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U.S. Government Must Pursue Accountability for Atrocities, Crimes Against Humanity in Myanmar

The U.S. Department of State announced today the conclusion of its investigation on the crimes committed against the Rohingya in Rakhine State. In response, Francisco Bencosme, advocacy manager for Asia-Pacific at Amnesty International USA issued this statement: “While it is important that the State Department undertook this initiative, the report failed to make a …

Amnesty International USA Issues Rare Call for a Halt on Kavanaugh Nomination

Amnesty International USA today called on a halt to a vote on President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States unless and until any information relevant to Kavanaugh’s possible involvement in human rights violations—including in relation to the U.S. government’s use of torture and other forms of ill-treatment, such as during the …

Italy: A new underhand tactic for ending work of NGO rescue ship will cost lives

Responding to news that the Panama Maritime Authority revoked the registration of the search and rescue ship, Aquarius, operated by SOS Mediterranée and Médecins Sans Frontières, reportedly after pressure from the Italian government, Elisa di Pieri Amnesty International’s Europe Researcher said: “After closing its ports and seizing NGO ships, it now appears that Italian authorities have …


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