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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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Increased Gun Sales and Gun Stores Recognized as “Essential Businesses” Amid COVID-19 Pandemic Will Lead to More Violence
In response to reports of increased gun sales and gun stores being considered “essential businesses” amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Ernest Coverson, campaign manager for the End Gun Violence Campaign at Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) released the following statement: “With the increase in firearms...
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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Amnesty International USA and LIRS launch “Hope Can’t Be Quarantined” campaign to help immigrants and asylum-seekers held in detention during the COVID-19 crisis
As a response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) have launched a new campaign entitled “ Hope Can’t Be Quarantined .” The initiative encourages the public to support immigrants and asylum-seekers held in detention...
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Monday, March 30, 2020
As Federal Judge Weighs Release of Children in Immigration Detention, COVID-19 Risks Grow
Responding to a temporary restraining order by Judge Dolly M. Gee of the United States District Court directing the government to make continuous efforts to release children currently being held in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) custody, Denise...
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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
COVID-19 Pandemic Doesn’t Give States The Right to Limit Abortion Access
Note: Amnesty International USA will be conducting its first workshop for media on COVID-19 and human rights. To RSVP and to receive further information on COVID-19 media workshops, please email media@aiusa.org . As Texas announces plans to aggressively roll back abortion rights to halt the spread...
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Amnesty International Highlights Human Rights Priorities in the Americas for State Responses to COVID-19
Amnesty International has published recommendations today for states in the Americas to ensure that their responses to COVID-19 are in line with their international human rights obligations, as well as flagging a series of human rights violations in the region that predate the pandemic but could be...
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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Prisoner Pardons in Iran Welcome, But Hundreds More Who Should Be Free Remain Jailed
Responding to the announcement by the Iranian authorities that pardons will be granted to prisoners convicted of “security” offenses who have a five-year prison sentence or less, and that those who have been granted leave in recent weeks will not be returned to prison, Philip Luther, Amnesty...
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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Pompeo’s Remarks on the International Criminal Court Are Callous and Punitive
Responding to the United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s remarks during a news conference at the State Department, Amnesty International USA’s advocacy director, Daniel Balson, said: “Threats against family members of ICC staff who are seeking justice is a new low, even for this...
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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Disturbing Expulsion of U.S. Journalists Further Stifles Access to Information Amid COVID-19 Crisis
Responding to the effective expulsion of journalists working for three major U.S. newspapers in China, the Head of Amnesty International’s China team, Joshua Rosenzweig, said: “This shameful assault on freedom of expression targets journalists who have uncovered the reality of numerous human rights...
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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Trump Administration Using Coronavirus Pandemic to Justify Discriminatory Ban on Asylum-Seekers at Southern Border
Following reports that the Trump administration intends to issue a new rule that would allow U.S. agents to turn back all asylum-seekers entering from Mexico in light of the coronavirus pandemic, Charanya Krishnaswami, Advocacy Director for the Americas at Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) issued...
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Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Amnesty International USA Urges States to Prioritize Human Rights in their Responses to COVID-19, Particularly in Regards to Marginalized Populations
This week, Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) released a briefing paper detailing preliminary observations of states’ responses to the COVID-19 outbreak in the context of their human rights obligations. The World Health Organization (WHO) has already designated the disease a pandemic, and as of the...
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