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Declassified files from the 1970s show the UK government planned to discredit Amnesty International in response to its investigative work on British forces' use of torture in Northern Ireland. An internal Foreign Office memo dating from December 1971 proposes that the government should leak details

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Russian military forces have extrajudicially executed civilians in Ukraine in apparent war crimes, Amnesty International said today as it published harrowing new testimony following on-the-ground research. Amnesty's crisis response investigators interviewed more than 20 people from villages and town

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Israel is committing the crime of apartheid against Palestinians, human rights organisation Amnesty International has said for the first time – joining the ranks of a growing number of Palestinian, Israeli and international NGOs. A new 211-page report titled Israel’s Apartheid against Pa

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Any move by the UK to invoke Article 16 to suspend parts of the Brexit deal would risk equality and human rights protections for people in Northern Ireland, Amnesty International has said. The human rights group has written to UK and EU negotiators Lord Frost and Maroš Šefčovič to wa

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Amnesty International has said it will close its Hong Kong offices by the end of the year because of China's controversial national security legislation. The human rights organisation said its work had been made "effectively impossible" by the Hong Kong national security law introduced by Beijing la

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The PSNI has been urged to end its joint programmes with the Israeli police and security services following renewed violence in occupied Palestine. Amnesty International said the force "must ensure it is not implicated in Israel's human rights violations" following an investigation by The Detail whi

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A redress scheme for survivors of mother and baby homes should be established to run in parallel with a public inquiry, the Northern Ireland Executive has been told. Jon McCourt, chairperson of victims' group Survivors North West, told an event organised by Amnesty International and Ulster Universit

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No prosecutions followed the Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry despite 190 complaints of criminal activity being passed to the PSNI and 77 files being passed to the Public Prosecution Service (PPS). The figures were revealed yesterday in the first of a new series of online events organise

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Controversial spit hoods have been rolled out to thousands more PSNI officers in spite of a call from the Northern Ireland Policing Board for their use to be "phased out as soon as possible". Four NGOs – Amnesty International, the Children's Law Centre, CAJ and Include Youth – have calle

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Facial recognition technology amplifies racist policing and threatens the right to protest, campaigners have warned as they launch a global campaign against its use. The new Ban the Scan campaign, launched by Amnesty International, will begin in New York City before expanding to focus on the use of

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Human rights campaigners have called on Northern Ireland's first and deputy first minister to condemn the arrest of around 50 democracy activists in Hong Kong. Activist Gwyneth Ho, who delivered the Amnesty International Northern Ireland annual lecture four weeks ago, is among those arrested for all

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The UK government has drawn condemnation after refusing to order a public inquiry into the murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane, which campaigners say flies in the face of the rule of law. The government yesterday outlined its response to the UK Supreme Court's ruling in February 2019 that the s

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A prominent crime reporter has lodged a complaint with the Police Ombudsman of Northern Ireland over the PSNI's alleged failure to investigate a threat against her newborn son. Patricia Devlin, an award-winning journalist who works for the Sunday World, received a Facebook message in October 2019 in

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