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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Friday, April 13, 2018
Strikes Must Minimize Further Harm to Civilians in Syria
According to reports, the United States, the United Kingdom, and France have launched a strike against targets in Syria. Raed Jarrar, advocacy director for Middle East North Africa at Amnesty International USA, issued the following statement: “The people of Syria have already endured six years of...
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Thursday, April 12, 2018
Research Shows a Global Trend Towards Abolition of the Death Penalty, But More Work Remains
In its annual assessment of the death penalty , Amnesty International’s research points to a further global decrease in 2017, down from the high peaks recorded for total executions in 2015 and death sentences in 2016. According to the report that was published today, 106 countries had abolished the...
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Myanmar: Case Against Reuters Journalists Upheld as Media Restrictions Intensify
Responding to the decision by a Myanmar court to press forward with the criminal case against Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, James Gomez, Amnesty International’s Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific said: “This appalling but wholly unsurprising decision is entirely in keeping...
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Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Hundreds of Human Rights Activists Gathering in NYC for Amnesty International’s 23rd Annual ‘Get on the Bus’ Event
This Friday, April 6 , human rights activists of all ages will travel to New York City to participate in peaceful actions in front of a select group of consulate and permanent missions to the United Nations to highlight country-specific human rights violations for Amnesty International’s 23rd...
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Tuesday, April 03, 2018
President Trump’s Plans to Militarize Border Could Cost Lives
President Trump stated today that he plans to further militarize the US-Mexico border until a wall is built. He also called for a renewed push for immigration restrictions that would make it more difficult to apply for protection in the United States. Marselha Gonçalves Margerin, advocacy director...
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Violence Against Protesters and Journalists in Kurdistan Region Shows Blatant Disregard for Freedom of Expression in Iraq
Responding to eyewitness accounts of journalists and demonstrators being subjected to physical and verbal attacks by security forces in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq where there have been widespread anti-austerity protests since Sunday, Lynn Maalouf, Middle East Research Director at Amnesty...
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Alton Sterling Decision Highlights Need for US to Meet International Standards on Lethal Force
Reacting to a news conference by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry stating the Louisiana Department of Justice would not prosecute the two police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling, Kristina Roth, Senior Program Officer at Amnesty International USA stated: “The decision...
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Monday, March 26, 2018
Yemen: Huthi Missile Attack on Saudi Arabian Cities is a Possible War Crime
Responding to reports that the Huthi armed group in Yemen fired seven ballistic missiles at airports in Riyadh and other Saudi Arabian cities overnight on Sunday, killing one civilian, Samah Hadid, Middle East Deputy Director for Campaigns at Amnesty International, said: “Launching indiscriminate...
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Friday, March 23, 2018
Amnesty International Responds to Reckless Decision to Appoint John Bolton
Responding to news that John Bolton will replace H.R. McMaster as National Security Advisor, Zeke Johnson, Senior Director of Programs at Amnesty International USA, stated: "This is a reckless decision. Bolton's influence over national security policy could result in even more civilian deaths and...
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Iraq: Alarming Reports of More Than 3,000 People Facing Death Over Terror-Related Offenses
Responding to an Associated Press report that Iraqi authorities have detained or imprisoned at least 19,000 people accused of links to the armed group calling itself the Islamic State (IS) or other terror-related offenses, and sentenced more than 3,000 of them to death, Lynn Maalouf, Middle East...
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