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#Amnesty

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'One of the biggest scandals of our age': MI5 accused of covering up sexual abuse Kincora

'One of the biggest scandals of our age': MI5 accused of covering up sexual abuse

Will the Kincora Boys’ Home be included in a Westminster-ordered child abuse inquiry?

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 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 Police urge people with dangerous Superman drugs to hand them in Amnesty

Police urge people with dangerous Superman drugs to hand them in

The drugs are believed to have been the cause of at least three deaths so far.

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 'In 20 years time Direct Provision centres will be our Magdalene Laundries' Regret

'In 20 years time Direct Provision centres will be our Magdalene Laundries'

“There’s enough racism and enough anger out there, we don’t need to encourage it more.”

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty accused of being a "propaganda tool for Hamas" by Israel War Crimes

Amnesty accused of being a "propaganda tool for Hamas" by Israel

The group says Israel showed a “shocking disregard for Gaza civilians”.

From TheJournal.ie New calls for the release of Dublin teenager Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt Detained

New calls for the release of Dublin teenager Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt

The 18-year-old has been held without trial for 13 months.

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty: IS have carried out "acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale" Islamic State

Amnesty: IS have carried out "acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale"

The human rights group says IS fighters have carried out “systematic ethnic cleansing” in northern Iraq.

Watch: Panti talks homophobia in Amnesty video

“The tide of history is on the side of same-sex marriage…”

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you support a gun amnesty? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support a gun amnesty?

After the shooting of a six-year-old boy, should a more radical approach to gun control be considered?

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty International: Tuam investigation must be independent, effective and transparent 800 Babies

Amnesty International: Tuam investigation must be independent, effective and transparent

A Government task force has been set up to examine the Tuam revelations, and is due to report back by the end of this month.

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty vote NOT to cut director's €100k salary to the average industrial wage Charity

Amnesty vote NOT to cut director's €100k salary to the average industrial wage

The motion at the organisation’s annual conference this weekend was unanimously defeated.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland officially ratifies arms treaty aimed at regulating the international weapons trade Illegal Weapons

Ireland officially ratifies arms treaty aimed at regulating the international weapons trade

The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty was signed this time last year.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Killing sprees’: Number of people executed worldwide spiked in 2013 Death Penalty

‘Killing sprees’: Number of people executed worldwide spiked in 2013

Amnesty International say it is due to a large number of people being put to death in Iran and Iraq.

From TheJournal.ie ‘I want to be recognised as who I bloody well am’ The State Decides Who I Am

‘I want to be recognised as who I bloody well am’

Amnesty International Ireland says transgender people face discrimination and inhuman and degrading treatment

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine opposition refuses to back bill that would free activists Standoff

Ukraine opposition refuses to back bill that would free activists

The bill was passed in parliament without the backing of the ruling party – but opposition MPs refused to vote.

From TheJournal.ie Russia ordered to pay €2m to families of 36 'disappeared' Chechens Ruling

Russia ordered to pay €2m to families of 36 'disappeared' Chechens

The men were abducted at night by Russian federal servicemen. None of their families have had any news of them since.

From TheJournal.ie Russia gives amnesty to Pussy Riot and Greenpeace Russia

Russia gives amnesty to Pussy Riot and Greenpeace

The environmentalists and the two musicians might be released as early as tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie European leaders 'should hang their heads' over Syrian refugee crisis Refugees

European leaders 'should hang their heads' over Syrian refugee crisis

Amnesty International said that European Union member states have only offered to open their doors to around 12,000 of the most vulnerable refugees from Syria.

From TheJournal.ie "People must not be re-traumatised": DUP leader reiterates rejection of 'amnesty' proposals Peter Robinson

"People must not be re-traumatised": DUP leader reiterates rejection of 'amnesty' proposals

Peter Robinson has rejected the proposal from the North’s Attorney General that there should be no more prosecutions for killings carried out during The Troubles.

From TheJournal.ie Malala collects 'Ambassador of Conscience' award at Mansion House ceremony Malala Yousafzai

Malala collects 'Ambassador of Conscience' award at Mansion House ceremony

US singer Harry Belafonte also received an award at this evening’s Amnesty International ceremony — with Bono and Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters on presentation duties.

From TheJournal.ie Is the European Union funding the torture of refugees in Libya? Post-Gaddafi

Is the European Union funding the torture of refugees in Libya?

Amnesty International says European funding to secure Libyan borders is resulting in ‘holding centres’ where abuses occur.

From TheJournal.ie Processes to handle Northern Ireland legacy issues not 'adequate' United Nations

Processes to handle Northern Ireland legacy issues not 'adequate'

A UN committee against torture will hear of a need to address human rights abuses of the past, linked to violence during The Troubles.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas agenda: TDs sign off on the World War II deserters' amnesty Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: TDs sign off on the World War II deserters' amnesty

The process of pardoning Irish Army deserters who joined the Allies in World War II will be completed by TDs this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s World War II veterans move one step closer to amnesty Veterans

Ireland’s World War II veterans move one step closer to amnesty

Thousands of Irish servicemen were dismissed or prosecuted for fighting with the Allies during World War II.

From TheJournal.ie ISME propose tax and social welfare amnesty for black market operators Black Market

ISME propose tax and social welfare amnesty for black market operators

The Irish Small Firm and Medium Enterprises Association believes that the temporary amnesty would help individuals to legitimise their “hidden economy” tax/earnings status.

From TheJournal.ie Saudi Arabia denies man was sentenced to paralysis Punishment

Saudi Arabia denies man was sentenced to paralysis

Reports about the cruel and unusual sentence sparked condemnation – but now Saudi authorities say the sentence was never handed down.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The arms trade is global, deadly and very poorly regulated Opinion

Column: The arms trade is global, deadly and very poorly regulated

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.

From TheJournal.ie Bill giving amnesty to Irish WWII deserters presented to Dáil World War II

Bill giving amnesty to Irish WWII deserters presented to Dáil

Soldiers who deserted the Defence Forces to fight for the allied side were denied pay and pension rights.

From TheJournal.ie Welfare amnesty would allow people who defraud State 'to escape scot-free' Amnesty

Welfare amnesty would allow people who defraud State 'to escape scot-free'

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.

From TheJournal.ie Pardon for Irish deserters who fought in WWII likely in new year World War II

Pardon for Irish deserters who fought in WWII likely in new year

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.

From TheJournal.ie Write for Rights: The story of Chiou Ho-Shun Human Rights This post contains videos

Write for Rights: The story of Chiou Ho-Shun

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.

From TheJournal.ie Chinese landowners setting themselves on fire over forced evictions China

Chinese landowners setting themselves on fire over forced evictions

Ordinary Chinese are turning to desperate forms of protests as local governments continue to seize land to sell the usage rights to property developers.

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

Amnesty fact-finding mission to Libya uncovers torture, killings

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

From TheJournal.ie UN conference on Arms Trade Treaty begins Arms Trade

UN conference on Arms Trade Treaty begins

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