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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Monday, March 25, 2019
Trump Administration Reckless in Recognizing Israel Sovereignty Over Golan Heights
Condemning today’s announcement that the U.S. is recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, Philippe Nassif, Middle East advocacy director at Amnesty International USA, made the following statement: “The decision to recognize the Syrian Golan Heights as Israeli territory is...
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Monday, March 25, 2019
Yemen: Four Years On, Fears of Further Violations With No End in Sight to Brutal Conflict
All warring parties in Yemen continue to inflict unimaginable suffering on the civilian population, Amnesty International said today on the fourth anniversary of the devastating conflict. Since the Saudi and UAE-led coalition’s bombardment of Yemen began in March 2015, Amnesty International has...
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Bosnia-Herzegovina: Karadžić Life Sentence Sends Powerful Message to the World
Responding to the decision by the Appeals Chamber of the International Residual Mechanisms for Criminal Tribunals to increase Radovan Karadžić’s sentence to life imprisonment for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, Amnesty International’s Europe Deputy Director, Massimo Moratti, said...
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Friday, March 15, 2019
New Zealand: Mosque Attacks are a Moment of Reckoning for the Politics of Demonization
The horrific attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which shooters killed 49 people and injured at least 48 more, is a devastating reminder of the consequences of letting hatred and demonization go unchecked, Amnesty International said today. The organization’s Secretary General...
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Friday, March 15, 2019
Trump Administration Attempts to Thwart International Criminal Court Investigators
Responding to reports that the U.S. will restrict visas for International Criminal Court personnel looking into the U.S. military personnel actions in Afghanistan, Daniel Balson, Advocacy Director at Amnesty International USA stated: “This announcement is the latest attack on international justice...
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Thursday, March 14, 2019
Amnesty International Stands in Solidarity With School Strike for Climate
Amnesty International today warned that the failure of governments to tackle climate change could amount to the greatest inter-generational human rights violation in history, as it welcomes a global day of school strikes against climate change planned for Friday, March 15 by young people. “Amnesty...
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Thursday, March 14, 2019
Saudi Arabia: Women Activists Persecuted Under Bogus Charges
The prosecution of 11 women activists before a Criminal Court in Riyadh for their human rights work and contact with international organizations is an appalling escalation of the Saudi authorities’ crackdown on peaceful activism, Amnesty International said today. Some of the women were charged with...
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Trump Administration Undermines State Department’s Human Rights Report
In response to the U.S. State Department releasing its second human rights report compiled under the Trump administration, Joanne Lin, national director of advocacy and governmental relations at Amnesty International USA, issued this statement: “Today’s report documents alarming shifts around the...
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Brazil: Arrests are First Sign of Progress in Investigation Into Killing of Marielle Franco
Responding to reports that Brazilian police have arrested two men in Rio de Janeiro over the killing of human rights defender Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Gomes on 14 March 2018, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International, said: “This week marks one year since...
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Thursday, March 07, 2019
Amnesty Response to Reports of Surveillance on Journalists and Immigration Advocates on the US-Mexico Border
According to reports, the United States government is tracking and investigating journalists and immigration advocates believed to have supported or documented the situations of asylum-seekers and migrants at the US-Mexico border. Leaked documents reveal a list including US citizens, organizers...
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