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Pompeo announcement on Israeli Settlements Places Occupied Palestinians At Increased Risk

Responding to an announcement by the United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, that the U.S. will not consider Israeli settlements in the West Bank as illegal under international law, Amnesty International USA’s advocacy director for the Middle East and North Africa, Philippe Nassif, said: “Today, the United States government announced to the rest of …

President Trump’s Pardons Send Message That Laws Don’t Matter

Responding to reports that President Donald Trump intervened in three cases involving war crimes, issuing full pardons to two soldiers and reversing disciplinary action against another, Daphne Eviatar, director of the Security with Human Rights program at Amnesty International USA said: “President Trump’s actions send a message that laws don’t matter to this administration. Under …

President Trump’s Bullying Makes a Mockery of Asylum

Responding to a new interim final rule that seeks to implement asylum cooperative agreements between the United States, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, Charanya Krishnaswami, the advocacy director for the Americas at Amnesty International USA said: “The administration has bullied the governments of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras into signing agreements that will be deadly …

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