Amnesty International - USA

We are people from across the world standing up for humanity and human rights. Our purpose is to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. We investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world.

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Monday, August 28, 2017
Amnesty International USA: Military Weapons to Local Law Enforcement a Grave Mistake
Following remarks from Attorney General Jeff Sessions stating President Trump’s intention to reverse an executive order by President Obama limiting military weapons to local law enforcement, Justin Mazzola, Amnesty International USA researcher, issued the following statement: “Today’s executive...
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Gaza: Electricity Cuts by Israeli Authorities Could Have Catastrophic Consequences
The Israeli authorities’ latest decision to slash the electricity supply to the Gaza Strip could have catastrophic humanitarian consequences for residents who have already endured a decade of suffering under Israel’s brutal blockade, Amnesty International has warned. The latest round of power cuts...
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Gaza: Electricity Cuts by Israeli Authorities Could Have Catastrophic Consequences
The Israeli authorities’ latest decision to slash the electricity supply to the Gaza Strip could have catastrophic humanitarian consequences for residents who have already endured a decade of suffering under Israel’s brutal blockade, Amnesty International has warned. The latest round of power cuts...
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Thursday, May 25, 2017
Iraq: Pentagon Probe of Mosul Airstrike Underscores Urgent Need to Protect Civilians
As the Pentagon reports on its findings following the investigation into the US-led coalition airstrike that killed at least 100 civilians in West Mosul’s Jadida neighbourhood on 17 March 2017, Samah Hadid Amnesty International’s Middle East Deputy Director of campaigns said: “The attack on the...
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Friday, April 21, 2017
Arkansas Kills Prisoner in First of Horrific Spate of Executions
Arkansas executed Ledell Lee today, the first of four prisoners scheduled to be executed before the state’s supply of lethal injections expires at the end of the month. This was the first execution in the state since 2005. Lee’s final appeals had requested DNA testing that could potentially prove...
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Monday, April 17, 2017
Supreme Court Denial Must Not Result in Deportation of Asylum-Seeking Families
The Supreme Court will not hear a case brought by more than two dozen families who have been ordered deported without having their full cases heard by an immigration judge. The families fled horrific violence and human rights abuses in Central America. Many of the families have been held for more...
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Thursday, April 13, 2017
USA: Arkansas Must Urgently Halt ‘Conveyor Belt’ of Executions
The US state of Arkansas must halt the execution of eight death row prisoners, seven of whom are due to be killed in an 11-day period this month, Amnesty International said today, highlighting legal concerns and the fact that two of the men facing death have serious mental disabilities. Arkansas...
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Monday, April 10, 2017
Urgent Action Victory! Texas Appeal Court Blocks Execution (USA: UA 72.17)
On 7 April, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued a stay of execution in the case of Paul Storey, who was scheduled to be put to death on 12 April. The case has been remanded to a lower court for further review of the claim that the prosecution presented false evidence at the trial. On 31...
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Monday, February 06, 2017
Majority of Americans Oppose Trump’s Muslim Ban as Its Impact Becomes Clearer
As Americans learn more about President Trump’s Muslim ban, they increasingly reject it, multiple polls show. Amnesty International USA said today that Congress should listen to growing public opposition to the Muslim ban and pass legislation to block it. Four national, scientific polls – from...
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Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Amnesty International USA Launches Aggressive Guantánamo Closure Campaign In Obama’s Final Days
As President Obama begins the final days of his presidency, Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) launched an aggressive effort urging him to use all the powers of his office to close Guantánamo before his term ends. With an open letter to the president, a hard-hitting bus shelter ad campaign targeting...
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