Amnesty International - USA

Amnesty International is a global movement of millions of people demanding human rights for all people – no matter who they are or where they are. We are the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization.

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Thursday, January 14, 2021
Government Report Reinforces That Cruelty Drove Family Separations
Responding to a report finding that the Department of Justice – and in particular then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions – was a driving force behind the family separation policy that intentionally and cruelly separated families at the U.S. southern border, Denise Bell, the researcher for refugee and...
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Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Mayors and Governors Must Protect People From Armed Groups, Denounce White Supremacy
In response to the events of last week and in anticipation of more gatherings by white supremacists ahead of the inauguration, Amnesty International USA has sent a letter to 3,500 United States mayors and governors calling on them to protect people from armed groups and to denounce white supremacy...
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Thursday, January 07, 2021
President Trump Incites Violence
In his speech, subsequent audio recording and tweets, President Trump continued to incite his supporters —leading to thousands storming and breaching the U.S. Capitol. In response, Amnesty International USA Interim Executive Director Bob Goodfellow issued the below statement: “The President’s...
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Wednesday, January 06, 2021
Federal Executions in the United States Buckle Global Progress on Abolition
Ahead of the first of three federal executions scheduled to take place in 2021, with Lisa Montgomery facing execution on January 12, 2020, which would make her the first woman to be executed by the federal government in 67 years, Amnesty International USA's Interim Executive Director, Bob...
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Tuesday, December 08, 2020
COVID-19 Vaccine Should Be Available To All, Contrary To New Executive Order
Responding to reports of an executive order issued by President Donald Trump, Amnesty International USA Interim Executive Director, Bob Goodfellow said: “The anticipated executive order from President Trump is morally and strategically misguided. If this pandemic has taught us anything, it is that...
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Thursday, November 19, 2020
State Department’s Attack on the BDS Movement Violates Freedom of Expression and Endangers Human Rights Protection
Responding to the United States Department of State announcement designating the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement as antisemitic and planning to identify organizations supporting BDS with a view to reviewing and halting their funding, Bob Goodfellow, the Interim Executive Director...
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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
The Libya Stabilization Act Will Mean Accountability for Abuses
Responding to the passage of H.R. 4644, the Libya Stabilization Act in Congress, Philippe Nassif, the advocacy director for the Middle East and North Africa said: “The Libya Stabilization Act could finally mean accountability for individuals who commit human rights violations and war crimes,...
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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Trump Administration's Refusal to Cooperate With President-Elect Biden Is Worsening COVID-19 Human Rights Crisis
As the U.S. tops 250,000 deaths from COVID-19 today and President Trump continues to reject cooperation with President-Elect Biden’s team on the pandemic, Amnesty International USA Interim Executive Director Bob Goodfellow issued the below statement: “The COVID-19 pandemic is a human rights crisis...
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Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Mass Execution of 21 Individuals in Iraq Is an Outrage
Responding to the execution on Monday of 21 individuals in Iraq, including individuals allegedly affiliated to the Islamic State (IS) and convicted of terror-related charges, Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, said: “It is high time...
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Monday, November 16, 2020
Moderna Must Share Technology to Ensure Vaccine Breakthrough Is Not Limited to Rich Countries
Responding to the announcement that US biotech company Moderna says its new vaccine is 94.5 percent effective against COVID-19, Stephen Cockburn, Amnesty International’s Head of Economic and Social Justice Program, said: “Having already sold most of its potential 2021 vaccine supply to rich...
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