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, November 14, 2019
Amnesty International USA Stands With Santa Clarita Community in School Shooting, Calls for Meaningful Gun Violence Prevention
Responding to reports of a school shooting today in California, Ernest Coverson, campaign manager for the End Gun Violence Campaign at Amnesty International USA said: "No child should ever go to school with the fear of never coming home again. The gun violence in this country is a human rights...
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Categorizing Feminism, Atheism, Homosexuality as Crimes Exposes Saudi Arabia's Dangerous Intolerance
Responding to an official announcement and a promotional video published by Saudi Arabia’s state security agency which categorizes feminism, homosexuality and atheism as "extremist ideas," Heba Morayef, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Director, said: “The Saudi state security...
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Thursday, November 07, 2019
Iranian Tear Gas Grenades Among Those Causing Gruesome Protester Deaths in Iraq
UPDATE to press release of October 31, 2019 : Amnesty International has conducted further research into the 40mm “less lethal” grenades killing protesters during the recent violence in Baghdad. The new analysis showed that, in addition to the Serbian Sloboda Ĉaĉak M99 grenades already identified, a...
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Thursday, November 07, 2019
Amnesty International USA on SCOTUS Hernández Hearing: Justice is Not a Privilege, It is a Right
As the Supreme Court of the United States prepares to hear arguments on November 12 in the case of Hernandez v. Mesa, which concerns the killing of fifteen-year-old Sergio Hernández, by Jesus Mesa, Jr., a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent, Amnesty International USA, along with the Center for...
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Monday, November 04, 2019
A Dark Day for Press Freedom in Turkey After Politically Motivated Trial Injustice
Following a trial court’s decision to sentence Nazlı Ilıcak and Ahmet Altan to 10-and-a-half, and 8 years and 9 months in prison, on ludicrous charges of “knowingly and willingly assisting a terrorist organization,” Sara Hall, Deputy Regional Director of Campaigns for Amnesty International, said: “...
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Monday, November 04, 2019
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Will Examine Gun Violence in the U.S.
Amnesty International USA announced today that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will be conducting a hearing on November 12, focusing on survivors of gun violence in the United States. The hearing was requested by Amnesty International USA, the Whitney R. Harris World Law...
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Friday, November 01, 2019
Hundreds in Turkey Arrested in Crackdown on Critics of Military Offensive in Syria
Note: Spokespeople are available for comment in Washington D.C. Hundreds of people have been detained in Turkey for commenting or reporting on Turkey’s recent military offensive in northeast Syria and are facing absurd criminal charges as the government intensifies its crackdown on critical voices...
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Scores of Activists Targeted with NSO Spyware on WhatsApp
Responding to a statement by WhatsApp on Tuesday that spyware produced by the Israeli firm NSO Group was used to target more than 100 human rights activists, Danna Ingleton, Deputy Director of Amnesty Tech, said: “These latest revelations underscore that NSO Group continues to profit from its...
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Thursday, October 24, 2019
Amnesty International Global Delegation to Brief Press During Mission to U.S. Southern Border
A global delegation of Amnesty International country directors will brief press on its mission to monitor the impact of anti-asylum policies at the border, including the so-called 'Remain in Mexico' policy, and its recent expansion through the construction of secretive tent courts that hear...
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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
18 Leaders Arrested Today at the Capitol While Protesting Trump Administration’s Destruction of the Refugee Resettlement Program
In response to the Trump Administration’s continued assault on the U.S. refugee resettlement program, 18 leaders from the nation’s leading faith and human rights organizations, as well as a former State Department official, were arrested on Capitol Hill as part of the first ever act of civil...
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