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Amnesty International"s Work on the Maze Prison, Northern Ireland.

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Amnesty International"s Work on the Maze Prison, Northern Ireland.

by Amnesty International

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Published by Amnesty International in London .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination34p. ;
Number of Pages34
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Open LibraryOL17316990M

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally. We are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by . Maze Prison (also known as Long Kesh) was located in the former Royal Air Force station of Long Kesh, in the outskirts of the Northern Ireland town Lisburn, some 9 miles southwest of its active years between and , this prison became prominent role in recent Irish history, most notably inmate hunger strike that resulted in death of Bobby Sands, famous Officer.

Get this from a library! Governor: inside the Maze. [William McKee] -- William McKee was the Senior Governor in charge of the Maze prison on the 27 December , the day that LVF godfather Billy Wright was murdered. McKee tells his story with rare honesty and skill. This book provides strong evidence to support the thesis that human-rights abuses not only shaped the way the conflict in Northern Ireland developed but also affected the way politicians from both.

  Work is under way to demolish the Old Nissen huts, where hundreds of people were held without trial in The Maze was once the main prison in Northern Ireland for sentenced republican and loyalist paramilitaries. Most prisoners were released in under the Good Friday Agreement.   Image caption The entrance to H-6 inside the former maximum security prison. The mass escape of 38 IRA prisoners from the Maze Prison, near Belfast, on 25 September , in which a prison .


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Amnesty International"s Work on the Maze Prison, Northern Ireland by Amnesty International Download PDF EPUB FB2

Her Majesty's Prison Maze (previously Long Kesh Detention Centre, and known colloquially as The Maze or H-Blocks) was a prison in Northern Ireland that was used to house paramilitary prisoners during the Troubles from mid to mid It was situated at the former Royal Air Force station of Long Kesh, on the outskirts of was in the townland of Maze, about nine miles (14 km Location: Maze, County Down, Northern Ireland.

InNorthern Ireland's Maze Prison shut down after the release of the last terrorist prisoners. This book reveals the story of one of the worst battlegrounds of the Ulster troubles, and examines how Northern Ireland's prison system has survived and made its mark on the province's history.

The Maze Prison escape (known to Irish republicans as the Great Escape) took place on 25 September in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

HM Prison Maze (also known as Long Kesh) was a maximum security prison considered to be one of the most escape-proof prisons in Europe, and held prisoners convicted of taking part in armed paramilitary campaigns during the Troubles.

IT used to be 'home' to some of Northern Ireland most deadly terrorists hitting the headlines for the hungers strikes and dirty protests which turned it into a powder keg political prison. Women and girls* in Northern Ireland are being put at risk due to not not being able to self-manage abortions at home.

Due to the COVID pandemic and restrictions on travel, women in the rest of the UK are now allowed to self-manage abortions at home using approved medication. The Northern Ireland conflict claimed the lives of more than 3, people and injured a furt In most cases no one has ever been held responsible.

Over the last decade a patchwork of measures, including isolated investigations, have failed to establish the full truth about the violations and abuses of the past and left many victims waiting for justice. Eight republican terrorists who escaped from prison in Northern Ireland over the past 20 years have given themselves up to the authorities and been quietly told.

An aerial view of the Maze Prison, Northern Ireland's most infamous jail, which closed its doors on Saturday, Septem Bobby Sands (right) was elected as. The Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, unionists and the moderate nationalist SDLP yesterday criticised Tony Blair for giving an effective amnesty to anyone accused of offences in Northern Ireland.

I n September38 Provisional IRA inmates escaped from the top-security Maze Prison — the biggest jailbreak in Europe since the Second World War. One prison officer was shot in the head.

Maze prison, also called Long Kesh or the Maze, prison located 10 miles (16 km) west of Belfast,that was a symbolic centre of the struggle between unionists and nationalists during the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Located on the site of a former Royal Air Force airfield, the prison opened as an internment camp in and at times.

Some of those involved in the escape have never been recaptured and others were given amnesty as part of the Northern Ireland peace process. The closure of the Maze prison. So, outraged by human rights abuses but inspired by hope for a better world, we work to improve people’s lives through campaigning and international solidarity.

Work with us to be a part of this future. When you get a job at Amnesty International, you’re working for. Satellite images show how some of the detention centres are built in H-blocks, reminiscent of the former Maze prison.

Human rights organisation Amnesty International called on the executive to. Amnesty International says they are “very concerned” for the welfare of a British-Australian academic who is being held in detention in one of Iran’s most notorious prisons.

Her Majesty's Prison Maze (known colloquially as Maze Prison, The Maze, The H Blocks or Long Kesh) was a prison in Northern Ireland that was used to house paramilitary prisoners during the Troubles from mid to mid It was situated in the former Royal Air Force station of Long Kesh, on the outskirts of Lisburn.

This was in the townland of Maze, about nine miles (14 km) southwest of. Pat Finucane's best-known client was the IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands. He also represented other IRA and Irish National Liberation Army hunger strikers who died during the Maze prison protest, Brian Gillen, and the widow of Gervaise McKerr, one of three men shot dead by the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) in a shoot-to-kill incident in Inhe represented Pat McGeown, who.

Our Work Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights. Learn more about the Campaigns, Issues, Cases, and Countries we’re currently focused on. Inside the Maze: The Untold Story of the Northern Ireland Prison Service Hardcover – Octo by Chris Ryder (Author) out of 5 stars 1 ratingReviews: 1.

A Summary of Amnesty International's Findings. Sexual violence against Indigenous women in the USA is widespread. According to US government statistics, Native American and Alaska Native women are more than times more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted than other women in the USA.

Amnesty International Ireland is an approved body that works as an eligible charity under section of the Taxes Consolidation Act Section of the TCA applies to an organisation which is a body for the promotion of the observance of the universal declaration of the Human Rights or the implementation of the European convention for the protection of Human Rights and fundamental.I've always been interested in the history of the Troubles, and there are lots of places I plan on visiting.

However, I would be very interested in seeing the Maze prison. I know most of it has been torn down, but I do believe at least one of the old H-Block buildings is still standing. For nearly 30 years, the Maze prison, ten miles outside Belfast, played a unique role in the Northern Ireland Troubles.

Built in to house terrorist prisoners, political segregation was so fierce it led to scenes of violent protests, hunger strikes, mass escapes and deaths of both inmates and prison Reviews: 2.