Amnesty International - USA

Amnesty International is a global movement of millions of people demanding human rights for all people – no matter who they are or where they are. We are the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Dismal ‘Peace Deal’ Would Exacerbate Violations, Enshrine Impunity Between Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories
The Trump administration’s dismal package of proposals to violate international law and further strip Palestinians of their rights is a handbook for more suffering and abuses in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), Amnesty International said today. The organization urged the...
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Monday, January 27, 2020
Amnesty International USA and Partners to Brief Press on Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban Expansion
In response to reports that President Trump is expanding what has become known as the Muslim ban, Amnesty International USA (AIUSA), along with a coalition of immigrant rights groups leading the work to protect the rights of communities impacted by the ban, will brief press on the impacts of this...
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Friday, January 24, 2020
Anniversary of the Implementation of So-called ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy Marks Rampant Rights Abuses
Wednesday, January 29 marks one year since the Trump administration implemented an unprecedented program disingenuously titled the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as “Remain in Mexico,” under which the U.S. government forcibly returns people to Mexico while they ask for asylum in the...
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Thursday, January 23, 2020
World Court Orders Myanmar to Protect Rohingya
In response to today’s ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordering Myanmar to take “provisional measures” to prevent genocidal acts against the Rohingya community, Amnesty International’s Regional Director, Nicholas Bequelin, said: “Today’s decision sends a message to Myanmar’s...
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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Scores Injured as Security Forces Use Unlawful Force to Crush Protests in Iran
Verified video footage, photographs and testimonies from victims and eyewitnesses on the ground obtained by Amnesty International, confirm that Iranian security forces used unlawful force against peaceful protesters who gathered across Iran following the authorities’ admission that they had shot...
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Stop NSO Group Exporting Spyware to Human Rights Abusers in Israel
Israel must revoke the export license of NSO Group whose spyware products have been used in malicious attacks on human rights activists around the world, Amnesty International said ahead of the latest court case to embroil the tech firm. On Thursday, a judge at Tel Aviv’s District Court will begin...
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Thursday, January 09, 2020
Amnesty International USA, Human Rights Groups Call for Closure of Guantánamo Prison on 18th Anniversary
This Saturday, January 11th, from 1 PM - 3 PM ET, on the 18th anniversary of the opening of the United States detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, Amnesty International USA and a dozen other human rights organizations will call on the United States government to close the prison and put an end to...
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Monday, December 23, 2019
Khashoggi Verdict in Saudi Arabia a Whitewash
Responding to a Saudi Arabian court's sentencing of five people to death and three others to prison for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty International's Middle East Research Director, said: "This verdict is a whitewash which brings neither justice nor the truth for...
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Thursday, December 19, 2019
Despite Progress Around Gun Violence Research, Final 2020 Congressional Funding Bills Fall Far Short of Making Human Rights a Priority
Responding to the final funding bills for Fiscal Year 2020, Amnesty International USA urges that the U.S. government must step up its contribution to global efforts to protect human rights. Earlier this week, Amnesty International USA welcomed efforts to secure $25,000,000 to aid in research around...
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Billboards for World Children’s Day Call for Freedom for Detained Children in the U.S.
For World Children’s Day on November 20, Amnesty International USA is calling for the United States government to stop detaining children who seek safety in the United States, with new billboards targeting the Trump administration. As part of the I Welcome campaign , Amnesty International USA has...
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