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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Thursday, January 17, 2019
Amnesty USA Reaction to Government Report on Family Separations
In response to a report from the Health and Human Services (HHS) inspector general’s office confirming that thousands more families were separated at the border than previously acknowledged by US authorities, Amnesty International regional researcher Brian Griffey issued the following statement: “...
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Friday, January 11, 2019
Syria: US Withdrawal Does Not Erase Coalition’s Duty Towards Raqqa’s Devastated Civilians
Reacting to today’s statement by the US-led Coalition that it has begun “the process of deliberate withdrawal” from Syria, Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty International’s Middle East Research Director, said: “It is deplorable that the US-led Coalition continues to ignore its responsibility of carrying out...
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Friday, January 11, 2019
Amnesty International Statement in Response to Closure of Tornillo Tent City
The following can be attributed to Margaret Huang, executive director of Amnesty International USA: “Warehousing thousands of children in tents for weeks and months on end has been one of the most disastrous policies of the Trump administration responding to children and families seeking safety at...
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Thursday, January 10, 2019
17 Years Later, Guantanamo Prison Remains a Threat to Human Rights
The military prison at Guantánamo Bay remains a stain on the human rights record of the United States and continues to present site for ongoing violations as long as it stays open, said Amnesty International USA on the eve of the January 11 anniversary of its opening. “When President Trump revoked...
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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Thailand: Amnesty Welcomes Saudi Woman’s Refugee Protection
Responding to news that the UN have granted refugee status to Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, an 18-year old Saudi woman, and put her forward for resettlement to Australia, Amnesty International’s Middle East Director of Campaigns Samah Hadid said: “Rahaf’s story sends an important message: people around...
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Tuesday, January 08, 2019
It’s Time To Stop Political Posturing And Protect Human Rights At The Border, Says Amnesty
In anticipation of President Trump’s address tonight on his administration’s policies toward asylum-seekers and migrants at the border, Margaret Huang, executive director of Amnesty International, issued the following statement: “The president’s persistent efforts to dehumanize asylum seekers at...
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Tuesday, January 08, 2019
Failure to Raise Human Rights During Pompeo Visit to Gulf Could Risk Increased Abuses
Amnesty International USA has sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo regarding his current tour of the Middle East, with visits to Jordan, Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait. Philippe Nassif, advocacy director for Middle East North Africa, issued...
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Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Saudi Arabia: Censorship of Netflix Is Latest Proof of Crackdown on Freedom of Expression
Responding to news that Netflix have removed an episode from a comedy show in Saudi Arabia, after officials from the Kingdom complained that it violated cyber-crime laws, Samah Hadid, Middle East Director of Campaigns at Amnesty International, said: “Saudi Arabia’s censorship of Netflix using a...
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Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Statement Responding to Another Child’s Death in Custody of Customs and Border Protection
Responding to news reports of the death of an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy in the custody of a Customs and Border Protection in New Mexico, Margaret Huang, executive director of Amnesty International USA, issued the following statement: “On this day that many of us are grateful to spend with loved...
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Wednesday, December 19, 2018
US Must Allow Survivors of Domestic Violence and Gang Violence to Seek Asylum
Judge Emmet Sullivan, on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, today struck down a decision instituted by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions that made it almost impossible for victims of domestic and gang violence to seek asylum in the United States. Reacting to the order,...
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