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, October 31, 2017
Afghanistan: Victims Of A Horrific Month Of Violence Must Get Justice
Responding to a wave of attacks by armed groups in Afghanistan that has deliberately targeted civilians, including religious minorities, over the past month, Horia Mosadiq, Amnesty International’s Afghanistan Researcher, said: “Today’s bombing is the latest tragedy to befall people in Afghanistan...
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Myanmar: Crimes Against Humanity Terrorize and Drive Rohingya Out
More than 530,000 Rohingya men, women and children have fled northern Rakhine State in terror in a matter of weeks amid the Myanmar security forces’ targeted campaign of widespread and systematic murder, rape and burning, Amnesty International said today in its most detailed analysis yet of the...
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Friday, September 22, 2017
Trump Administration Should Not Gut Drone Protections
Following reports that the Trump administration is seeking to change U.S. government policy on the use of lethal force outside of armed conflicts, Zeke Johnson, senior director of programs for Amnesty International USA, issued the following statement: “The policies that guide the United States’ use...
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Monday, September 18, 2017
UN: Myanmar Rohingya Exodus Exposes Abject Failure of World Leaders To Deliver Solution To Refugee Crisis
More Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh in the space of three weeks than the total number of refugees who fled by sea to Europe in 2016 Worldwide situation goes from bad to worse as rich countries fail to do their part in addressing the refugee crisis, leaving poorer countries to pick up the...
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Friday, September 15, 2017
Myanmar: Scorched-earth campaign Fuels Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya From Rakhine State
More than 80 sites set ablaze in orchestrated campaign since 25 August More than 370,000 Rohingya fled across border in less than three weeks Testimonies show attacks were planned, deliberate and systematic Amnesty International can reveal new evidence pointing to a mass-scale scorched-earth...
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Last Chance For Justice For Over 20,000 Wartime Sexual Violence Survivors
A quarter of a century after the start of the conflict, more than 20,000 survivors of wartime sexual violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina are still being denied justice, said Amnesty International in a new report. “ We need support, not pity:” Last chance for justice for Bosnia’s wartime rape...
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Thursday, August 24, 2017
Syria: ‘Deadly Labyrinth’ Traps Civilians Trying to Flee Raqqa Battle Against Islamic State
Thousands of civilians trapped in Raqqa, northern Syria, are coming under fire from all sides as the battle for control of the city enters its final stage, Amnesty International said following an in-depth investigation on the ground. The warring parties must prioritize protecting them from...
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Monday, August 21, 2017
USA: Florida Set To Conduct Its First Execution In A Year And A Half
Ahead of a planned resumption of executions in Florida on 24 August, 18 months after the last one, Amnesty International is issuing a paper on recent developments relating to the death penalty in the US state. “ Death in Florida ” outlines the state’s response to the January 2016 US Supreme Court...
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Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Kenya: Police Must Only Use Force as a Last Resort in Dealing With Protests
Kenyan police must not use unnecessary force in their handling of any election-related protests, said Amnesty International today amid fear and uncertainty in the country after the opposition rejected the initial publicly announced results. In a live press briefing this morning, opposition...
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Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Syria: Extrajudicial execution of Bassel Khartabil a grim reminder of Syrian prison horrors
Responding to news of the execution of Syrian-Palestinian human rights activist Bassel Khartabil today, Anna Neistat, Amnesty International’s Senior Director of Research said: “We are deeply saddened and outraged at this awful news. Bassel Khartabil will always be remembered as a symbol of courage...
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