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Word: amnesty

Definition: pardon (allowed by government to political criminals)

Sentences Containing 'amnesty'

A general amnesty is proclaimed; all malefactors may return to their town.''
According to Amnesty International, most of women are trafficked from Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine.
According to Amnesty International, NATO servicemen and UN staff "generate 80% of the income" for pimps and human traffickers.
According to Amnesty International, Thongsouk Saysangkhi died in prison in February 1998.
After the return from Italy the general amnesty of August 16, 1859 had marked the evolution of the absolutist or authoritarian empire towards the liberal, and later parliamentary empire, which was to last for ten years.
Amnesty found no evidence of criminal proceedings against NATO military personnel in their home countries.
Amnesty International believed that the total figure was likely to be much higher.
Amnesty International called for Tymoshenko's immediate release (on 12 October 2011).
Amnesty International called Somyot a "human rights defender" and designated him a prisoner of conscience, imprisoned "simply for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression".
Amnesty International condemned the charges, which it described as "trumped-up".
Amnesty International decried the sentence as a "sharp blow to freedom of expression" and stated that Singapore had drawn even greater global attention to its lack of respect for free speech.
Amnesty International demanded independent investigation.
Amnesty International designated him a prisoner of conscience.
Amnesty International estimated that one third of East Timor's population, or 200,000 in total, died from military action, starvation and disease from 1975 to 1999.
Amnesty International reports that, "Some 406 foreign women were assisted by the IOM in Kosovo between December 2000 and December 2003.
Amnesty says it was alerted to the poor prison conditions and Thongsouk Saysangkhi's poor state of health, but was told by Lao authorities that all three were well.
Amnesty states that in Iran there are "serious concerns regarding unfair trials and executions of those suspected of drug offences in Iran.
Among the service clubs are campus chapters of Amnesty International, Circle K, and Habitat for Humanity.
As part of its Demand Dignity campaign, in 2011 Amnesty International published a report concerning the rights of the Dongria Kondh.
Bach also helped Amnesty International and the organization PETA.
Come, now, I have hopes of obtaining what I have been for years endeavoring to persuade the marquise to promise; namely, a perfect amnesty and forgetfulness of the past.''
Dean is a member of both Greenpeace and Amnesty.
Duggan was released in 1917 under general amnesty and went back to practicing law.
He has been declared as a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International. When his family exiled to the United States, the President of the United States noted "They recently arrived from Cuba, but without Melissa's father.
He settled in Belgium and unlike his OAS colleagues, he didn't return to France after the 1968 amnesty.
He was President until March 1990, in a period which according to Amnesty International was "marred by serious human rights violations".
His sentence drew protest from the European Union and from numerous human rights groups, including Amnesty International, which designated him a prisoner of conscience.
In 1930, Quwatli was allowed to return to Syria under a general amnesty.
In 1936, Leonid Ramzin was granted amnesty and released from prison.
In 2009, Amnesty International counted 1718 executions as having taken place during 2008 (which equates to 0.0001%, or 1 in 1,000,000 of the Chinese population), based on all information available.
In 2010, Amnesty International was criticized for its partnership with Cageprisoners' Moazzam Begg by Gita Sahgal, its former Gender Unit head.
leader Srđa Popović (also a member of the Democratic Party) got arrested that day, roughed up, and then released on intervention from Amnesty International after being detained for 8 hours.
MacBride was a founding member of Amnesty International and served as its International chairman.
Maga participated in the National Conference of 1990, which gave amnesty to all Beninese political refugees.
Maga retired from public life after his release, only making an appearance at the National Conference of 1990, which gave amnesty to all Beninese political refugees.
On March 15, 1946, Ben M'Hidi was released from prison due to an amnesty being granted to the majority of nationalists imprisoned for the 1945 riots.
On March 20, 2012, the Wizards announced that they were benching Blatche indefinitely due to lack of conditioning, and on July 17 he was waived via the amnesty clause.
She served on the Executive Committee of Amnesty International Ireland (2007-2013) and is a founding member of NYPAW (Network of Young People Affected by War).
Sulak's comments were condemned by Somsri Hananantasuk, Chairperson of Amnesty International (Thailand), who said that such words could provoke violence.
The arrest of the Boeung Kak 13 was brought to the attention of the non-state actors Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.
The general simply ignored the terms of his own amnesty agreement when it suited him and allied himself with other Filipinos, she complained.
The Soviets did not recognise ethnic minorities as Polish citizens, some of the figures are based on those given an amnesty rather than deported and not everyone was eligible for the amnesty therefore the new figures are considered too low.
The UNDOC has been criticized by human rights organizations such as Amnesty international for not promoting the inclusion of adherence to international human rights standards within its project in Iran.
They show as example "international", "supranational citizenship" or "world citizenship" (membership to international nongovernmental organizations such as Amnesty International or Greenpeace).
This absolute pardon was granted on December 24, 1938, in the context of a Christmas amnesty.
Various organizations, including Amnesty International, advocated for his release as a prisoner of conscience.
Wang has been able to publish articles such as “Rebuild China with an Olympic Amnesty” and “20 years after Tiananmen” as well as give public interviews.
When the government offered an amnesty to those who had joined the communists, he surrendered in 1980 and returned home.
While strolling through the Centre Pompidou Museum in 1979, and happening upon an exhibit for Amnesty International, he whispered to a colleague "Amnesty, you know, was one of my children."
Worthington defended Amnesty International and Begg, citing Islamophobia.

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