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Trump Continues to Sideline Human Rights in Remarks to UN

Responding to President Donald Trump’s remarks at the United Nations General Assembly, Margaret Huang, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, stated: “President Trump continues to attack human rights not only within his own country, but also within the UN system built specifically to protect and promote human rights. “The US should be building up, not …

France: Criminal conviction for a tweet will have chilling effect on migrant rights defenders

Following the conviction of Loan Torondel, a human rights defender charged with defamation for a tweeted photograph of policemen standing over one of the many people systematically evicted from informal camps in Calais, Nicolas Krameyer, Programme Manager at Amnesty International France, said: “This is outrageous decision sets a dangerous precedent for anybody attempting to document the disproportionate …

UN: ‘Wanted for mass murder’ posters target Myanmar’s top general

“Wanted” pictures of Min Aung Hlaing, the Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar military who oversaw atrocities against the country’s Rohingya population, were posted around New York overnight, as part of Amnesty International’s campaign for accountability in Myanmar. World leaders, including representatives from Myanmar’s government, are meeting in New York this week for the 73rdsession of the …

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