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Soros clashes with watchdog over Amnesty donation

Last week, SIPO told Amnesty that it would have to return the funds because the donation violated Ireland’s campaign finance laws

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
17th December, 2017
George Soros

The billionaire financier George Soros’s Open Society Foundation has denied telling the Standards in Public Office Commission (SIPO) that it had donated money to Amnesty for “explicitly political purposes”.

The Open Society had donated €137,000 to Amnesty for its ‘My Body, My Rights’ campaign, which ran from January 2016 to December 2017.

Last week, SIPO told Amnesty that it would have to return the funds because it violated Ireland’s campaign finance...

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