Sunday November 29, 2020

Amnesty ‘at a loss’ over SIPO ‘reversal’

SIPO wrote to Amnesty to tell them they had to return a €137,000 donation from George Soros’s foundation

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

10th December, 2017
Colm O’Gorman, executive director of Amnesty International Ireland Picture: Fergal Phillips

Amnesty International Ireland’s executive director Colm O’Gorman has said he is “at a loss to understand” what has changed since the Standards in Public Office Commission (SIPO) told them in 2016 they didn’t need to refuse foreign donations.

O’Gorman told The Sunday Business Post that in October 2016, after lengthy correspondence with SIPO on George Soros’s funding of Amnesty’s ‘My Body, My Rights’ campaign through his Open Society...

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