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May 7, 2021 • Press Release

Statement on Alexei Navalny’s status as Prisoner of Conscience

Following careful evaluation Amnesty International has decided to re-designate Alexei Navalny as a “Prisoner of Conscience”. In February, Amnesty took an internal decision to stop using the “Prisoner of Conscience” …

May 6, 2021 • Press Release

Steven Donziger Hearing Showcases the Targeting and Restrictions He has Faced

Ahead of a hearing on May 10 in the case of Steven Donziger, one of the main lawyers representing Ecuadorian victims of oil dumping in a landmark case against Chevron …

May 5, 2021 • Press Release

Biden Administration Support of TRIPS Waiver is a Critical First Step, More Must Be Done Now

Responding to President Biden’s announcement that the U.S. will support a TRIPS waiver, Paul O’Brien, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, stated: “Amnesty International USA commends the Biden administration for …

May 5, 2021 • Press Release

Facebook Decision to Ban Trump Doesn’t Solve Disastrous Handling of Hateful and Violent Speech

Responding to the Facebook Oversight Board voting today to uphold Donald Trump’s ban from the platform after his account was suspended four months ago for inciting violence and stating that …

May 3, 2021 • Press Release

The United States Must Revamp Refugee Admissions as Soon as Possible

Responding to President Biden’s proposed presidential determination to admit up to 62,500 refugees this fiscal year, Joanne Lin, the National Director of Advocacy and Government Relations at Amnesty International USA, …

April 29, 2021 • Press Release

Pass PRO Act to Empower Workers, Protect Rights

The United States Senate should pass the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act), five human rights and labor groups said today in releasing a question-and-answer document about the issue. The Senate should seize on a once-in-a-generation opportunity to tackle rampant economic inequality by empowering workers and building a more just and human rights-based economy.

April 28, 2021 • Press Release

The United States Must Ban the Use, Production, and Transfer of Landmines

Amnesty International USA today joined a cohort of organizations as part of the U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines – U.S. Cluster Munition Coalition to write to President Biden urging him …

April 27, 2021 • Press Release

Amnesty International USA to Testify at Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing: Human Rights and U.S. Policy in the MENA Region Ten Years After the Arab Spring

In advance of the ten-year anniversary of uprisings in countries throughout the MENA region that became known as the “Arab Spring”, Philippe Nassif, Advocacy Director, Middle East and North Africa, …

April 23, 2021 • Press Release

ICYMI: Amnesty International USA Commends New Orleans Mayor for Launching Office of Gun Violence Prevention

This week New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced the launch of the Office of Gun Violence Prevention, which aims to fund, coordinate and evaluate local gun violence reduction and intervention programs. In response, Amnesty International USA End Gun Violence Campaign Manager Ernest Coverson released the following statement

April 20, 2021 • Report

Death penalty 2020: Despite Covid-19, some countries ruthlessly pursued death sentences and executions

The unprecedented challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic were not enough to deter 18 countries from carrying out executions in 2020, Amnesty International said today in its annual global review of …

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