Posts Tagged ‘Amnesty International’

Amnesty International: 53% rise in executions in past year

Thursday, May 18th, 2023

Amnesty International has released a report stating that a total of 883 people are known to have been put to death across 20 countries in 2022, marking a rise of 53% compared to 2021. The figures exclude some countries that are thought to carry out executions but where figures are unavailable because data on the Read more

Amnesty International uses AI-generated images of Colombian human rights abuses

Thursday, May 4th, 2023

Leading global human rights organization Amnesty International is defending its choice to use an AI image generator to depict protests and police brutality in Colombia. Amnesty told Gizmodo it used an AI generator to depict human rights abuses so as to preserve the anonymity of vulnerable protestors. Experts fear, however, that the use of the Read more

Criminal investigation into Amnesty Ireland illegal abortion cash

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Amnesty International Ireland is likely to face a criminal investigation over money donated by a fund backed by George Soros. The money was donated to help Amnesty’s “My Body My Rights” campaign to overturn the Eighth Amendment that protects the unborn child’s right to life. Ireland’s Standards in Public Office Commission (Sipo) has ordered Amnesty Read more

European leaders knowingly complicit in torture

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

European Union (EU) leaders are “knowingly complicit in the torture and exploitation” of thousands of migrants and refugees from Libya. In a new report titled “Libya’s Dark Web of Collusion”, Amnesty International says the EU finances the Libyan coastguard and officials running the country’s detention camps to carry out torture and exploitation. At present, the Read more

Abortion is Amnesty’s top priority

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Amnesty International spent €275,463 in Ireland promoting abortion in 2016. It is the top priority for the human rights charity and accounts for more than half of Amnesty’s war chest. The Irish Sun reports that by contrast, the human rights group spent €89,370 on stopping torture, €55,537 on anti-discrimination, €34,983 on the abolition of the death Read more

Fiji: Methodists say proposed law will prevent accountability

Monday, May 29th, 2017

The Parliamentary Powers and Privileges Bill being considered by Fiji’s parliament will silence the essential independent accountability of agencies such as the media, civil society, religious organisations and others. This is the opinion expressed by the Methodist Church in its submission to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights last Thursday. The Read more

Time for NZ tell Aussies to “close your open air prison on Nauru”

Friday, October 21st, 2016

“It’s time to revive the Tampa spirit and rescue the refugees our Australian neighbours have sent off to rot in hellish prison camps on remote islands like Nauru and Manus,” says columnist Brian Rudman. Amnesty International is calling on New Zealand to take a lead in exerting international pressure on Australia over its detention centre Read more

Asylum seekers in Nauru subject to severe abuse

Friday, August 5th, 2016

About 1,200 men, women, and children who sought refuge in Australia and were forcibly transferred to Nauru have suffered severe abuse, inhumane treatment, and neglect, according to Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International Most of them have been held there for three years. They routinely face neglect by health workers and other service providers who Read more

Irish Catholic schools urged to ban Amnesty International

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Catholic schools in Ireland are under pressure to ban Amnesty International speakers, because of that group’s support for liberalising abortion law. Amnesty has been a public supporter of repealing the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution, which puts “right to life of the unborn” on an equal footing with the right to life of the Read more

Liam Neeson slammed for being in Irish pro-abortion film

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Actor Liam Neeson has been slammed for his part in an “anti-Catholic” campaign by Amnesty International calling for abortion decriminalisation in Ireland. The campaign features a short film made by “Father Ted” creator Graham Lineham and his wife. The film called ‘Chains’ criticises the Eighth Amendment to Ireland’s constitution, which makes it almost impossible for a woman to Read more