Amnesty International

Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all. Our supporters are outraged by human rights abuses but inspired by hope for a better world - so we work to improve human rights through campaigning and international solidarity. We have more than 2.2 million members and subscribers in more than 150 countries and regions and we coordinate this support to act for justice on a wide range of issues.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Somalia: Zero accountability as civilian deaths mount from US air strikes
Civilian casualties continue to mount from the US military’s secret air war in Somalia, with no justice or reparation for the victims of possible violations of international humanitarian law, Amnesty International warned as it released details of two more deadly air strikes so far this year. US...
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Monday, January 20, 2020
UN Landmark Case for People Displaced By Climate Change
In a ground-breaking asylum case, a UN human rights body has ruled that governments must take into account the human rights violations caused by the climate crisis when considering deportation of asylum seekers, said Amnesty International today. Ioane Teitiota, a man from the Pacific nation of...
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Friday, November 15, 2019
Statement from Amnesty International India on Government Raids
The Central Bureau of Investigation today conducted searches at the offices of Amnesty International India Private Limited and Indians for Amnesty International Trust in Bengaluru. Over the past year, a pattern of harassment has emerged every time Amnesty International India stands up and speaks...
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Monday, September 30, 2019
U.S. Military Shows Appalling Disregard For Civilians Killed in Somalia Air Strike
An investigation by Amnesty International has revealed that three men killed in a U.S. military air strike in March after being targeted as “Al-Shabaab terrorists” were in fact civilian farmers with no evidence of links to the armed group. Disturbingly, the organization has also learned that,...
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Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Trump Administration Uses Disaster Relief to Fund a Disaster of Its Own Making
Responding to reports that DHS intends to reprogram disaster relief funds for ICE detention beds and funds for temporary court structures for hearings associated with the “Remain in Mexico” program, Amnesty International USA advocacy director for the Americas Charanya Krishnaswami said: “This...
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Monday, July 08, 2019
Philippines: UN Investigation Urgently Needed Into Duterte Administration’s Murderous “War on Drugs”
The wave of police killings triggered by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s murderous anti-drugs campaign continues to rage on, destroying lives and devastating communities, a report by Amnesty International reveals today. The UN must immediately open an investigation into gross human rights...
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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Amnesty International USA statement on Resignation of Acting CBP Chie
The following can be attributed to Charanya Krishnaswami, advocacy director for the Americas at Amnesty International USA: “Children should never be held in detention at all, let alone in the appalling conditions that were detailed in reports this weekend from a Texas border patrol station. Today’s...
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Friday, May 17, 2019
Taiwan Becomes First in Asia to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage After Historic Bill Passes
Responding to the news that lawmakers in Taiwan have passed a law that will see the island become the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, effective from May 24, Annie Huang, Acting Director of Amnesty International Taiwan, said: “Taiwan has today made history in the fight for...
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Saudi Arabia’s ‘Year of Shame’: Crackdown on Critics and Rights’ Activists Continues
Today marks the first anniversary of the arrests of several prominent women human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia, after a shameful year for human rights in the Kingdom in which activists, journalists, academics, and writers were targeted , Amnesty International said today. Today marks a year of...
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Monday, April 08, 2019
Libya: Civilian Lives Must be Protected as Clashes Escalate in Tripoli Offensive
Fears of further civilian bloodshed are growing as clashes on the outskirts of Tripoli, between forces from the self-proclaimed Libyan National Army, under General Khalifa Haftar’s command, and militias aligned with Libya’s internationally recognized Government of National Accord escalate, said...
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