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May 16, 2022 • Press Release

Congress Must Commit to Funding Community Violence Prevention, as US Sees Wave of Gun Violence From Coast to Coast

Ahead of President Biden’s visit to Buffalo, New York and responding to this weekend’s mass shootings across the country, Ernest Coverson, End Gun Violence Campaign Manager at Amnesty International USA, said:

May 16, 2022 • Press Release

Berta Cáceres’ Family in Honduras Must Get Justice and Reparation as Soon as Possible

On Wednesday, May 18, the National Criminal Sentencing Court in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, is scheduled to announce the sentence imposed on David Castillo, former manager of the company Desarrollos Energéticos and in charge of the Agua Zarca hydroelectric project, who was convicted nine months ago as a co-author of the killing of human rights defender Berta Cáceres in 2016.

May 12, 2022 • Press Release

ASEAN Must Kickstart Stalled Approach to Human Rights Crisis in Myanmar at US Summit

As leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meet in the United States for a two-day summit, Amnesty International urges them to spotlight the violence and human rights violations in Myanmar.

May 11, 2022 • Press Release

In Russia, Educators Fired, Students Indoctrinated – Academia is the Latest Victim of the Ongoing Crackdown

The Russian authorities must immediately end their assault on academic freedom and the right to freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today as a campaign to purge schools and universities …

May 11, 2022 • Press Release

Amnesty International USA Statement in Response to US Senate Vote on Women’s Health Protection Act

Responding to the U.S. Senate’s failure to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act during today’s vote, Tarah Demant, Interim National Director for Programs, Advocacy and Government Affairs, said:

May 11, 2022 • Press Release

Sentence in El Salvador for Obstetric Emergency is a Travesty of Justice

In response to a court ruling in El Salvador that sentenced a woman to 30 years in prison for aggravated homicide after suffering an obstetric emergency, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International, said:

May 11, 2022 • Press Release

Increase in Unlawful Killings and Other Crimes Highlights Urgent Need to End Israel’s Apartheid Against Palestinians

Israeli authorities must end unlawful killings, willful injury, arbitrary arrests, torture and other ill-treatment, persecution and collective punishment against Palestinians, including many children, Amnesty International said in a public statement published today.

May 9, 2022 • Report

One year on, ‘State of Siege’ used as a tool to crush dissent in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

A State of Siege, which is similar to a state of emergency, enforced in the North Kivu and Ituri provinces by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) authorities since May 2021 has been used as a tool to crush dissent, with two human rights activists killed by security forces and dozens of activists arbitrarily detained on trumped-up charges, Amnesty International said today in a new briefing.

May 6, 2022 • Report

Russian Forces Must Face Justice for War Crimes in Kyiv Oblast – New Investigation

Russian forces must face justice for a series of war crimes committed in the region northwest of Kyiv, Amnesty International said today in a new briefing following an extensive on-the-ground investigation.

May 5, 2022 • Press Release

Amnesty International USA Statement in Response to Scheduled US Senate Vote on Women’s Health Protection Act

Responding to news that the U.S. Senate will vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act on Wednesday, May 11, Tarah Demant, Interim National Director for Programs, Advocacy and Government Affairs, said:

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