJournal.ie China releases human rights lawyer after 'show trial' Xie Yang

China releases human rights lawyer after 'show trial'

Xie Yang, who was arrested in 2015, pleaded guilty to charges of “inciting subversion of state power”.

From TheJournal.ie Children in Denmark and Germany 'scarred by surgery to normalise their sex' Gender Surgery

Children in Denmark and Germany 'scarred by surgery to normalise their sex'

“We’re talking about incisions being made to sensitive tissue, with life-long consequences, all because of stereotypes about what a boy or girl should look like.”

From TheJournal.ie Ibrahim Halawa's trial delayed for 22nd time Egypt

Ibrahim Halawa's trial delayed for 22nd time

Concerns have been raised about his health.

From TheJournal.ie 'This approach will not help victims of trafficking': Groups at odds as sex bill passes final stage Sex Laws

'This approach will not help victims of trafficking': Groups at odds as sex bill passes final stage

The new laws criminalise the purchase of sexual services in Ireland.

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 Knife amnesty to combat stabbings set to come to the capital Bin The Blade

Knife amnesty to combat stabbings set to come to the capital

The plans come in the wake of three serious stabbings in the last four weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty accuses global brands of "profiting from child labour" Amnesty

Amnesty accuses global brands of "profiting from child labour"

The investigation claims to show a wide range of abuses.

From TheJournal.ie 'Millions live in constant terror': Amnesty International on Central America Murder Capitals

'Millions live in constant terror': Amnesty International on Central America

The human rights group has said more must be done to tackle what is fast-becoming another out-of-control refugee crisis.

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 Post-coup detainees being beaten and raped, says Amnesty Turkey

Post-coup detainees being beaten and raped, says Amnesty

The number of people being detained in the wake of the attempted coup has surged above 13,000.

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 'You are going to jail coz you're a stupid f***ing whore': Raped, tortured and beaten by their protectors Torture

'You are going to jail coz you're a stupid f***ing whore': Raped, tortured and beaten by their protectors

Mexican women have suffered abuse at the hands of police, army and navy forces after their (often unjustified) arrests.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Pro-Life Campaign criticises Donald Trump over controversial abortion remarks Punishment This post contains videos

Irish Pro-Life Campaign criticises Donald Trump over controversial abortion remarks

Amnesty International is also not happy with the Republican’s comments.

From TheJournal.ie Filthy rooms, withheld pay, confiscated passports: claims of abuse at Qatar World Cup site World Cup Workers

Filthy rooms, withheld pay, confiscated passports: claims of abuse at Qatar World Cup site

A new Amnesty report accuses the Gulf state of exploiting workers as it prepares for the 2022 tournament.

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty calls EU migrant deal 'flawed, illegal and immoral' Refugees

Amnesty calls EU migrant deal 'flawed, illegal and immoral'

Under the deal, all new irregular migrants arriving in Greece will be sent back to Turkey.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is what we die for': children put in danger for smartphones Child Labour

'This is what we die for': children put in danger for smartphones

The human rights organisation has accused Apple and Samsung, among others, of failing to ensure that cobalt mined by child labourers has not been used in their products.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly half of US states want to shut their doors to Syrian refugees Paris Attacks

Nearly half of US states want to shut their doors to Syrian refugees

Obama has criticised “shameful” calls to screen the refugees based on their religion.

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

Pro-life group clashes with Amnesty over decriminalising abortion

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

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar asked to investigate abortion case after medical staff raised concerns Questions

Varadkar asked to investigate abortion case after medical staff raised concerns

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's abortion laws 'fail on a human rights level' Human Rights

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

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

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