Archive for the ‘Human Rights’ Category

Features, Human Rights, International

'Anonymous' supporters campaigning for Mat Dehart

‘Anonymous’ supporters campaigning for Matt Dehart

by Jamison Maeda

Twelve protesters stand in the rain in front of the American consulate in Toronto. They hold signs that say “FREE MATT DEHART.” Some wear Guy Fawkes masks. Members of the Canadian Royal Mounted Police keep their eyes fixed on the protesters. Most passers-by don’t know who Matt DeHart is. It’s unlikely anyone would guess that 30 year old Matt Dehart is a former U.S. soldier and Anonymous hacktivist, arrested and allegedly tortured by the FBI in an attempt to recover a highly sensitive national security document.
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Foreign Affairs, Human Rights

The following is a letter from Ibrahim Halawa an Irish citizen arrested with his sisters in Egypt last year. Ibrahim has spent a year in jail, the charges against him are unclear. He is one of over 400 prisoners involved in one of Egypt’s ‘mass trials’.
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Health, Human Rights, Women's Rights

Action for Choice PRESS RELEASE 18 August 2014 


Action for Choice calls for an immediate referendum to repeal the Eighth amendment following this weekend’s reports of a suicidal rape victim being denied her legal right to an abortion by the Irish State under the current guidelines.   
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Equality, Health, Human Rights, Women's Rights

Details emerging that a young, suicidal woman of precarious immigration status, the victim of a traumatic rape was refused an abortion, and subsequently had the child delivered by Caesarian section, have again brought centre stage the urgent need to Repeal the 8th Amendment and implement measures to deal with abortion for women who are the victims of rape & incest, cases of fatal foetal abnormalities and where a woman’s health is in danger, as strongly recommended recently by the UNHRC.
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