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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Thursday, January 18, 2018
Venezuela Must Respond For Deadly Security Operation
The operation by security forces to arrest the former CICPC (Scientific Investigation Police) official Óscar Pérez and others who had risen against the government, appears to be illegal and raise multiple concerns of grave human rights violations and even crimes under international law, said...
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
President Trump Must Reject Plan to Use Nuclear Arms Under Any Circumstances
According to reports, President Trump is considering a plan drafted by the Pentagon that would permit the use of nuclear weapons to respond to cyberattacks, including attacks on U.S. infrastructure like a power grid or communications. Daphne Eviatar, director of security with human rights at...
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Israeli Authorities Must Release Ahed Tamimi Immediately
Responding to the ruling today by an Israeli court that 16 year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi, charged with aggravated assault of soldiers and incitement, will remain in custody until the end of her trial, Magdalena Mughrabi, Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty...
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Thursday, January 11, 2018
USA: After 16 Years, Close Guantánamo's Detention Center Once and For All
On the 16 th anniversary of the opening of the notorious detention facility at the US naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Amnesty International is again calling for the fair trial or immediate release of those detained there and closure of the facility. “Over the years Guantánamo has come to symbolize...
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Myanmar: Military’s Mass Grave Admission Exposes Extrajudicial Executions of Rohingya
Following today’s admission by Myanmar’s military that security forces and villagers summarily killed 10 captured Rohingya people and buried them in a mass grave outside Inn Din, a village in Maungdaw, Rakhine State, James Gomez, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for Southeast Asia and the...
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Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Myanmar: Reuters Journalists Must Be Released
The Myanmar authorities must immediately release two journalists from the Reuters news agency who have been arbitrarily detained for investigating military abuses in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, Amnesty International said. The two journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, are due in court tomorrow . They...
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Monday, January 08, 2018
End of TPS for El Salvador Endangers Thousands of Families
Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced the end of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation to El Salvador. Over 250,000 people from El Salvador in the United States are protected by TPS, including mothers and fathers of U.S. citizens. If forced to leave the country, they could...
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Thursday, January 04, 2018
Iran: Stop Increasingly Ruthless Crackdown and Investigate Deaths of Protesters
Iranian authorities must ensure the right to peaceful protest, investigate reports that security forces have unlawfully used firearms against unarmed protesters and protect hundreds of detainees from torture and other ill-treatment, Amnesty International said today amid concerns that the crackdown...
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Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Ethiopia: Closure Of “Torture Chamber” Could Signal New Chapter For Human Rights
Responding to an announcement by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn that all political prisoners will be released and a notorious detention centre closed, Fisseha Tekle, Ethiopia Researcher at Amnesty International, said: “Today’s announcement could signal the end of an era of bloody...
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Thursday, December 21, 2017
United Nations Sends a Global Rebuke to Trump’s Reckless Jerusalem Policy
Following the approval of a United Nations resolution condemning President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Sherine Tadros, head of Amnesty International’s UN Office in New York, made the following statement: “The global community has sent a strong message that it will not...
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