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, September 12, 2019
Trump Administration's Asylum Ban Could be a Death Sentence for People Seeking Safety
Today, Amnesty International condemned the Supreme Court’s decision allowing the Trump administration’s asylum ban to temporarily proceed. Charanya Krishnaswami, the Advocacy Director for the Americas at Amnesty International USA, stated: “The asylum ban the Supreme Court has upheld could be a...
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
361 Bipartisan Elected Officials from 46 States Urge President Trump to Welcome Refugees
361 local and state elected officials from 46 states expressed their strong support for resettling refugees in their communities in a bipartisan letter sent to President Trump. The letter , supported by Amnesty International, HIAS, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), and Lutheran...
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Monday, September 09, 2019
Deal or No Deal, Brexit Poses "Serious Human Rights Concerns"
The on-going uncertainty around Brexit poses serious human rights issues, Amnesty International said today. While Amnesty does not take a position on the Referendum result or whether the UK leaves the EU with or without a deal, the human rights organization has pinpointed serious human rights...
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Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Years of Impunity for Xenophobic Crimes Driving the Latest Attacks in South Africa
The ongoing and escalating attacks against refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, and looting of foreign owned shops in South Africa, is a direct consequence of years of impunity and failures in the criminal justice system that have left this vulnerable group exposed and unprotected, Amnesty...
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Saturday, August 31, 2019
Another Weekend, Another Carnage That Could Have Been Prevented
Responding to shootings in Midland and in Odessa, Texas tonight, Ernest Coverson the campaign manager of Amnesty International USA End Gun Violence campaign said: "On yet another weekend, this country is reeling from carnage that could have been prevented. Enough is enough. We need the government...
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Thursday, August 29, 2019
Vicious Attack Against Pro-Democracy Protest Organizer in Hong Kong
Responding to an attack in Hong Kong on Thursday lunchtime against Jimmy Sham, the convenor of the Civil Human Rights Front, by masked men wielding baseball bats, Man-kei Tam, Director of Amnesty International Hong Kong, said: “This vile attack against Jimmy Sham appears to be a deliberate attempt...
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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Brazilian Government's Failures are Fueling Wildfires Across the Amazon
Responding to the news of the wildfires that have been raging in the Amazon rainforest for several weeks, Kumi Naidoo, Secretary General of Amnesty International said: “The responsibility to stop the wildfires that have been raging in the Amazon rainforest for several weeks now lies squarely with...
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Monday, August 19, 2019
Planned Parenthood Withdrawal from Title X Demonstrates Cruel Policies
Reacting to reports that Planned Parenthood will withdraw from Title X, the federal family planning program, rather than comply with a new Trump administration rule that restricts what health providers can say about abortion, Tarah Demant, director of the Gender, Sexuality and Identity Program at...
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Friday, August 16, 2019
Six Police Officers Charged Over Killing of Matthew Lee in Jamaica
Reacting to the announcement that the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), Jamaica’s independent police oversight body, presented charges against six members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) following a six-and-a-half-year investigation into the fatal shooting of Matthew Lee,...
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Thursday, August 15, 2019
Criticism of Israeli Government’s Policies Are Free Speech, Not Anti-Semitism
Responding to Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, and minister of Interior Arye Deri, denying entrance to two U.S. members of Congress and U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweets referring to the members of Congress as anti-semitic, Amnesty International Israel and Amnesty International USA...
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