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A total of 1,153 executions took place around the world in 2023 — excluding China — marking an increase of more than 30 per cent from 2022. It was the highest figure recorded by Amnesty International since 2015, when 1,634 people were known to have been executed. Despite this increase, t

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Russian abuses of ant-terrorism and anti-extremism legislation have escalated dramatically since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine nearly two years ago, according to Amnesty International. A new eight-page briefing titled “Terrorising the dissent” shows how the Russian authorities have

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Iranian authorities are harassing and intimidating the families of those killed by security forces during the nationwide protests which followed Mahsa Amini's death in police custody as the anniversary of the unrest approaches, Amnesty International has said. A new 42-page report, Iran: Harassment o

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Human rights lawyer Stephen Bowen has been appointed as the new executive director of Amnesty International Ireland. Mr Bowen, a qualified barrister in England and Wales, has over 30 years' experience in international human rights law and as an academic.

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Amnesty International has launched a new guide aimed at helping journalists to protect themselves from police surveillance in Northern Ireland. The security guidance comes in the aftermath of news that the phone records of Belfast-based journalist Barry McCaffrey were secretly searched by the PSNI d

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Amnesty International has come under criticism after using AI-generated images to illustrate social media posts about human rights abuses in Colombia. The images, which were shared to Amnesty's Instagram account with over one million followers as as well as tweeted from national Twitter accounts, in

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Security forces across the world are increasingly misusing rubber and plastic bullets and other law enforcement weapons to violently suppress peaceful protests, causing horrific injuries and deaths, human rights campaigners have said. In a jointly-produced 48-page report titled My Eye Exploded, Amne

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New Israeli restrictions on the display of Palestinian flags in public spaces have been condemned by human rights campaigners as an attempt to "legitimise racism and discrimination". The Israeli government directive, issued by Israel’s new minister of national security Itamar Ben-Gvir on Sunda

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The Irish Football Association (IFA) has been urged to raise human rights concerns with FIFA and the Qatari authorities when officials travel to the country for the opening ceremony of the World Cup later this month. Amnesty International has written to the president, chief executive and chairman of

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) must investigate unlawful attacks committed during Israel's August assault on the Gaza Strip as war crimes, Amnesty International has said. A major new report from the international human rights organisation reconstructs the circumstances around three specific

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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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