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This Native American activist has been imprisoned for nearly 50 years for a crime he maintains he did not commit.

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Free Toomaj Salehi

Toomaj Salehi, an Iranian hip-hop artist sentenced to 6 years in prison and a ban on his artistic activities. Toomaj, through his music spoke out against oppression and used his art to champion the struggle for freedom and the right to protest in Iran.

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The government of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a manifest violation of the United Nations Charter and an act of aggression that is a crime under international law.


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Free People from ICE Detention

Calling for the end of private immigration detention facilities No one should be punished for seeking safety or for trying to stay with their family in the country…


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The Government of Sri Lanka’s crackdown on protesters must end

The Sri Lankan authorities have repeatedly and unrelentingly stifled the voice of the people. — Yamini Mishra Amnesty International’s South…


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Protect the Protest Campaign

The right to protest for human rights is under unprecedented and growing threat across all regions of the world.


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ABOUT THE INITIATIVE Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is pleased to join Welcome.US, a new national initiative, built across sectors, political parties and all walks of life, to…


Now is the Time to Finally Close Guantánamo

The military prison at Guantánamo Bay represents grave violations of human rights by the U.S. government. As it enters its 21st year of existence as a center for…


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Crime of Apartheid

Amnesty International’s new research report, Israel’s Apartheid Against Palestinians: Cruel System of Domination and Crime Against Humanity shows that Israeli authorities impose a system of domination and oppression against the…


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Campaign: President Biden Should Free Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier, a Native American activist, has been imprisoned for nearly 50 years in the USA for a crime he maintains he did not commit. There are serious and ongoing…


In this picture taken on January 15, 2022, an Afghan woman writes placards ahead of a women's rights protest march, in Kabul. - When the Taliban first ruled Afghanistan between 1996 and 2001, they became notorious for human rights abuses, with women mostly confined to their homes. Now back in government and despite promising softer rule, they are cracking down on women's freedoms once again. - TO GO WITH Afghanistan-Taliban-women,FOCUS by Rouba EL HUSSEINI (Photo by Rouba EL HUSSEINI / AFP) / TO GO WITH Afghanistan-Taliban-women,FOCUS by Rouba EL HUSSEINI (Photo by ROUBA EL HUSSEINI/AFP via Getty Images)

Women & Girls in Afghanistan:

The Taliban is violating the rights of women and girls, including the right to education. Demand change now.

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Pass the Afghan Adjustment Act.

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Protecting us all from Gun Violence.

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Abortion rights are under attack

Access to Abortion is a human right.

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We free people from prison who are being held unjustly because of who they are or what they believe. We change laws to protect millions of people’s human rights. We transform societies to be more fair, free, and just. Read about the victories we’ve achieved.

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Zeke Johnson, National Director of Campaigns & Crisis Response

Zeke Johnson (he/him) is the National Director of Campaigns and Crisis Response at AIUSA. He has represented the organization before the United Nations Committee Against Torture and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights; testified before members of Congress about US drone strikes; and served as a trial monitor at Guantanamo Bay and as a human rights observer in Standing Rock, Baltimore and Ferguson. He has been quoted in the NYT, NPR, Washington Post and other media.

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Isra Chaker, Senior Campaign Manager

Isra Chaker (she/her) is a Syrian-American activist, humanitarian advocate, and public speaker. She currently serves as Senior Campaign manager at AIUSA, where she is a strategic leader, fostering innovation and creativity, and leading a cross-organizational team of volunteers and staff to deliver winning campaigns. She also serves as a key thought partner to the National Director of Campaigns and Crisis Response in developing and winning AIUSA’s Campaigns.

Tala Harb, Senior Campaigner

Tala Harb (she/her) is a human rights and gender development professional. She currently serves as a Senior Campaigner at AIUSA, based in Washington DC. Her journey began in Beirut, Lebanon where she first immersed herself in the transformative work of Al. Over the past decade, Tala’s work focused on gender issues, humanitarian setting and conflict resolutions in the Middle East and North Africa region. In her role, she leads the creation, design, and implementation of effective human rights campaign strategies to foster collaboration, and help grow the size, diversity, and influence of the movement in the US and around the world.