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, July 15, 2019
New Asylum Rule Could Leave Families and Individuals Vulnerable to Grave Harm
The US government published a new interim rule that would prevent anyone at the US southern border who has traveled through another country on the way to the United States from seeking asylum here. This new rule would prevent anyone other than people from Mexico or Canada from seeking asylum in the...
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Thursday, July 11, 2019
USA: Survivors of Gun Violence Face Lifetime of Pain and Expense
Survivors of gun violence in the USA suffer years of trauma and pain due to a destructive combination of government policies which ignore their needs, Amnesty International said today as it released new research into the experiences of gunshot survivors. Describing gun violence in the USA as a “...
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Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Taliban Bombings in Afghanistan Chillingly Disregard Human Life
The Taliban’s killing of civilians through a continuous spate of bombings demonstrates the armed group’s chilling disregard for human lives, Amnesty International said today. The human rights organization said the July 7, 2019 bombing in a crowded area of Ghazni city that killed at least 14 people...
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Monday, July 08, 2019
Trump Administration Commission on Unalienable Rights Politicizes Human Rights for Hate
Reacting to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement today of a creation of a Commission on Unalienable Rights, Joanne Lin, national director of advocacy and government affairs at Amnesty International USA said: "This administration has actively worked to deny and take away long-standing...
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Wednesday, July 03, 2019
Abhorrent Attack on Migrant Detention Center in Libya Must Be Investigated as a War Crime
The International Criminal Court must order an urgent investigation into an abhorrent attack on the Tajoura immigration detention center in eastern Tripoli, Libya, in which at least 40 refugees and migrants were killed and more than 80 injured, said Amnesty International. “This deadly attack which...
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Thursday, June 20, 2019
US Senate Blocks Trump Administration’s Emergency Arms Sales to Saudi-UAE Led Coalition
Responding to news that the United States Senate has voted to block the $8 billion emergency arms sales intended for the Saudi-UAE led coalition and ordered by the Trump administration, Amnesty International advocacy director for Middle East and North Africa Philippe Nassif issued this statement: “...
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Saudi Arabia: UN Findings on Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder Highlight Need for Independent Criminal Investigation to Uncover the Truth
Responding to the release of the UN report on the murder of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which concludes that he was the victim of “an extrajudicial killing for which the state of Saudi Arabia is responsible under human rights law,” and that “there is credible evidence, warranting...
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Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Ten Presidential Candidates Respond to Amnesty International USA with Positions on Major Human Rights Issues
Ten candidates in the 2020 presidential race – including the president– responded to a questionnaire on human rights issues provided by Amnesty International USA. The candidates submitted responses on a range of domestic and international human rights issues including refugees and asylum-seekers,...
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Monday, June 17, 2019
Saudi Arabia: Decision to Spare Teenager’s Life Must Be Followed by Abolition of Death Penalty for All Juveniles
Responding to the news that Murtaja Qureiris, the young man from Saudi Arabia arrested at the age of 13 , will not face execution and has been sentenced to 12 years in prison instead, Amnesty International’s Middle East Research Director Lynn Maalouf said: “The news that Murtaja Qureiris will not...
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Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Mistrial in Case of Dr. Scott Warren, Prosecution Must Drop Charges
On June 11, 2019, after the two-week criminal trial of humanitarian volunteer Dr. Scott Warren ended in a mistrial, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International, said: “The mistrial in the case of Dr. Scott Warren sends a clear message that there are people in the USA who refuse...
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