As almost 400,000 refugees flee ethnic cleansing in Myanmar, world leaders meeting at the UN General Assembly should hang their heads in shame that they have not only failed to make good on their promises to take in more refugees, but have actively dismantled refugee rights in many parts of the world.
Following the verdict in the trial of St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley in the death of Anthony Lamar Smith, Amnesty International USA urged police to exercise restraint regarding those who wish to exercise their right to peacefully protest.
On September 20, Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds will join forces to produce Give a Home, a huge global refugee concert series that will consist of 300 shows in 60 countries with top musicians from wide-ranging genres including pop, country, reggae, jazz and electronic dance music – many of whom will perform alongside refugee musicians.
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