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, May 18, 2018
Amnesty International USA Responds to Shooting at Santa Fe High School
The following statement can be attributed to Victoria Coy, end gun violence campaign manager at Amnesty International USA: “Once again, we are devastated to hear of another school shooting. Our thoughts are with the victims and families of this attack. When teenagers cannot live their lives without...
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Thursday, May 17, 2018
In Haspel Confirmation, US Moves Beyond Impunity to Reward Torture
Reacting to news that Gina Haspel was confirmed for the role of Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Daphne Eviatar, Director of Security with Human Rights at Amnesty International USA stated: “For more than a decade, the United States has failed to ensure truth, accountability, and access...
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Amnesty International USA Responds to Gina Haspel Confirmation as CIA Director
The following can be attributed to Daphne Eviatar, Director of Security with Human Rights at Amnesty International USA: “Due to the overwhelming public evidence suggesting Haspel’s participation and compliance with crimes including torture, enforced disappearance, and obstruction of justice, Haspel...
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Amnesty International USA Calls on Senators Not to Confirm Haspel
Reacting to news that Gina Haspel has received support from Democratic Sen. Warner for the role of CIA Director, Daphne Eviatar, Director of Security with Human Rights at Amnesty International USA stated: “Due to the overwhelming public evidence suggesting Haspel’s participation and compliance with...
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Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Release of U.S. Prisoners in North Korea Highlights Pressing Human Rights Concerns
Three U.S. citizens – Kim Dong-chul, Kim Hak-song, and Kim Sang-duk –have been recently released by North Korea after spending months behind bars without a fair trial. Francisco Bencosme, advocacy manager for Asia Pacific at Amnesty International USA, issued the following statement: “While we...
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Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Amnesty International USA Calls for the Senate to Vote Against Haspel’s Appointment as CIA Director
In advance of today’s hearing before the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Gina Haspel’s nomination to Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Amnesty is calling on the Committee to vote No. “Ever since President Trump nominated Gina Haspel to become CIA Director, we...
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Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Separating Asylum-Seeking Families Violates International Law
The U.S. government must stop separating asylum-seeking parents from their children and denying them access to asylum procedures through prolonged detention, said Amnesty International today in response to reports of the Department of Homeland Security’s adoption of a draconian family separation...
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Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Amnesty International USA Stands Against Policy of New Detainees to Guantanamo
Reacting to news that U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has provided the White House updated guidance on criteria for transferring new individuals to the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba, Daphne Eviatar, Director of Security with Human Rights at Amnesty International USA stated: “Although so...
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Friday, April 27, 2018
Israel: Arms Embargo Needed as Military Unlawfully Kills and Maims Gaza Protesters
Israel is carrying out a murderous assault against protesting Palestinians, with its armed forces killing and maiming demonstrators who pose no imminent threat to them, Amnesty International revealed today, based on its latest research, as the “Great March of Return” protests continued in the Gaza...
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Friday, April 27, 2018
El Salvador: Failure to Decriminalize Abortion is a Terrible Blow to Human Rights
The failure to pass a reform to decriminalize abortion during El Salvador’s latest legislative cycle is a sickening step backwards for human rights, said Amnesty International today. “El Salvador’s lawmakers have blood on their hands after declining to even discuss the reform to decriminalize...
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