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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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Possible Deportation Fund Between USA and Mexico Is Shameful Business
The Trump administration´s intentions to pay the Mexican government millions of dollars to deport irregular migrants is risky business that must not be permitted, said Amnesty International today. This came in response to a New York Times article printed 13 September detailing $20 million dollars...
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Friday, October 19, 2018
Gaza: Fears of Further Bloodshed as Israel Adopts 'Zero Tolerance' Policy
Fears of escalating bloodshed are rising ahead of planned protests in Gaza later today after Israeli authorities announced a “zero tolerance” policy towards demonstrations along the Israel/Gaza fence, said Amnesty International. The organization is calling on the Israeli government to rein in its...
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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Amnesty International USA Calls New Refugee Cap Abandonment of Refugees, Calling on Congress to Oppose
Reacting to news that U.S. President Donald Trump plans to set the refugee admissions number to 30,000 for Fiscal year 2019, Ryan Mace, Grassroots Advocacy and Refugee Specialist at Amnesty International USA said: “The Trump administration is abandoning this country’s promise to refugees. “Today’s...
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Thursday, September 13, 2018
A year on from Hurricane Maria, New Evidence Shows How Puerto Ricans Were Denied Essential Water
Amnesty International is demanding that the Puerto Rican and US federal authorities initiate an independent investigation into the authorities’ response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, which cost 2,975 lives. The call comes amid new revelations of a large stockpile of drinking water amassing on...
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
USA: Gun Violence Is 'a Human Rights Crisis' - New Report
The US government has allowed gun violence in the country to become a human rights crisis, said Amnesty International today as it published a major new report on the issue. Amnesty’s report - In the Line of Fire: Human Rights and the US Gun Violence Crisis - shows how all aspects of American life...
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Friday, June 08, 2018
Scores of Civilian Casualties in Suspected Russian Air Strike on Idlib
Responding to reports that Russian aircraft carried out an attack in Idlib province last night, killing at least 44 people , Lynn Maalouf, Middle East Research Director at Amnesty International, said: “This outrageous attack, the deadliest in Idlib so far this year, targeted the village of Zardana...
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Monday, May 14, 2018
US Embassy Move to Jerusalem Rewards Israel’s Illegal Annexation and Settlement Policy says Amnesty International
Reacting to the opening of the United States embassy in Jerusalem, Raed Jarrar, Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International USA stated: “Today, on the eve of Palestinians’ commemoration of the Nakba, the displacement and dispossession of hundreds of thousands of...
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Monday, May 07, 2018
The Egyptian Government Responds to Amnesty International’s Report on the Cruel and Unlawful Use of Solitary Confinement in Egyptian Prisons
The Egyptian authorities have responded to Amnesty International’s report, Crushing Humanity: the abuse of solitary confinement in Egypt’s prisons , denying the widespread use of prolonged solitary confinement. Their response confirms that judicial oversight and human rights monitoring of Egyptian...
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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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