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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Wednesday, December 19, 2018
US Must Allow Survivors of Domestic Violence and Gang Violence to Seek Asylum
Judge Emmet Sullivan, on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, today struck down a decision instituted by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions that made it almost impossible for victims of domestic and gang violence to seek asylum in the United States. Reacting to the order,...
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Monday, December 17, 2018
Amnesty Welcomes Reports of an End to Dragonfly
Responding to media reports that Google will shut down Dragonfly, its censored search app for China, Amnesty International’s Secretary General Kumi Naidoo said: “Media reports that Google is shelving Dragonfly follow intense criticism of the project from human rights groups and Google’s own staff...
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Friday, December 14, 2018
Up to 100 Civilians Shot and Burnt Alive as UN Peacekeepers Leave Posts in Alindao
The United Nations must carry out a thorough investigation into UN peacekeeping troops’ response to a recent attack that killed as many as 100 civilians in a displaced persons camp in the Central African Republic, Amnesty International said today in a new report . According to multiple eyewitnesses...
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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Ceasefire in Hodeidah Brings Long-Awaited Glimmer of Hope to Millions in Yemen
Responding to news that the warring parties in Yemen have agreed to a ceasefire for the port city of Hodeidah, Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty International’s Middle East Director of Research said: “Today’s announcement of a ceasefire agreement in Hodeidah brings hope to millions of civilians who are heavily...
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Monday, December 10, 2018
Amnesty International USA Welcomes Announcement of Senate Human Rights Commission
Following the announcement of the Senate-based John S. McCain III Human Rights Commission, Margaret Huang, executive director of Amnesty International USA had the following response: “The announcement of this commission is a much-welcomed signal that Congress is committed to upholding human rights...
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Friday, December 07, 2018
70 Years Later, Universal Declaration of Human Rights More Relevant Than Ever
Ahead of the 70 th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), Amnesty International USA executive director Margaret Huang issued this statement: “Seventy years after its adoption, the UDHR is more relevant today than ever. Refugees face hostility around the...
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Friday, December 07, 2018
Response to Termination of Operations of Aquarius Rescue Ship From Kumi Naidoo
Responding to news from MSF and SOS Mediterranée that the Aquarius search and rescue vessel has been forced to end operations, Amnesty International’s Secretary General said: “Today, we received some very sad news. Médecins Sans Frontières and its partner SOS Méditerranée have been forced to...
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Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Iran Committing Crimes Against Humanity by Concealing Fate of Thousands of Slaughtered Political Dissidents
By concealing the fate and whereabouts of thousands of political dissidents who were forcibly disappeared and secretly executed in prison 30 years ago, Iranian authorities are continuing to commit crimes against humanity, said Amnesty International in a damning report published today. The report...
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Friday, November 30, 2018
Eritrea: Visiting US Envoy Must Demand Action on Deplorable Record of Arbitrary Detentions
US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Tibor Nagy, should demand the release of all prisoners arbitrarily detained solely for peacefully exercising their freedom of expression and freedom of belief, including Ciham Ali who also holds US citizenship, when he visits Eritrea in the...
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Thursday, November 29, 2018
Amnesty International Launches World’s Biggest Human Rights Campaign
Women human rights defenders around the world are facing unprecedented levels of abuse, intimidation and violence, said Amnesty International as it launched its global Write for Rights campaign, in a bid to shine a spotlight on brave women who have been harassed, jailed, tortured or even killed for...
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