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February 9, 2021 • Press Release

At Opened Facility at Donna, Texas, the Best Interests of the Child Must be Respected

Responding to U.S. Customs and Border Protection announcing today the opening of a soft-sided facility in Donna, Texas, Denise Bell, the researcher for refugee and migrant rights at Amnesty International …

February 4, 2021 • Press Release

How Quickly We Welcome New Neighbors Will Decide How Bright our Future Can Be

Responding to executive actions by President Joe Biden today on restarting the U.S. Refugee Admissions program, Bob Goodfellow, the Interim Executive Director of Amnesty International USA said: “The question today before …

February 4, 2021 • Press Release

As Biden Ends Support to Conflict in Yemen, Arms Flows Must Also be Stopped

Responding an announcement today from the Biden administration that the United States will cease support to the Saudi/UAE-led coalition engaged in Yemen, Philippe Nassif, the advocacy director for the Middle East and North Africa said:

February 3, 2021 • Press Release

Aung San Suu Kyi Reportedly Charged for Having Walkie-Talkies in Myanmar

Responding to news that Aung San Suu Kyi has been charged with breaching import-export laws for having walkie-talkies in her home, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for Research, Emerlynne Gil, said:

February 2, 2021 • Press Release

Accountability For Rights-Abusing Immigration Policies Must Not be Brushed Aside for Unity

Responding to executive actions addressing regional migration and border processing and creation of an interagency task force on family reunification, Bob Goodfellow, the Interim Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, …

February 2, 2021 • Press Release

Department of Homeland Security Must Stop the Deportations and Free the Families

Over one hundred leading immigration, civil rights, and human rights organizations called on the Department of Homeland Security, currently under the guidance of Acting Secretary Pekoske, to immediately halt the …

February 2, 2021 • Press Release

UN Security Council Must Act Urgently, Hold Military Accountable in Myanmar

Ahead of the UN Security Council’s emergency closed meeting on Myanmar today, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director of Advocacy Sherine Tadros said:

February 1, 2021 • Press Release

Fresh Evidence of Police Misuse of Tear Gas Leading to Protesters’ Deaths and Injuries – Updated Investigative Website

Amnesty International today published new evidence of the misuse of tear gas by security forces in several countries in the second half of 2020, including during protests around the election in Uganda, the Black Lives Matter movement in the USA, and in the repression of protesters in Lebanon.

February 1, 2021 • Press Release

Aung San Suu Kyi, others arrested in Myanmar as military coup underway

Responding to the arrest of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and others amid reports that a military coup is underway in Myanmar, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for Campaigns, …

January 28, 2021 • Press Release

Biden temporary freeze of arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE is welcome

Responding to President Joe Biden’s decision to temporarily suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Philippe Nassif, advocacy director for the Middle East and North …

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