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, June 12, 2019
Mistrial in Case of Dr. Scott Warren, Prosecution Must Drop Charges
On June 11, 2019, after the two-week criminal trial of humanitarian volunteer Dr. Scott Warren ended in a mistrial, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International, said: “The mistrial in the case of Dr. Scott Warren sends a clear message that there are people in the USA who refuse...
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Monday, June 10, 2019
Despicable Killings of Civilians in Mali Must Be Investigated
Following the reported unlawful killings of nearly 100 people in an attack on a village in central Mali, Marie-Evelyne Petrus Barry, Amnesty International’s West and Central Africa director said: “This despicable killing of civilians in Mali is the latest episode of a spiral of violence which hit...
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Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Reported Cuts to Essential Services for Unaccompanied Children in Federal Shelters are “Unconscionable”
The Trump Administration reportedly will suspend English classes, legal aid, and recreational programs to unaccompanied migrant and asylum-seeking children detained in federally-run detention centers. The following can be attributed to Denise Bell, researcher for refugee and migrant rights at...
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Friday, May 31, 2019
U.S.-led Coalition Admission of 1,300 Civilian Deaths in Iraq and Syria
Responding to today’s announcement by the U.S.-led Coalition that at least 1,302 civilians have been unintentionally killed by Coalition strikes in Syria and Iraq between August 2014 and the end of April 2019, Amnesty International’s Senior Crisis Response Adviser Donatella Rovera said: “While all...
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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Trump Administration May Block Asylum to Central Americans
The Trump administration is reportedly considering barring anyone who transits through a third country from seeking asylum at the US southern border. Such a policy would effectively block anyone other than Mexicans and Canadians from seeking asylum in the United States. In response, Charanya...
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Thursday, May 30, 2019
New Hampshire Repeals the Death Penalty
Reacting to news that the New Hampshire legislature has voted to repeal the death penalty, Kristina Roth, Senior Program Officer at Amnesty International USA stated: “We welcome this outstanding news. With this vote, New Hampshire will become the 21 st state to have abandoned the death penalty...
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Military in Myanmar Commits War Crimes in Latest Operation in Rakhine State
Following a recent investigation in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, Amnesty International has gathered new evidence that the Myanmar military is committing war crimes and other human rights violations. The military operation is ongoing, raising the prospect of additional crimes being committed. The new...
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Ban on Gay Dating App Grindr a Blow for Sexual Rights and Freedom in Lebanon
Responding to a decision by Lebanon’s Telecommunications Ministry to block access to the app, Grindr, which is mainly used by gay and trans men, Amnesty International’s Middle East Research Director Lynn Maalouf said: “The decision to ban Grindr in Lebanon is a deeply regressive step and a blow for...
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Thursday, May 23, 2019
We Remember Tiananmen, the 30th Anniversary of the Pro-Democracy Protests
To commemorate the anniversary of the killings of pro-democracy protesters on Tiananmen Square on June 4, Amnesty International USA will be showcasing the issue of human rights in China with a series of events and outreach initiatives around Washington D.C. To date, there is no public remembrance...
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
USA: Authorities Must Stop Criminalizing Humanitarian Aid
The U.S. Department of Justice should immediately drop all criminal charges against humanitarian volunteer Scott Warren and stop criminalizing humanitarian aid, Amnesty International said today. “The U.S. government is legally required to prevent the arbitrary deaths of migrants and asylum seekers...
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