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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Tuesday, April 06, 2021
The Biden Administration Must Revise Its Landmine Policy
In response to a statement today by the Department of Defense reiterating that the United States would continue to develop and use landmines, Adotei Akwei, the advocacy director at Amnesty International USA said: “It is hard to imagine a policy more outdated and destructive than United States...
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Friday, March 26, 2021
Amnesty International USA, Representative Jayapal, Partners Advocate for Passage of Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act
Yesterday afternoon, as President Biden gave the first press conference of his term where he touched on key immigration issues, Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) held a virtual discussion on the reintroduction of the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), a...
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Thursday, March 04, 2021
Iowa Prosecutors Must Drop Criminal Charges Against Journalist Andrea Sahouri
The Polk County attorney in Iowa, USA, should immediately drop the spurious criminal charges against Des Moines Register journalist Andrea Sahouri, who was arrested at a Black Lives Matter protest in 2020 simply for doing her job as a reporter, Amnesty International said today. “The charges against...
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Monday, February 01, 2021
Aung San Suu Kyi, Others Arrested in Myanmar as Military Coup Underway
Responding to the arrest of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and others amid reports that a military coup is underway in Myanmar, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for Campaigns, Ming Yu Hah, said: “The arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi, senior officials and other political figures is...
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Monday, July 13, 2020
Global: Health Workers Silenced, Exposed and Attacked
Governments must be held accountable for the deaths of health and essential workers who they have failed to protect from COVID-19, Amnesty International said today, as it released a new report documenting the experiences of health workers around the world. The organization’s analysis of available...
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Monday, May 04, 2020
Privacy Must Not Be 'Another Casualty' of the Virus in the UK
The UK Government plans to introduce a COVID-19 tracing app with a potentially centralized contract tracing system are deeply concerning and may mean that people’s right to privacy could become “another casualty” of coronavirus, Amnesty International UK warned today. Kate Allen, Amnesty...
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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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