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, August 10, 2018
Amnesty International USA Statement on Charlottesville Anniversary and Rallies
Ahead of a planned “Unite the Right 2” rally in Washington DC and the anniversary of the Charlottesville tragedy on August 12 , Amnesty International’s executive director Margaret Huang issued the following statement: “Failure from our leaders to denounce racial and ethnic hatred has only...
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Thursday, August 02, 2018
Amnesty International Denied Access to Oleg Sentsov, on Hunger Strike for 81 days
Reacting to the Russian authorities’ refusal to grant Amnesty International access to Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, currently 81 days into a hunger strike in a penal colony in the Russian Artic, Oksana Pokalchuk, Amnesty International’s Ukraine Director, said: “Denying us the right to visit...
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Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Trump's Policies Will Place Thousands of Refugee Lives in Grave Danger
Responding to reports that President Donald Trump may seek to cap U.S. refugee admissions at no more than 25,000 refugees for Fiscal Year 2019, the lowest goal in the history of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, Ryan Mace, Grassroots Advocacy and Refugee Specialist at Amnesty International USA...
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Thursday, July 26, 2018
US Coalition Efforts to Ensure Accountability for Civilian Deaths are a Welcome First Step, But More Clarity Necessary
The US-led coalition has today issued a press release accepting responsibility for all civilian deaths documented in Amnesty International’s June 5th report into the aerial bombardment of Raqqa. Donatella Rovera, Amnesty International’s Senior Crisis Response Adviser, said: “After weeks of...
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Thursday, July 26, 2018
Ahed Tamimi Release a Bittersweet Moment as Other Palestinian Children Languish in Israeli Jails
The release of a Palestinian child activist jailed by Israel’s military for shoving, slapping and kicking two heavily armed soldiers wearing protective gear is welcome news but serves as a reminder of Israel’s continued human rights violations against Palestinian children, Amnesty International...
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
House of Representatives Must Reject Funding Increases for ICE and CBP
The House Appropriations Committee must reject all funding increases for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in next year’s budget for the Department of Homeland Security, Amnesty International urged in a letter as the committee prepares to mark up the...
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
State Department Gathering on Religious Freedom Must Lead By Example
As the State Department hosts the first Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, Amnesty International USA urges the Trump Administration to examine its own policies of religious discrimination, while at the same time addressing religious persecution worldwide. “Religious freedom is under attack...
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
UN Refugee Compact: World leaders Not Up to the Challenge
Responding to the release of the final text for the Global Compact on Refugees, which was agreed by UN Member States, Charmain Mohamed, Head of Refugee and Migrant Rights at Amnesty International, said: “The Global Compact was an ambitious endeavor that should have created a wholesale change in the...
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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Iraq: Security Forces Deliberately Attack Peaceful Protesters While Internet is Disabled
Peaceful protesters in southern Iraq and Baghdad fear authorities are deliberately disabling internet access before security forces attack and open fire on them, Amnesty International has learned. Trusted sources told the organization they believe internet access is being cut off to prevent them...
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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Australia: EU Countries Must Not Repeat Human Rights Failures of Cruel Australian Refugee Policy
Australia’s notorious policy of detaining refugees and people seeking asylum in horrific offshore detention centers is in danger of being replicated by other countries, including some EU member states which are seeking to force people rescued at sea to disembark at locations outside Europe where...
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