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November 13, 2020 • Press Release

“Don’t Forget These Children”: Families Belong Together Reminds Lawmakers Children Still Separated

On Monday, November 16, 2020, Families Belong Together — a national coalition fighting to permanently end family separation and incarceration under the U.S. immigration system — will hold an action …

November 10, 2020 • Press Release

Violence and Incitement Trends Are Particularly Worrying Following the US Election

In the wake of the US election, social media platforms such as Facebook are seeing a dramatic increase in violent content, including posts that seek to incite others to commit violence, Amnesty International USA said today.

November 9, 2020 • Press Release

Separated Families Must Be Reunited As Quickly as Possible

Responding to reports that the Trump Administration is unable to reunite hundreds more families than previously reported, Denise Bell, the researcher for refugee and migrant rights at Amnesty International USA …

November 9, 2020 • Press Release

Passage of California’s Prop 22 is a devastating blow to the rights of app-based workers

The passage of Proposition 22 in California is a blow to the rights of gig workers, effectively stripping them of the state’s minimum wage guarantee, paid sick leave, and other …

November 9, 2020 • Press Release

More than 1,000 people arrested in Belarus in a single day of peaceful protests

Responding to the arrest of more than 1,000 people in a single day of peaceful protest in Minsk and other Belarusian cities, Marie Struthers, Amnesty International’s Director for Eastern Europe …

November 9, 2020 • Press Release

Arms Sales to the UAE could make U.S. responsible for more deaths of civilians in Yemen and Libya

Ahead of plans by the United States to sell 18 armed aerial drones worth approximately $2.9 billion to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Philippe Nassif, the advocacy director for the …

November 9, 2020 • Press Release

United Nations Review Will Bring U.S. Human Rights Abuses to Light

As the United States’ human rights record is examined under the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review during a two-week session, which begins today, Amnesty International USA issued …

November 7, 2020 • Press Release

President-Elect Joe Biden Must Make Human Rights a Priority

Following reports that Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States of America, Amnesty International USA’s Interim Executive Director, Bob Goodfellow, released the following statement:

November 6, 2020 • Press Release

HUMAN RIGHTS SNAPSHOT: 2020 U.S. ELECTION

Good morning — This is the second in a series of morning updates from Amnesty International focused on protests and potential human rights violations occurring around and in response to …

November 5, 2020 • Press Release

Media Briefing 11/5: Monitoring Protests, Potential Human Rights Violations

Good morning — This is the first of a series of morning updates from Amnesty International focused on protests and potential human rights violations occurring around and in response to …

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