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Bahrain human rights activist spent two years in jail for tweets

Bahrain human rights activist spent two years in jail for tweets | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Nabeel Rajab urges Ireland ‘to fight for democracy around the world’ ...

Rajab believes there are similarities between Bahrain and Ireland in their shared struggles for democracy, justice and equality. “You were ruled by the British; we are ruled by a family who invaded the country 200 years ago and treated the indigenous population badly. [The government] marginalised people, put them in jail.”

He says that because Ireland achieved democracy, the Irish people “have an obligation to fight for democracy around the world . . . and to play a more active role in human rights struggles in the Middle East”.....

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Thousands Of Reproductive Rights Advocates March In Protest Of Ireland’s Abortion Ban

Thousands Of Reproductive Rights Advocates March In Protest Of Ireland’s Abortion Ban | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

An estimated 10,000 activists flooded the streets of Dublin on Saturday to protest Ireland’s stringent abortion policies. The predominantly Catholic country has a total ban on all abortion services, with a narrow exception in cases where a pregnancy may threaten a woman’s life. But the recent death of Savita Halappanavar — the 31-year-old Indian woman who died of blood poisoning after an Irish hospital refused to terminate her pregnancy — highlights the fact that women in Ireland struggle to access reproductive health services even when their lives may be at stake. Halappanavar’s tragic story is quickly becoming an international controversy, prompting the Irish government to promise to reexamine its abortion policy. ....

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#Ireland | Child sex abuse 'at highest level'

#Ireland | Child sex abuse 'at highest level' | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Sexual offences against children in Northern Ireland are at the highest level ever recorded, a children's charity has said.
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Thousands rally in Ireland after woman denied abortion dies

Thousands rally in Ireland after woman denied abortion dies | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

(Reuters) - Thousands of people rallied outside Ireland's parliament on Wednesday to demand strict abortion rules be eased after a pregnant Indian woman repeatedly denied a termination died in an Irish hospital....

 

"What happened to this woman was nothing short of medieval," independent socialist member of parliament Clare Daly told the crowd. "We can't let political cowardice kill another woman."

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