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Trump Administration Attacks Vital Healthcare in New Rule

Reacting to reports of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services “domestic gag rule” draft around Title X, the nation’s program for affordable birth control and reproductive health care, Tarah Demant, Director of the Gender, Sexuality, and Identity Program at Amnesty International USA stated: “This rule will be deadly. It will restrict reproductive and …

Nauru: Deterring essential medical transfers risks deadly consequences

Responding to news that the government of Nauru has passed a law severely restricting medical transfers to Australia for refugees and asylum seekers, Meghna Abraham, Director of Global Thematic Issues at Amnesty International, said: “This move by the Nauru government is a dangerous and callous act that could have deadly consequences for the women, men …

Venezuela: Hunger, punishment and fear, the formula for repression used by authorities under Nicolás Maduro

Venezuelan security forces under the command of Nicolás Maduro executed and used excessive force against people, and arbitrarily detained hundreds of others, including teenagers, in an escalation of their policy of repression as a means of controlling the people of Venezuela and particularly to punish residents of impoverished neighborhoods that decided to protest between 21 and 25 January 2019, said Amnesty International today.

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