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August 9, 2016

Detained Student Activist Released!

Phyoe Phyoe Aung was detained in Myanmar after helping to organize largely peaceful student protests. After 394,000 actions on h

Recent Victories

August 30, 2011

Amnesty was out in force combating former Vice President Dick Cheney's disinformation campaign, demonstrating at the Department of Justice in Washington, DC and the Today Show in New York City.

August 26, 2011
A US trial court has transferred a murder trial involving a 13-year-old to juvenile court, avoiding a possible violation of international law.
August 25, 2011

On 23 August, a Pennsylvania trial court ordered the immediate transfer of Jordan Brown’s case to a juvenile court for trial. This decision removes the risk of 13-year-old Jordan Brown being sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Such a sentence, when imposed on anyone under 18 years old at the time of the crime, violates international law.

August 25, 2011

On 23 August, a Pennsylvania trial court ordered the immediate transfer of Jordan Brown's case to a juvenile court for trial.