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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Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Saudi Arabia: Three years On, Flogged Blogger Raif Badawi Must Be Released
Amnesty International launches a campaign today to mark the three year anniversary of the public flogging of Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi. He received the first 50 out of 1000 lashes on 9 January 2015 for setting up a website focused on social and political debate. In the wake of his flogging...
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Thursday, December 14, 2017
Revoking Net Neutrality Violates Freedom of Expression
Today the Federal Communications Commission voted to remove the current regulations on network neutrality. Internet service providers (ISPs) can now restrict, block or give preferential access to different internet traffic, allow users access to only some online services for free, and give...
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Friday, November 17, 2017
USA, UK and France Risk Complicity in Collective Punishment of Civilians in Yemen
The USA, UK and France must immediately cease supplying arms to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen, which is impeding humanitarian assistance of items indispensable to the survival of civilians, said Amnesty International today. According to the UN and humanitarian agencies food and...
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Monday, August 28, 2017
Amnesty International USA: Military Weapons to Local Law Enforcement a Grave Mistake
Following remarks from Attorney General Jeff Sessions stating President Trump’s intention to reverse an executive order by President Obama limiting military weapons to local law enforcement, Justin Mazzola, Amnesty International USA researcher, issued the following statement: “Today’s executive...
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Gaza: Electricity Cuts by Israeli Authorities Could Have Catastrophic Consequences
The Israeli authorities’ latest decision to slash the electricity supply to the Gaza Strip could have catastrophic humanitarian consequences for residents who have already endured a decade of suffering under Israel’s brutal blockade, Amnesty International has warned. The latest round of power cuts...
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Gaza: Electricity Cuts by Israeli Authorities Could Have Catastrophic Consequences
The Israeli authorities’ latest decision to slash the electricity supply to the Gaza Strip could have catastrophic humanitarian consequences for residents who have already endured a decade of suffering under Israel’s brutal blockade, Amnesty International has warned. The latest round of power cuts...
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Thursday, May 25, 2017
Iraq: Pentagon Probe of Mosul Airstrike Underscores Urgent Need to Protect Civilians
As the Pentagon reports on its findings following the investigation into the US-led coalition airstrike that killed at least 100 civilians in West Mosul’s Jadida neighbourhood on 17 March 2017, Samah Hadid Amnesty International’s Middle East Deputy Director of campaigns said: “The attack on the...
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Friday, April 21, 2017
Arkansas Kills Prisoner in First of Horrific Spate of Executions
Arkansas executed Ledell Lee today, the first of four prisoners scheduled to be executed before the state’s supply of lethal injections expires at the end of the month. This was the first execution in the state since 2005. Lee’s final appeals had requested DNA testing that could potentially prove...
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Monday, April 17, 2017
Supreme Court Denial Must Not Result in Deportation of Asylum-Seeking Families
The Supreme Court will not hear a case brought by more than two dozen families who have been ordered deported without having their full cases heard by an immigration judge. The families fled horrific violence and human rights abuses in Central America. Many of the families have been held for more...
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Thursday, April 13, 2017
USA: Arkansas Must Urgently Halt ‘Conveyor Belt’ of Executions
The US state of Arkansas must halt the execution of eight death row prisoners, seven of whom are due to be killed in an 11-day period this month, Amnesty International said today, highlighting legal concerns and the fact that two of the men facing death have serious mental disabilities. Arkansas...
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