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, May 15, 2019
Deadly Abortion Bans Endanger Pregnant People's Lives
Responding to the Alabama Senate approving a measure on Tuesday that would outlaw almost all abortions in the state, Tarah Demant, the Director of the Gender, Sexuality and Identity Program at Amnesty International USA said: "Alabama’s vote is the latest in a string of abortion bans specifically...
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Omar al-Bashir Must Face Justice for Recent and Past Crimes
Following the announcement by Sudan’s Public Prosecutor that he will charge former president Omar al-Bashir with the recent killing of protestors, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, Seif Magango said: “While this promises to be a first step...
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Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Myanmar: Genuine Press Freedom Must Follow Release of Reuters Journalists
Responding to news of the amnesty and release of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty International’s East and Southeast Asia Director said: “Today marks an important victory for press freedom in Myanmar. The case against Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo was a travesty of...
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Thursday, May 02, 2019
Department of Defense Must Conduct Meaningful, Thorough, Independent Investigation into Civilian Casualties
Responding to the United States Department of Defense report to Congress on civilian casualties from US military operations, Daphne Eviatar, the Director of Security With Human Rights at Amnesty International USA said: “The latest report is a welcome step for accountability for civilian casualties...
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Monday, April 29, 2019
Ahead of Defense Department Reporting Deadline, Amnesty USA Calls for Accountability for Global Civilian Deaths
Ahead of the May 1 deadline for the United States Department of Defense to report back to Congress on civilian casualties from US military operations, Daphne Eviatar, the Director of Security With Human Rights at Amnesty International USA said: "We hope to finally see an honest assessment of the...
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Friday, April 26, 2019
50 “Refugees Welcome” Resolutions Passed in Cities and Schools Across the Country
With the passage of a resolution in Westwood, Massachusetts, 50 cities, universities, colleges, and high schools across the country have officially passed resolutions welcoming refugees in their community. Amnesty International members across the country have worked with community leaders,...
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Friday, April 26, 2019
The Trump Administration Dangerously Weakens Arms Sales Protections
Reacting to reports that the US may withdraw its signature from the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), Adotei Akwei, the Deputy Director for Advocacy and Government Relations for Amnesty International USA said: “This announcement is a misguided blow to efforts to promote international peace and security. The...
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Thursday, April 25, 2019
Unprecedented Investigation Reveals US-led Coalition Killed More Than 1,600 Civilians in Raqqa ‘Death Trap’
The US-led military Coalition must end almost two years of denial about the massive civilian death toll and destruction it unleashed in the Syrian city of Raqqa, Amnesty International and Airwars said today as they launched a new data project on the offensive to oust the armed group calling itself...
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Friday, April 19, 2019
Turkey: Love Wins as ‘Outrageous Ban’ on All LGBTI Events in Ankara Is Lifted
Reacting to the news that an Ankara administrative appeals court has today lifted the blanket ban on all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex events in place in the capital since November 2017, Fotis Filippou, Campaigns Director for Europe at Amnesty International said: “This is a...
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Attorney General Announcement on Asylum-Seekers is Heartless and Cruel
Following the attorney general’s decision that individuals who seek asylum after crossing between ports of entry and pass their initial credible fear test will not be eligible for bond and could be detained indefinitely if not released on humanitarian parole, Charanya Krishnaswami, Americas...
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