Amnesty International Ireland’s Annual Conference is set for 12 and 13 April in Dublin. Open to all members and supporters, it’s your chance to engage with our global priority campaigns and to hear human rights experts from Ireland and further afield.
The release of Jabeur Mejri, a prisoner of conscience who spent two years in prison for publishing online articles and cartoons deemed offensive to Islam, is long overdue and must be followed by the authorities quashing his sentence and conviction, said Amnesty International.
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The death sentence of Iranian woman Reyhaneh Jabbari has been sent to the Office of Implementation of Sentences in Tehran, Iran. Once death sentences have gone to this body, they may be carried out at any time.
Two men were reportedly tortured on 12 April while in police custody in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Since then, the men and their relative, Ana Patricia Fermín, have faced intimidation and death threats after Ana Patricia denounced the torture to the media.