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September 16, 2020 • Press Release

Reports of Forced Sterilization of Women in ICE Detention Deeply Alarming

Responding to reports that there have been hysterectomies performed on immigrant women detained in the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) in Georgia, Denise Bell, Researcher on Refugee and Migrant Rights, said:

September 15, 2020 • Press Release

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh must participate in decisions affecting their lives

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh must be given the right to participate in decisions affecting their lives and speak for themselves, Amnesty International said today in a new briefing. The briefing, …

September 15, 2020 • Press Release

New Billboards Call on ICE to Stop Detaining Families and Children

Residents of Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and the Washington D.C. area will see billboards across their states and districts for four weeks calling on the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement …

September 14, 2020 • Press Release

Paul Rusesabagina must be guaranteed a fair trial in Rwanda

As the Rwandan National Public Prosecution Authority examines the case file of Paul Rusesabagina, a political opponent best known internationally as the manager of a hotel in Kigali where over …

September 9, 2020 • Report

Leaked documents in Myanmar reveal global business ties to military crimes

An Amnesty International investigation has exposed how international businesses are linked to the financing of Myanmar’s military, including many units directly responsible for crimes under international law and other human rights …

September 8, 2020 • Report

No safe haven: New report highlights Canada’s failure to prosecute individuals accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity

The recent murder of a Liberian national who had settled in Ontario has made one thing clear: Canada is failing to bring those suspected of crimes against humanity and war …

September 3, 2020 • Press Release

Use of Spit Hood in NY Case Illustrates Systemic Issues Within Police Force

Responding to news of the death of Daniel Prude, an unarmed Black man who died in Rochester, New York State in March after being hooded by police and held face …

September 2, 2020 • Press Release

U.S. Sanctions Against ICC Staff Create Chilling Effect for International Justice

Responding to today’s announcement of U.S. sanctions against the International Criminal Court (ICC), Daniel Balson, advocacy director at Amnesty International USA, said: “The Trump administration’s decision to enact sanctions against …

September 2, 2020 • Press Release

Advocates Call for ICE Not to Deport a Pastor to Dangerous, Deadly Conditions

Advocates were informed today that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will deport Pastor Steven Tendo, a Ugandan asylum-seeker who faced torture for his human rights and electoral activism, back to …

September 1, 2020 • Report

Detainees in Iran flogged, sexually abused and given electric shocks in gruesome post-protest crackdown

Iran’s police, intelligence and security forces, and prison officials have committed, with the complicity of judges and prosecutors, a catalogue of shocking human rights violations, including arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance, …

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