State Department Must Not Neglect Women’s Rights

According to reports, the human rights bureau at the Department of State has received a directive to remove passages on women’s reproductive rights and discrimination from its annual report on global human rights. Tarah Demant, director of gender, sexuality, and identity at Amnesty International USA, issued the following statement:

Syria: Relentless bombing of civilians in Eastern Ghouta amounts to war crimes

Responding to the news of the escalating bombing campaign by the Syrian government and its ally Russia in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus Countryside which has left scores dead and hundreds injured in the past month, Amnesty International’s Diana Semaan, Syria researcher, said:

As USS Cole Trial Shuts Down, Amnesty Calls to End All Military Commissions

The Guantánamo military judge handling the case of the alleged USS Cole bomber halted the trial following months of failed attempts to get three civilian defense attorneys who resigned from the case last year to return. Amnesty International USA’s Security with Human Rights Director, Daphne Eviatar, issued the following statement: “The military commissions at Guantánamo … Continued

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