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What do we know about drug testing at festivals like Electric Picnic?

RTE 01 Sep 2022
There is no "amnesty" from arrest or prosecution at the festival if you are found in possession of drugs, but Gardái will not be "watching" or patrolling the medical tent ... "If you look at other studies and you , you can see that "amnesty" is the least favoured option," says Ivers.
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Russia-Ukraine war: ‘Not all refugees are treated the same’

Al Jazeera 08 Jul 2022
Al Jazeera spoke with Oksana Pokalchuk, the head of Amnesty International Ukraine, via Zoom about alleged war crimes, the refugee crisis and what she expects next ... This Amnesty report suggests ‘Racialised people, in particular Black people, reported suffering discrimination and violence by Ukrainian forces when trying to leave Ukraine.’].
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'We've all made mistakes,' says golf great Greg Norman of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder

CNN 12 May 2022
political dissidents, human and women's rights activists, journalists and online critics have historically been harassed, detained, prosecuted and incarcerated for denouncing the Saudi government, according to Amnesty International and other international human rights groups.
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Russia Has Killed Ukrainian Civilians Using "Fléchettes" – A Brutal WWI Technology

IFL Science 26 Apr 2022
“It is very hard to find those in the body, they are too thin ... Though fléchettes haven't been banned, their use, particularly in civilian areas, is highly controversial. Amnesty International has condemned the use of the rounds over the years, after they were used by the Israeli Army in Gaza in 2009, killing Palestinian civilians, including children.
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Airport cannabis amnesty boxes aren’t being used. Why not?

Canoe 13 Apr 2022
Airport cannabis amnesty boxes aren’t being used ... That being the case, the Chicago Police Department added some bright green amnesty boxes to two of the city’s main airports, where people were free to put their weed and leave the state, facing no repercussions ... The person escaped, but the amnesty boxes are now bolted to the floor.
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‘Cannabis amnesty boxes’ rarely used to ditch weed at Chicago airports, records show

Chicago Sun-Times 06 Apr 2022
Cannabis amnesty boxes” installed at Chicago airports offer travelers a way to discard marijuana before going through security ... Millions of passengers have flown out of Chicago since weed was fully legalized in Illinois, but only a few dozen have pitched their pot in the “cannabis amnesty boxes” set up at the city’s two major airports.
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Revealed: One in seven people in Northern Ireland willing to host refugees escaping the war in Ukraine

Belfast Telegraph 29 Mar 2022
This newspaper has campaigned for Northern Ireland to provide a safe haven for refugees. Amnesty International’s Patrick Corrigan welcomed the figures and said our poll findings demonstrated clearly a desire among the public to help the victims of the Russian invasion.
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The impossible task of truth and reconciliation

Vox 24 Mar 2022
This was controversial and came with an apparent incentive to seek amnesty ... The “truth for amnesty” program was not supposed to allow all perpetrators to escape with impunity, but for the thousands who were refused amnesty or did not confess, the consequences that were promised haven’t come.
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Amnesty Official Slammed for ‘Shameless’ Claim That Israel ‘Shouldn’t Exist as a Jewish State’

The Algemeiner 11 Mar 2022
Illustration with the logo of Amnesty International on the vest of an observer of a demonstration in Paris, France, Paris, on Dec ... Israeli and officials and Jewish leaders reacted with outrage on Friday to comments by the head of Amnesty USA arguing that Israel “shouldn’t exist as a Jewish state.”.
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The Constitution, and school board controversies

Gettysburg Times 08 Mar 2022
... threatening) reaction, and Gettysburg High School (again apparently) sponsoring/approving something called “Amnesty Spirit” week. (For those who haven’t been paying attention, “amnesty” these days refers specifically to granting it to “immigrants” illegally invading our country.).
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Russian soldier’s final texts to mother before his death in Ukraine: ‘I’m scared, we’re hitting everyone’

Yahoo Daily News 28 Feb 2022
The strike may constitute a war crime, human rights organisation Amnesty International said. Agnès Callamard, secretary general of Amnesty, said. “It is stomach-turning to see an indiscriminate attack on a nursery and kindergarten where civilians are seeking safe haven.”.
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‘It’s stomach-turning’: the children caught up in Ukraine war

The Observer 27 Feb 2022
Another child was killed by cluster munitions, along with two adult civilians, while the group were taking shelter at a nursery and kindergarten in the northern town of Okhtyrka, Amnesty International said ... “It is stomach-turning to see an indiscriminate attack on a nursery and kindergarten where civilians are seeking safe haven.
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Philippine torture victim relives horror as dictator's son rises

Korea Times 23 Feb 2022
"I do not know how they (Amnesty) generated those numbers and I haven't seen them," he said in an interview with a television channel that aired Jan ... "Let us ask Amnesty International to share that information that they have and maybe it will help us make sure that the system works and alleged abuses that occurred should not occur again.".
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Philippine torture victim relives horror as former dictator Marcos’ son rises

Hong Kong Standard 23 Feb 2022
“I do not know how they (Amnesty) generated those numbers, and I haven’t seen them,” he said in an interview with a television channel that aired on January 25. “Let us ask Amnesty International to share that information that they have and maybe it ...
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Philippine torture victim relives horror as dictator’s son rises

Manila Standard 23 Feb 2022
Amnesty International estimates the late strongman’s security forces either killed, tortured, ... “I do not know how they (Amnesty) generated those numbers and I haven’t seen them,” he said in an interview with a television channel that aired on January 25.
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