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.

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Thursday, March 29, 2018
Saudi Arabia Should Invest in Human Rights, Not PR Campaigns
In recent months, surprising headlines have appeared in international media including ‘Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive’, ‘Saudi anti-corruption drive’ and ‘Saudi Arabia, on the path to reform’. Meanwhile, when the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud visited the United Kingdom...
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
New Arms Deal Risks Trampling Human Rights
According to reports, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and U.S. President Trump finalized a new $12.5 billion arms deal in a meeting today at the White House. Raed Jarrar, advocacy director of Middle East North Africa at Amnesty International USA, issued this statement: "By finalizing weapons...
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Monday, March 12, 2018
Bangladesh: International Support for Rohingya Refugees Is Urgently Needed
Responding to the news that UN officials have called for nearly $1bn (USD) in assistance for the nearly one million Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar District, Amnesty International’s South Asia Director, Biraj Patnaik, said: “The money is urgently needed to help the Rohingya...
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Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Myanmar: Forced Starvation Of Rohingya Highlights Danger of Premature Returns
Reacting to the UN’s claim that Myanmar is continuing its campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya including through “forced starvation”, James Gomez, Amnesty International’s Director of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, said: “The UN’s findings sadly echo our own – there is no question that the...
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Friday, February 23, 2018
Hundreds of Activists Urge Congress to Act on Human Rights
Next Monday , hundreds of Amnesty members and supporters will meet with members of Congress to speak out for refugees, humanitarian aid, and the importance of fighting for human rights around the world. Over 300 people from 40 states across the country are set to participate in delegations for...
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Thursday, February 22, 2018
State Department Must Not Neglect Women’s Rights
According to reports, the human rights bureau at the Department of State has received a directive to remove passages on women’s reproductive rights and discrimination from its annual report on global human rights. Tarah Demant, director of gender, sexuality, and identity at Amnesty International...
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Monday, February 12, 2018
Israeli Authorities Must Release Teenage Palestinian Activist Ahed Tamimi
The Israeli authorities must immediately release teenage activist Ahed Tamimi whose continued detention is a desperate attempt to intimidate Palestinian children who dare to stand up to repression by occupying forces, Amnesty International said. Ahed Tamimi’s trial is due to start tomorrow in Ofer...
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Syria: Witness Testimony Reveals Details Of Illegal Chemical Attack On Saraqeb
he Syrian government’s use of internationally banned chemical weapons was laid bare once again on February 4 when a chlorine gas attack on the town of Saraqeb left 11 people in need of emergency treatment, according to testimony gathered by Amnesty International. The Syria Civil Defense said that...
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Thursday, February 01, 2018
Re-Arrest and Detention of Amnesty International Turkey Chair Hours After Release Ordered Devastates Family, Disgraces Justice
The decision to renew the detention of Amnesty International’s Turkey Chair mere hours after a court ordered his release must be immediately reversed and Taner Kılıç set free, said Amnesty International. “Over the last 24 hours we have borne witness to a travesty of justice of spectacular...
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Friday, January 26, 2018
Amnesty International USA Marks First Anniversary of Muslim Ban
A year ago tomorrow President Trump signed an executive order banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States and temporarily banning all refugees. Naureen Shah, senior director of campaigns at Amnesty International USA, released the following statement: “The...
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