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, June 26, 2018
Amnesty International USA Reaction to Supreme Court Decision on Muslim Ban
The following can be attributed to Ryan Mace, Grassroots Advocacy & Refugee Specialist at Amnesty International USA: “This hateful policy is a catastrophe all around – not only for those who simply want to travel, work, or study here in the States, but for those seeking safety from violence as...
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Monday, June 25, 2018
Syrian Refugees Must Not Be Abandoned by Jordan
Responding to the news that the Jordanian government has said it will not accept any more refugees fleeing a new offensive in southern Syria, Mouna Elkekhia, Amnesty International’s Advisor on Refugee and Migrant Rights, said: “People fleeing war in Syria are in a desperate life-or-death situation...
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Executive Order Imprisons Families Indefinitely, Inflicts Further Harm on Children
President Trump signed an executive order today mandating for children to stay with their parents in detention while their asylum claims are processed. This executive order seeks to modify the Flores Agreement, which states that children should not be held in detention for more than 20 days. Denise...
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Welcoming Refugees and Asylum-Seekers: Every Person Can Make A Difference This World Refugee Day
This World Refugee Day, Amnesty International USA is calling on all people living in the United States to welcome refugees and asylum-seekers into their communities. While some elected leaders would have us believe that those seeking safety do not deserve to be welcomed here in the United States,...
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
USA Leaves the UN Human Rights Council
Following the announcement that the United States will leave the United Nations Human Rights Council, Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, said: “Once again President Trump is showing his complete disregard for the fundamental rights and freedoms the US claims to uphold. While...
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Amnesty International USA Endorses Keep Families Together Act
Amnesty International USA is endorsing the Keep Families Together Act as introduced today in the House of Representatives by Representative Jerrold Nadler, the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee. If passed into law, this bill would end the damaging practice of family separation,...
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Monday, June 18, 2018
Policy of Separating Children From Parents Is Nothing Short of Torture
The sickening images of children cruelly separated from their parents and held in cages as a result of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ policy of ‘zero-tolerance’ will leave an indelible stain on the reputation of the USA, said Amnesty International today. “This is a spectacularly cruel policy,...
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Thursday, June 14, 2018
State of Palestine: Amnesty Staff Member Arbitrarily Detained and Tortured by Palestinian Security Officers
Responding to the arbitrary detention and beating during arrest of scores of demonstrators and bystanders, including an Amnesty International staff member, Laith Abu Zeyad, by Palestinian security forces, Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s MENA Research and Advocacy Director said: “The...
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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Yemen: Prominent Human Rights Defender Arrested
Responding to reports that Abdulrasheed al-Faqih, the Executive Director of Mwatana Organization for Human Rights, was arrested this morning while on his way to Sey’oun airport in the southern Yemeni city of Mukalla, Samah Hadid, Middle East Campaigns Director at Amnesty International, said: “...
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Honduras: Authorities Are Denying Due Process to People Arrested During Post-Election Protests
Honduran authorities have continued to violate the human rights of people arrested during last year’s post-election protests by denying their right to due process and holding them in inhumane conditions, said Amnesty International in a report released today. Protest prohibited: Use of force and...
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