Amnesty International - USA

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Monday, April 15, 2019
Nicaragua: State Must Put an End to a Year of Brutal Repression
Ahead of the first anniversary of the Nicaraguan government’s violent crackdown on protests over social security reforms on 18 April 2018 – the beginning of a dark chapter of state repression that continues to this day – Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International, said: “...
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Friday, April 12, 2019
Afghanistan: ICC Refuses to Authorize Investigation, Caving Into USA Threats
The International Criminal Court’s decision not to authorize an investigation into crimes committed in Afghanistan under international law marks a shocking abandonment of victims and will further weaken the court’s credibility, Amnesty International said today. The ICC’s decision comes just days...
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Thursday, April 11, 2019
Amnesty International US and Canada Directors Condemn Proposals to Restrict Refugee Protection in Canada for Claimants Coming Through the United States
Amnesty International is deeply concerned that the US government, at the request of the Canadian government, is considering altering an agreement that would make it more likely that refugees seeking asylum in Canada would be returned to the United States. This week, the Canadian government also...
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Israel/OPT: Reversal of Airbnb Ban on Illegal Settlement Listings Deeply Shameful
Responding to Airbnb’s announcement that they will no longer be removing all listings in illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank following a class action lawsuit by Israeli lawyers, Amnesty International’s Business and Human Rights Researcher, Mark Dummett said: “Airbnb’s decision to continue...
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Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Amnesty International: Independent UN Investigation Only Path to Accountability for Khashoggi Killing
While Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that 16 Saudis would be barred form entering the United States in response to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Amnesty International reiterated its call for an independent investigation into his death. “If the United States is serious about...
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Monday, April 08, 2019
Federal Court Orders U.S. to Abandon ‘Remain in Mexico’ Plan
A federal court has issued a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” plan, temporarily blocking the policy. Also known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, this plan forces asylum-seekers who have reached the US from Mexico to stay in Mexico while their claims...
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Wednesday, April 03, 2019
The 24th Annual ‘Get on the Bus’ Event Draws Hundreds of Human Rights Activists to NYC
On Friday, April 5th, human rights activists of all ages will travel to New York City to participate in Amnesty International USA’s 24 th annual "Get on the Bus for Human Rights" event, a day of human rights education and activism. “For 24 years, dedicated activists have been mobilizing their...
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Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Saudi Arabia: Six Months After the Brutal Killing of Jamal Khashoggi, There Remains ‘No Real Signs of Justice’
Marking six months since the shocking murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Samah Hadid, Amnesty International’s Middle East Director of Campaigns, said: “Six months after the extrajudicial execution of Jamal Khashoggi, there are still no real signs of justice or international accountability...
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Friday, March 29, 2019
Congress Must Reject Inhumane DHS Policy Proposals
Responding to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s letter to Congress, Charanya Krishnaswami, Americas Advocacy Director at Amnesty International USA stated: “Secretary Nielsen is ready to exploit the vulnerable situations of families in order to send a loud message to the...
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Thursday, March 28, 2019
Facebook Must Help ‘Lead Fight Against Hate Speech Online’
Responding to the news that Facebook will no longer allow content supporting white nationalism and white separatism to be published, Tanya O’Carroll, Director of Amnesty International Tech, said: “As the world’s largest social media network, Facebook must help to lead the fight against the spread...
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