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January 30, 2023 • Press Release

Amnesty International deploys crisis response team to investigate serious human rights violations

After closely monitoring the situation in Peru, Amnesty International has deployed a specialized crisis response team to investigate serious human rights violations and possible crimes under international law committed in the context of the wave of protests that began last December.

January 27, 2023 • Press Release

Amnesty International USA Calls on Memphis Police Department, Congress to Take Accountability for Systemic Failures that Led to Death of Tyre Nichols

It is imperative that the Memphis Police Department not see this as simply the actions of five individual police officers. Rather, the MPD must acknowledge this as a systemic issue and conduct a top-down review of their policies on issues such as the use of unmarked police cars to conduct traffic stops, training on foot pursuits, and the use of force – including the use of chemical irritants, tasers and restraints.

January 26, 2023 • Press Release

Meta Must Guard Against Human Rights Risks After Lifting Bans On Trump’s Facebook And Instagram Accounts

Under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, all companies have a responsibility to respect human rights. This means that social media companies, including Meta, cannot allow advocacy of hatred and incitement of discriminatory violence to flourish on their platforms.

January 23, 2023 • Press Release

Amnesty International Urges Biden Administration to Press For Independent Investigations into Human Rights Abuses in sub-Saharan Africa

The deaths of these journalists and activists are heartbreaking for the human rights community in sub-Saharan Africa and independent investigations must be launched.

January 22, 2023 • Press Release

Amnesty International Mourns Victims of Monterey Park Shooting

Amnesty International USA’s Campaign Manager for Ending Gun Violence, Ernest Coverson, issued the following statement in response to a shooting in Monterey Park, Calif., that killed 10 people. “Last night …

January 12, 2023 • Press Release

Amnesty International Applauds Illinois’ Assault Weapons Ban, Urges Other States to Follow Suit

“This ban brings the people of Illinois one step closer to having their human rights protected from gun violence."

January 5, 2023 • Press Release

Amnesty International USA Condemns Biden Administration’s Attack on Asylum

Amnesty International USA condemns the Biden Administration’s attack on the human right to seek asylum.

January 4, 2023 • Press Release

Depths of Degradation, Heights of Hypocrisy: USA’s First Execution of 2023

Paul O’Brien, Amnesty International USA A macabre ritual, incompatible with human dignity but enacted over one and a half thousand times in the USA in the past four and a …

December 21, 2022 • Press Release

Devastating Power Cuts Undermining Civilian Life in Ukraine as Christmas Approaches

The Russian armed forces’ continued attacks against Ukraine’s critical energy infrastructure, are a blatant violation of international humanitarian law and are endangering the lives of civilians with freezing temperatures setting in, Amnesty International said today, as it calls for Russia to end its unlawful targeted assaults on civilian infrastructure.

December 20, 2022 • Press Release

Amnesty International USA Outraged Afghan Adjustment Act Not Included in New Spending Bill

Upon the release of the FY23 omnibus spending package that fails to include the bipartisan Afghan Adjustment Act, Amnesty International USA is outraged that Congress has once again failed to provide lasting safety to Afghans and encourages Senate Majority Leader Schumer to bring the bill as a floor amendment this week.

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