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Use of Federal Court for Terror Suspect Underlines Need to Close Guantánamo

  CONTACT: Mandy Simon, [email protected] WASHINGTON – Following reports that the Trump administration is using federal court system rather than the military commissions at Guantánamo to try Ali Charaf Damache, Elizabeth Beavers, Senior Campaigner for Amnesty International USA’s Security and Human Rights program, issued the following statement: “The decision to try Damache in federal court … Continued

Turkey: International pressure mounts on Turkey as world leaders demand release of jailed activists

Just days after six human rights defenders were remanded in pre-trial custody in Turkey, the European Commission has joined governments and world leaders, including Angela Merkel, to demand their immediate and unconditional release.

Worldwide Superstar Ed Sheeran to Play in the Largest Global Festival Ever Held…In a Living Room

With just two months to go, Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds have announced that Ed Sheeran ​is delighted to play in their global concert series ​Give a Home​. Taking place in cities all over the world on 20 September 2017, Sheeran’s announcement comes just ahead of the next bulk of additional major artists to be announced in early August.

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