Definition: pardon (allowed by government to political criminals)
Definition: pardon (allowed by government to political criminals)
Sentences Containing 'amnesty'
A general amnesty is proclaimed; all malefactors may return to their town.''
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.''
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.
As part of its Demand Dignity campaign, in 2011 Amnesty International published a report concerning the rights of the Dongria Kondh.
According to Amnesty International, Thongsouk Saysangkhi died in prison in February 1998.
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.
He settled in Belgium and unlike his OAS colleagues, he didn't return to France after the 1968 amnesty.
Bach also helped Amnesty International and the organization PETA.
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).
Various organizations, including Amnesty International, advocated for his release as a prisoner of conscience.
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.
Amnesty states that in Iran there are "serious concerns regarding unfair trials and executions of those suspected of drug offences in Iran.
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.
Duggan was released in 1917 under general amnesty and went back to practicing law.
His sentence drew protest from the European Union and from numerous human rights groups, including Amnesty International, which designated him a prisoner of conscience.
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".
Among the service clubs are campus chapters of Amnesty International, Circle K, and Habitat for Humanity.
In 1930, Quwatli was allowed to return to Syria under a general amnesty.
This absolute pardon was granted on December 24, 1938, in the context of a Christmas amnesty.
When the government offered an amnesty to those who had joined the communists, he surrendered in 1980 and returned home.
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.
Amnesty International believed that the total figure was likely to be much higher.
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.
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.
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."
They show as example "international", "supranational citizenship" or "world citizenship" (membership to international nongovernmental organizations such as Amnesty International or Greenpeace).
Dean is a member of both Greenpeace and Amnesty.
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.
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.
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.
In 1936, Leonid Ramzin was granted amnesty and released from prison.
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.
In 2010, Amnesty International was criticized for its partnership with Cageprisoners' Moazzam Begg by Gita Sahgal, its former Gender Unit head.
Worthington defended Amnesty International and Begg, citing Islamophobia.
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.
Amnesty found no evidence of criminal proceedings against NATO military personnel in their home countries.
Amnesty International reports that, "Some 406 foreign women were assisted by the IOM in Kosovo between December 2000 and December 2003.
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.
Amnesty International called for Tymoshenko's immediate release (on 12 October 2011).
He was President until March 1990, in a period which according to Amnesty International was "marred by serious human rights violations".
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.
Amnesty International designated him a prisoner of conscience.
Amnesty International condemned the charges, which it described as "trumped-up".
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.
Maga participated in the National Conference of 1990, which gave amnesty to all Beninese political refugees.
Amnesty International demanded independent investigation.
Sulak's comments were condemned by Somsri Hananantasuk, Chairperson of Amnesty International (Thailand), who said that such words could provoke violence.
More Vocab Words::: dismember - cut into small parts; cut (a body) apart limb from limb
::: bookish - fond of books and reading
::: confiscate - seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer
::: parchment - writing material made from the skin of a sheep or goat
::: glaze - cover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery
::: defection - desertion
::: animadversion - critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval
::: impassive - without feeling; expressionless; imperturbable; stoical; Ex. impassive face
::: ungainly - (of someone) awkward in movement; clumsy; (of something) unwieldy; Ex. ungainly dancer/instrument
::: affliction - state of distress; trial; cause of distress or suffering; V. afflict: inflict grievous suffering on