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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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Congress Should Immediately Pass the Assault Weapons Ban
In advance of today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on the impact of assault weapons, Amnesty International USA submitted this statement urging approval of the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 (H.R. 1296). Amnesty International USA’s deputy director of advocacy and government relations, Adotei Akwei...
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
World Leaders Must Act To Stop Egyptian President al-Sisi's Repressive Crackdown
Ahead of further protests expected on Friday, world leaders must confront President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and utterly condemn the crackdown he has waged to counter the outbreak of protests in recent days, said Amnesty International as heads of state meet at the UN General Assembly in New York this...
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Monday, September 23, 2019
Amnesty International USA Testifies Before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Regarding Limitations on Accessing Asylum in the U.S.
On Tuesday, September 24, Amnesty International USA, RAICES, the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, and the National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council 119 will testify on recent cruel and inhumane policies, regulations, and practices by the United States that are intended to...
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Friday, September 20, 2019
Amnesty International USA to Mark Anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi Killing With Renewed Calls For Investigation
October 2, 2019 marks one year since Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian journalist who went into self-exile in the United States, entered into a Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain marriage documents, never to be seen again. Questions still remain about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi and a credible...
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Thursday, September 19, 2019
Israel Ramps Up Assault on Civil Society With Chilling Raid on Palestinian NGO Addameer
An overnight raid on the offices of a prominent Palestinian human rights organization is the latest attack on civil society in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) by Israeli authorities, said Amnesty International today. At around 2am this morning, Israeli forces ransacked the offices in...
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Greta Thunberg and Fridays for Future Receive Amnesty International’s Top Honor
Climate change activist Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future movement of school-children have been honored with Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2019, the human rights organization announced today. The awards ceremony took place in Washington D.C., USA, while further...
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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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