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Tuesday, May 26, 1998

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  • Ireland

    The people in the north of Ireland voted for the peace plan designed to revamp the government of the occupied province. In a referendum that prompted the largest voter turnout ever, 71 percent gave their approval to the agreement reached April 10th, after two years of multi-party negotiations.

  • Reproductive Rights Restrictions

    Last week, a Florida women’s clinic was attacked by anti-choice activists who bombed the clinic with tear gas. In Wisconsin, a federal appeals court Tuesday upheld a decision that bans a form of late-term abortion that opponents have labeled "partial-birth abortion" and called for life sentences for doctors who perform the procedure.

  • Indonesian Political Prisoners

    Indonesia started to release political prisoners Tuesday only hours before a top IMF official was due to arrive. Sri Bintang Pamungkas and Muchtar Pakpahan, the first two of thousands of prisoners held around the country, were freed from Jakarta’s Cipinang Jail shortly after midnight.