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, June 18, 2018
Policy of Separating Children From Parents Is Nothing Short of Torture
The sickening images of children cruelly separated from their parents and held in cages as a result of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ policy of ‘zero-tolerance’ will leave an indelible stain on the reputation of the USA, said Amnesty International today. “This is a spectacularly cruel policy,...
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Thursday, June 14, 2018
State of Palestine: Amnesty Staff Member Arbitrarily Detained and Tortured by Palestinian Security Officers
Responding to the arbitrary detention and beating during arrest of scores of demonstrators and bystanders, including an Amnesty International staff member, Laith Abu Zeyad, by Palestinian security forces, Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s MENA Research and Advocacy Director said: “The...
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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Yemen: Prominent Human Rights Defender Arrested
Responding to reports that Abdulrasheed al-Faqih, the Executive Director of Mwatana Organization for Human Rights, was arrested this morning while on his way to Sey’oun airport in the southern Yemeni city of Mukalla, Samah Hadid, Middle East Campaigns Director at Amnesty International, said: “...
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Honduras: Authorities Are Denying Due Process to People Arrested During Post-Election Protests
Honduran authorities have continued to violate the human rights of people arrested during last year’s post-election protests by denying their right to due process and holding them in inhumane conditions, said Amnesty International in a report released today. Protest prohibited: Use of force and...
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Yemen: Attack on Hodeidah Threatens Civilian Lives and Lifesaving Humanitarian Aid
Responding to the news that Yemeni forces backed by a Saudi Arabia-led coalition have launched an offensive on the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, Amnesty International’s Middle East Research Director Lynn Malouf said: “The assault on Hodeidah could have a devastating impact for hundreds of thousands...
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Monday, June 11, 2018
Italy/Malta: Stranded Refugees and Migrants Must Be Immediately Allowed to Dock
As the SOS Mediterranee rescue ship, MV Aquarius remains stranded between Malta and Sicily with 629 people aboard including 123 unaccompanied minors, 11 children and seven pregnant women, Elisa De Pieri, Amnesty International’s Italy Researcher said: “By closing their ports, Italy and Malta have...
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Friday, June 08, 2018
North Korea/US Summit: Horrific Human Rights Situation Must Not Be Ignored at Historic Meeting
The near total denial of human rights in North Korea should not be ignored at next Tuesday’s historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Chairman Kim Jong-un, Amnesty International said. Francisco Bencosme, Advocacy Manager for Asia Pacific at Amnesty International...
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Friday, June 01, 2018
Amnesty International Calls on US to Investigate All Claims of Civilian Casualties
Responding to the Pentagon’s report on US civilian casualties to Congress, Daphne Eviatar, Director of Security with Human Rights at Amnesty International USA stated: “The Defense Department has deemed that the vast majority of claims of civilian casualties are not credible without ever...
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
More Activists Arrested in Continuing Crackdown
Responding to news reports that more people have been detained in Saudi Arabia – bringing to 11 the number imprisoned since last week – Samah Hadid, Amnesty International's Middle East Director of Campaigns, said: “Amnesty International is extremely concerned following reports that yet more...
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Friday, May 18, 2018
Amnesty International USA Responds to Shooting at Santa Fe High School
The following statement can be attributed to Victoria Coy, end gun violence campaign manager at Amnesty International USA: “Once again, we are devastated to hear of another school shooting. Our thoughts are with the victims and families of this attack. When teenagers cannot live their lives without...
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