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November 23, 2022 • Press Release

Journalists And Independent Monitors Being Silenced To Stifle Reporting Of Protests – New Report

The Russian authorities have developed a sophisticated system of restrictions and severe reprisals to crush public protests, which extends to suppressing any reporting of them by journalists and independent monitors. Restrictions have increased since the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, and the unbridled repression of the anti-war movement virtually precludes public protest and any sharing of information about it, said Amnesty International in a new report published today.

November 23, 2022 • Press Release

We Have Become a Nation of Gun Violence

Congress has a duty to the American people to act for human rights and ensure that guns don’t end up in the hands of those likely to misuse them. We stand with victims’ families and survivors, and join our partners in the gun violence prevention community in demanding action.

November 17, 2022 • Press Release

Amnesty International USA Calls on Incoming Congress to Respect Human Rights and on Current Congress to Pass Key Legislation Immediately

Amnesty International USA’s executive director, Paul O’Brien, released the following statement in response to the results of the U.S. Congressional election: “We call on the incoming Congress to respect human rights, both within the U.S. and around the world. It is absolutely crucial that the U.S. government respect, protect and fulfill the human rights of all people, without discrimination of any kind. That includes the right to abortion, the right to live free from gun violence, and the right to seek safety, including asylum.

November 16, 2022 • Press Release

Amnesty International USA statement on U.S District Court vacating Title 42

In response to yesterday’s court ruling vacating Title 42, Amnesty International USA’s Amy Fischer, Americas Advocacy Director, issues the following statement: With yesterday’s decision by the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia finally vacating Title 42, the Department of Justice must ensure that asylum is fully restored. Today’s step forward in no way diminishes the urgency for the Biden Administration to recognize and facilitate asylum seekers’ right to seek asylum without relying on detention, surveillance, border militarization or other tactics intended to criminalize people or deter them from exercising their human right to seek safety. Instead, the U.S. must invest in community based support to welcome asylum seekers into their new communities while respecting and protecting their dignity and human rights.

November 15, 2022 • Press Release

G20 Summit in Indonesia held amid repression of civic space in host country

G20 leaders should use this year’s summit to uphold the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly, which have been under attack in the summit’s host country and around the world, Amnesty International Indonesia said today.

November 10, 2022 • Press Release

Amnesty International USA Statement on Midterm Abortion Ballot Measures

All five states with abortion-related measures on the ballot during the midterm election voted in favor of abortion rights. Voters in California, Michigan, and Vermont voted to pass further protections for abortion, and voters in Montana and Kentucky rejected further restrictions on abortion rights. In reaction to this news, Tarah Demant, Interim National Director of Programs, Government Relations and Advocacy said:

November 10, 2022 • Press Release

Russia’s Unlawful Transfer of Civilians a War Crime and Likely a Crime Against Humanity – New Report

Russian authorities forcibly transferred and deported civilians from occupied areas of Ukraine in what amounted to war crimes and likely crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said in a new report published today. The report, “Like a Prison Convoy”: Russia’s Unlawful Transfer of Civilians in Ukraine and Abuses During ‘Filtration’, details how Russian and Russian-controlled forces forcibly transferred civilians from occupied Ukraine further into Russian-controlled areas or into Russia. Children have been separated from their families during the process, in violation of international humanitarian law. Civilians told Amnesty International how they were forced through abusive screening processes – known as ‘filtration’ – which sometimes resulted in arbitrary detention, torture, and other ill-treatment.

November 9, 2022 • Press Release

Amnesty International USA Statement on Twitter’s Human Rights, Ethics Layoffs

The Director of Amnesty International USA’s Silicon Valley Initiative, Michael Kleinman, issued the following statement in response to reports of layoffs at Twitter:

November 1, 2022 • Press Release

The US Government & Twitter Must do More to Counter Antisemitism

In light of the recent surge in antisemitic rhetoric, messages and memes, Amnesty International USA reiterates its condemnation of antisemitism in the strongest possible terms and demands action to counter …

October 20, 2022 • Press Release

Russian Attacks on Critical Energy Infrastructure in Ukraine Amount to War Crimes

Reacting to the news that Russian attacks on energy facilities in Ukraine over recent days have led to a nationwide blackout in the country, Marie Struthers, Amnesty International’s Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, said:

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