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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Friday, December 07, 2018
70 Years Later, Universal Declaration of Human Rights More Relevant Than Ever
Ahead of the 70 th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), Amnesty International USA executive director Margaret Huang issued this statement: “Seventy years after its adoption, the UDHR is more relevant today than ever. Refugees face hostility around the...
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Friday, December 07, 2018
Response to Termination of Operations of Aquarius Rescue Ship From Kumi Naidoo
Responding to news from MSF and SOS Mediterranée that the Aquarius search and rescue vessel has been forced to end operations, Amnesty International’s Secretary General said: “Today, we received some very sad news. Médecins Sans Frontières and its partner SOS Méditerranée have been forced to...
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Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Iran Committing Crimes Against Humanity by Concealing Fate of Thousands of Slaughtered Political Dissidents
By concealing the fate and whereabouts of thousands of political dissidents who were forcibly disappeared and secretly executed in prison 30 years ago, Iranian authorities are continuing to commit crimes against humanity, said Amnesty International in a damning report published today. The report...
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Friday, November 30, 2018
Eritrea: Visiting US Envoy Must Demand Action on Deplorable Record of Arbitrary Detentions
US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Tibor Nagy, should demand the release of all prisoners arbitrarily detained solely for peacefully exercising their freedom of expression and freedom of belief, including Ciham Ali who also holds US citizenship, when he visits Eritrea in the...
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Thursday, November 29, 2018
Amnesty International Launches World’s Biggest Human Rights Campaign
Women human rights defenders around the world are facing unprecedented levels of abuse, intimidation and violence, said Amnesty International as it launched its global Write for Rights campaign, in a bid to shine a spotlight on brave women who have been harassed, jailed, tortured or even killed for...
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Israel: ‘Rogue’ NSO Group Must Have Licence Revoked Over Controversial Surveillance Software
Amnesty International is taking legal advice in order to revoke the export licence of Israel-based NSO Group, after it was revealed the cyber firm’s spyware had been used in an attempt to spy on an Amnesty staff member. A recent investigation by Haaretz newspaper uncovered the firm’s sophisticated...
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Haiti: Authorities Must Avoid Excessive Use of Force During Protests
In response to the violence in Haiti following the Petrocaribe protests, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International, said: “Amnesty International is concerned about the unrest in Haiti following several citizen protests demanding transparency in relation to the use of...
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018
US Government Endangers Asylum Seekers with Unlawful Policies
Unlawful US border policies are leaving thousands of asylum seekers stranded in Mexico, where they are facing threats of deportation to their countries of origin, where they potentially face serious harm, Amnesty International said Monday following a research mission last week. Conditions could...
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Twenty-Nine Families Ordered Released from Dilley Detention Center
In an extraordinary move, twenty-nine families seeking a better life have been ordered released from the South Texas Family Residential Center in the town of Dilley, including Gloria and her daughter Devora, Julieta and her son Ezdras, Monica and her son Jafeth, and Britany and her children Gerry...
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Court Grants Temporary Relief to Desperate Families Seeking Asylum
In response to a court decision temporarily blocking the Trump administration from denying asylum to people seeking protection arriving between ports of entry, Amnesty International USA executive director Margaret Huang issued this statement: “It is unlawful and cruel to deny protection to...
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