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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Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Haiti: Authorities Must Avoid Excessive Use of Force During Protests
In response to the violence in Haiti following the Petrocaribe protests, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International, said: “Amnesty International is concerned about the unrest in Haiti following several citizen protests demanding transparency in relation to the use of...
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018
US Government Endangers Asylum Seekers with Unlawful Policies
Unlawful US border policies are leaving thousands of asylum seekers stranded in Mexico, where they are facing threats of deportation to their countries of origin, where they potentially face serious harm, Amnesty International said Monday following a research mission last week. Conditions could...
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Twenty-Nine Families Ordered Released from Dilley Detention Center
In an extraordinary move, twenty-nine families seeking a better life have been ordered released from the South Texas Family Residential Center in the town of Dilley, including Gloria and her daughter Devora, Julieta and her son Ezdras, Monica and her son Jafeth, and Britany and her children Gerry...
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Court Grants Temporary Relief to Desperate Families Seeking Asylum
In response to a court decision temporarily blocking the Trump administration from denying asylum to people seeking protection arriving between ports of entry, Amnesty International USA executive director Margaret Huang issued this statement: “It is unlawful and cruel to deny protection to...
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Monday, November 19, 2018
This World Children’s Day, Children Must be Safe and Free from Detention
Ahead of World Children’s Day on November 20, Amnesty International is calling for all children currently being held at the Dilley Detention Center to be freed with their families, and for the USA to end its plan of expanding family detention centers. The South Texas Family Residential Center in...
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Friday, November 16, 2018
UN: Hodeidah’s Embattled Civilians on a Knife-Edge as Security Council Discusses Yemen
Petrified civilians in Hodeidah face a likely onslaught unless the UN Security Council acts today to press the warring parties in Yemen to protect them and ensure full humanitarian access, Amnesty International said. The Security Council will discuss Yemen’s conflict and humanitarian crisis at 3PM...
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Friday, November 16, 2018
Cambodia: Genocide Verdict is Bitter, Belated Justice
Responding to the guilty verdict handed to Khmer Rouge cadres Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) today, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for East and Southeast Asia, said: “Today’s verdict hopefully brings some...
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Monday, November 12, 2018
Cruel European Migration Policies Leave Refugees Trapped in Libya With No Way Out
A year after shocking images purporting to show human beings being bought and sold in Libya caused a global outcry, the situation for migrants and refugees in the country remains bleak and in some respects has worsened, said Amnesty International. Findings published by the organization today...
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Monday, November 12, 2018
Yemen: Eyewitness Describes Terrifying Scenes as Explosions Rock Hospital in Central Hodeidah
Hundreds of medical workers and patients, including a malnourished woman carrying her daughter in a surgical robe and a man still hooked up to a catheter, fled in terror as a series of large explosions rocked a hospital in central Hodeidah yesterday, according to an eyewitness who spoke to Amnesty...
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Monday, November 05, 2018
Cameroon: 70 Schoolchildren Taken in Mass Abduction Must Be Freed
Following the abduction of at least 70 schoolchildren in Cameroon’s Anglophone region, Samira Daoud, Amnesty International Deputy regional director for West and Central Africa said: “These appalling abductions show just how general population is paying the highest price as violence escalates in the...
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