Amnesty International - USA

Amnesty International is a global movement of millions of people demanding human rights for all people – no matter who they are or where they are. We are the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization.

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Thursday, April 25, 2019
Unprecedented Investigation Reveals US-led Coalition Killed More Than 1,600 Civilians in Raqqa ‘Death Trap’
The US-led military Coalition must end almost two years of denial about the massive civilian death toll and destruction it unleashed in the Syrian city of Raqqa, Amnesty International and Airwars said today as they launched a new data project on the offensive to oust the armed group calling itself...
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Friday, April 19, 2019
Turkey: Love Wins as ‘Outrageous Ban’ on All LGBTI Events in Ankara Is Lifted
Reacting to the news that an Ankara administrative appeals court has today lifted the blanket ban on all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex events in place in the capital since November 2017, Fotis Filippou, Campaigns Director for Europe at Amnesty International said: “This is a...
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Attorney General Announcement on Asylum-Seekers is Heartless and Cruel
Following the attorney general’s decision that individuals who seek asylum after crossing between ports of entry and pass their initial credible fear test will not be eligible for bond and could be detained indefinitely if not released on humanitarian parole, Charanya Krishnaswami, Americas...
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Monday, April 15, 2019
Nicaragua: State Must Put an End to a Year of Brutal Repression
Ahead of the first anniversary of the Nicaraguan government’s violent crackdown on protests over social security reforms on 18 April 2018 – the beginning of a dark chapter of state repression that continues to this day – Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International, said: “...
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Friday, April 12, 2019
Afghanistan: ICC Refuses to Authorize Investigation, Caving Into USA Threats
The International Criminal Court’s decision not to authorize an investigation into crimes committed in Afghanistan under international law marks a shocking abandonment of victims and will further weaken the court’s credibility, Amnesty International said today. The ICC’s decision comes just days...
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Thursday, April 11, 2019
Amnesty International US and Canada Directors Condemn Proposals to Restrict Refugee Protection in Canada for Claimants Coming Through the United States
Amnesty International is deeply concerned that the US government, at the request of the Canadian government, is considering altering an agreement that would make it more likely that refugees seeking asylum in Canada would be returned to the United States. This week, the Canadian government also...
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Israel/OPT: Reversal of Airbnb Ban on Illegal Settlement Listings Deeply Shameful
Responding to Airbnb’s announcement that they will no longer be removing all listings in illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank following a class action lawsuit by Israeli lawyers, Amnesty International’s Business and Human Rights Researcher, Mark Dummett said: “Airbnb’s decision to continue...
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Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Amnesty International: Independent UN Investigation Only Path to Accountability for Khashoggi Killing
While Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that 16 Saudis would be barred form entering the United States in response to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Amnesty International reiterated its call for an independent investigation into his death. “If the United States is serious about...
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Monday, April 08, 2019
Federal Court Orders U.S. to Abandon ‘Remain in Mexico’ Plan
A federal court has issued a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” plan, temporarily blocking the policy. Also known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, this plan forces asylum-seekers who have reached the US from Mexico to stay in Mexico while their claims...
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Wednesday, April 03, 2019
The 24th Annual ‘Get on the Bus’ Event Draws Hundreds of Human Rights Activists to NYC
On Friday, April 5th, human rights activists of all ages will travel to New York City to participate in Amnesty International USA’s 24 th annual "Get on the Bus for Human Rights" event, a day of human rights education and activism. “For 24 years, dedicated activists have been mobilizing their...
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