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August 3, 2022 • Press Release

Ukrainian Fighting Tactics Endanger Civilians

Ukrainian forces have put civilians in harm’s way by establishing bases and operating weapons systems in populated residential areas, including in schools and hospitals, as they repelled the Russian invasion that began in February, Amnesty International said today.

August 2, 2022 • Press Release

Amnesty International USA Statement on the US Secretary of State Trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda

In response to United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s announced trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, Kate Hixon, Africa Advocacy Director at Amnesty International USA, said:

August 1, 2022 • Report

Detainees Tortured to Crush Opposition to Coup in Myanmar

Authorities in Myanmar’s prisons and interrogation centres routinely subject people detained for resisting the 2021 military coup to torture and other cruel or degrading treatment, Amnesty International said today in a new briefing, more than a year and a half after the power grab shattered the country’s halting transition to civilian rule.

August 1, 2022 • Press Release

NYPD Ordered to Handover Documents Detailing Surveillance of Black Lives Matter Protests Following Lawsuit

The New York Police Department (NYPD) has been ordered to disclose thousands of records of how the force procured and used facial recognition technology against Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters, after the New York Supreme Court ruled in favor of Amnesty International and the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (S.T.O.P.) on their joint Article 78 lawsuit.

July 29, 2022 • Press Release

Amnesty International Statement on Senate Vote on Assault Weapons Ban of 2022

In response to today’s House of Representatives vote to ban assault weapons, Amnesty International USA submitted this statement urging approval of the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022 H.R. 1808:

July 26, 2022 • Report

Taliban’s ‘Suffocating Crackdown’ Destroying Lives of Women and Girls in Afghanistan – New Report

The lives of women and girls in Afghanistan are being devastated by the Taliban’s crackdown on their human rights, Amnesty International said in a new report published today.

July 25, 2022 • Press Release

First Executions in Myanmar in Decades Mark Atrocious Escalation in State Repression

Responding to reports that Myanmar’s military authorities have carried out executions for the first time since the late 1980s, Amnesty International’s Regional Director Erwin van der Borght said: 

July 21, 2022 • Press Release

Immediately Halt Forced Eviction of More Than 1,000 West Bank Residents and Stop Demolitions of Bedouin Homes in the Negev/Naqab

The Israeli authorities must immediately halt the forcible eviction of more than 1,000 residents from Masafer Yatta, a Palestinian community in the occupied West Bank, Amnesty International said today, following …

July 21, 2022 • Press Release

Authorities Must Investigate Massacre of Ethnic Amhara in Tole

The Ethiopian authorities must urgently launch an impartial investigation into the summary killing of over 400 Amhara residents of Tole Kebele in Oromia region on June 18, Amnesty International said …

July 19, 2022 • Press Release

Military’s Use of Banned Landmines in Kayah State Amounts to War Crimes

The Myanmar military is committing war crimes by laying antipersonnel landmines on a massive scale in and around villages in Kayah (Karenni) State, Amnesty International said today after an on-the-ground investigation in conflict-affected parts of the state.

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