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May 29, 2023 • Press Release

Global: Misuse of Tear Gas Killing and Injuring Protesters Worldwide – Updated Interactive Website

The horrific misuse of tear gas by security forces during brutal crackdowns on protests in Iran, Peru and Sri Lanka last year are among many new incidents detailed in Amnesty International’s updated Tear Gas: An Investigation.

May 25, 2023 • Press Release

Afghanistan: Taliban’s Treatment of Women and Girls Should Be Investigated as the Crime Against Humanity of Gender Persecution – New Report

The Taliban’s severe restrictions and unlawful crackdown on women and girls’ rights should be investigated as possible crimes under international law, including the crime against humanity of gender persecution, Amnesty International and the International Commission of Jurists said today in a new report.

May 25, 2023 • Press Release

Peru: Senior Officials Should Face Investigation Over Widespread Lethal Attacks By Security Forces

Peru’s Attorney General’s Office should investigate all those, up to the highest level, who ordered or tolerated the illegitimate use of lethal force by security forces that resulted in 49 deaths during the protests from December to February, Amnesty International said today in a new report.

May 18, 2023 • Press Release

Joint Delegation Report Details Harms of Biden’s New Asylum Ban

The report details the abysmal conditions, grave harms, and barriers to protection suffered by people who are now waiting to seek asylum as the Biden administration begins implementation of its new asylum ban.

May 17, 2023 • Press Release

Amnesty International USA Applauds Minnesota’s New Common-Sense Gun Legislation

The Minnesota legislature has taken great steps in addressing gun violence.

May 17, 2023 • Report

Ukraine Organizational Report: Key Findings and Learnings related to the August 4 press release on Ukraine

ARMED CONFLICT MESSAGE FROM AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL BOARD ON THE RELEASE OF THE UKRAINE ORGANIZATIONAL REPORT: The International Board shares today the Ukraine Organizational Report which consolidates the learnings and recommendations …

May 16, 2023 • Press Release

DEATH PENALTY 2022: Recorded Executions Skyrocket to Highest Figure in Five Years

Recorded executions in 2022 reached the highest figure in five years, as the Middle East and North Africa’s most notorious executioners carried out killing sprees, Amnesty International said today as it released its annual review of the death penalty.

May 12, 2023 • Press Release

At Border, Humanitarian Delegation Witnesses an End of Title 42 Without Chaos and Cruelty of New Asylum Ban

A delegation bore witness to Title 42 and the implementation of number of punitive policies along the border, including a new asylum ban.

May 12, 2023 • Press Release

Report-out from Delegation of Civil and Human Rights Leaders Visiting US-Mexico Border

On Friday, May 12, at 1 pm CT/2 pm ET, members of a senior delegation of human rights leaders led by the Haitian Bridge Alliance will brief reporters on their trip to the U.S.-Mexico border during the lifting of Title 42 and replacement with a new Biden administration asylum ban.

May 9, 2023 • Press Release

Global: Amnesty International Calls For Universal Social Protection, As Overlapping Crises Leave Hundreds of Millions Facing Disaster

Amnesty International is today calling for social security to be made available to everyone worldwide after a series of crises exposed huge gaps in state support and protection systems, leaving hundreds of millions facing hunger or trapped in a cycle of poverty and deprivation.

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