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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Thursday, October 11, 2018
Washington Becomes the 20th State to Abolish the Death Penalty
Reacting to news that the Washington State Supreme Court has ruled the death penalty violates its Constitution, Kristina Roth, Senior Program Officer at Amnesty International USA stated: “This is tremendous news for all who fought to abolish the death penalty in Washington. Now that Washington has...
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Thursday, October 11, 2018
USA: Catastrophic Immigration Policies Resulted in More Family Separations than Previously Disclosed
The US government has deliberately adopted immigration policies and practices that caused catastrophic harm to thousands of people seeking safety in the United States, including the separation of over 6,000 family units in a four-month period, more than previously disclosed by authorities, Amnesty...
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Friday, October 05, 2018
Nobel Peace Prize: Courageous Work of Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad Highlights Need to Fight Impunity for Rape in War
In response to news that Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yezidi human rights activist Nadia Murad have jointly won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, Amnesty International’s Secretary General Kumi Naidoo said: “Warmest congratulations to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for this recognition of their...
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Thursday, October 04, 2018
Expulsion of Seven Rohingya: A Dark Day For India Today
Today, seven Rohingya men, Mohammad Jalal, Mokbul Khan, Jalal Uddin, Mohammad Youns, Sabbir Ahamed, Rahim Uddin and Mohammad Salam were forcibly returned to Myanmar by the Indian Government. These seven men are at grave risk of being subjected to serious human rights violations by the Myanmar...
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Thursday, October 04, 2018
Peru: Decision to Overturn Fujimori Pardon Confirms That Victims’ Rights Must Take Priority Over Political Decisions
In response to the decision of the Preparatory Trial Court of the Supreme Court of Justice to overturn the pardon granted to former President Alberto Fujimori on December 24, 2017, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International, said: “The court’s ruling is a victory for the...
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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Trump Continues to Sideline Human Rights in Remarks to UN
Responding to President Donald Trump’s remarks at the United Nations General Assembly, Margaret Huang, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, stated: “President Trump continues to attack human rights not only within his own country, but also within the UN system built specifically to...
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Monday, September 24, 2018
Amnesty International USA Issues Rare Call for a Halt on Kavanaugh Nomination
Amnesty International USA today called on a halt to a vote on President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States unless and until any information relevant to Kavanaugh’s possible involvement in human rights violations—including in relation to the U.S...
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Monday, September 10, 2018
Amnesty International USA Calls on the US to Support ICC Victims of Most Serious Crimes
Reacting to news that John Bolton, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, propose that the Trump administration ban International Criminal Court (ICC) judges and prosecutors from entering the US, impose sanctions on any funds they have in the States, and prosecute them in the US...
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Thursday, September 06, 2018
Proposed Changes to Limits on Family Detention Would Inflict Further Harm on Children Fleeing Persecution
According to reports, the Trump administration is preparing to publish regulations that would effectively terminate the 1997 Flores Settlement Agreement, which mandates that children cannot be held in immigration detention for more than 20 days. Ashley Houghton, tactical campaigns manager at...
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Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Guatemala: Discriminatory Law Puts at Risk the Lives and Rights of Thousands of Women, Girls and LGBTI People
Guatemala’s Congress must reject proposed law 5272, also known as the “Law for the Protection of Life and Family,” because it would violate the rights of thousands of women, girls and LGBTI, Amnesty International said today. “This bill actually threatens what it claims to protect: life and families...
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