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, July 12, 2018
Disappearances and Torture in Southern Yemen Detention Facilities Must Be Investigated as War Crimes
Justice remains elusive a year after a network of secret prisons was first exposed in southern Yemen, Amnesty International said in a new report today that documents egregious violations going unchecked, including systemic enforced disappearance and torture and other ill-treatment amounting to war...
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Thursday, July 12, 2018
Amnesty International Calls on Both Trump and May to Address Human Rights Failings During President’s UK Trip
Ahead of President Trump’s visit to the UK this week, Amnesty International is calling for Theresa May to “stand up to Trump” and to put the Anglo-American diplomatic relationship on a new “intelligently critical” footing. Amnesty International UK called on the Prime Minister to take up key human...
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Amnesty International Calls for the release of Toffiq al-Bihani and the closure of Guantanamo Bay
As arguments begin in the case of Toffiq al-Bihani and ten others seeking release from arbitrary detention in Guantanamo Bay, Amnesty International reiterated its call for their release and the closure of the facility. “It is unconscionable that Mr. al-Bihani remains imprisoned without charge or...
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Friday, July 06, 2018
Turkey: Conviction of Six Zaman Journalists “Sends Further Shock Through an Already Devastated Media Landscape”
Following the sentencing of six former columnists and editors of the shuttered Zaman newspaper to jail terms of between eight-and-a-half and ten-and-a-half years, and the acquittal of five others, Fotis Filippou, Amnesty International’s Campaign Director for Europe said: "Yet again, journalists...
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Monday, July 02, 2018
Syria: Civilians in Daraa trapped as attacks intensify
Civilians in Syria’s southern Daraa province are facing death and destruction as the government ramps up a merciless campaign of indiscriminate artillery shelling and air strikes that include repeated attacks on hospitals, Amnesty International said today. The organization has urged the Jordanian...
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Amnesty International USA Reaction to Supreme Court Decision on Muslim Ban
The following can be attributed to Ryan Mace, Grassroots Advocacy & Refugee Specialist at Amnesty International USA: “This hateful policy is a catastrophe all around – not only for those who simply want to travel, work, or study here in the States, but for those seeking safety from violence as...
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Monday, June 25, 2018
Syrian Refugees Must Not Be Abandoned by Jordan
Responding to the news that the Jordanian government has said it will not accept any more refugees fleeing a new offensive in southern Syria, Mouna Elkekhia, Amnesty International’s Advisor on Refugee and Migrant Rights, said: “People fleeing war in Syria are in a desperate life-or-death situation...
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Executive Order Imprisons Families Indefinitely, Inflicts Further Harm on Children
President Trump signed an executive order today mandating for children to stay with their parents in detention while their asylum claims are processed. This executive order seeks to modify the Flores Agreement, which states that children should not be held in detention for more than 20 days. Denise...
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Welcoming Refugees and Asylum-Seekers: Every Person Can Make A Difference This World Refugee Day
This World Refugee Day, Amnesty International USA is calling on all people living in the United States to welcome refugees and asylum-seekers into their communities. While some elected leaders would have us believe that those seeking safety do not deserve to be welcomed here in the United States,...
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
USA Leaves the UN Human Rights Council
Following the announcement that the United States will leave the United Nations Human Rights Council, Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, said: “Once again President Trump is showing his complete disregard for the fundamental rights and freedoms the US claims to uphold. While...
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