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People participate in a demonstration to demand better conditions for their imprisoned relatives in front of the Palace of Justice in Caracas on June 12, 2024. Relatives of inmates protested Wednesday in Caracas in support of the hunger strike that has been underway since the weekend in some 19 Venezuelan prisons amid allegations of corruption, procedural delays, overcrowding, and limited access to food. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP) (Photo by FEDERICO PARRA/AFP via Getty Images)
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Venezuela: Open letter to the minister for penitentiary services regarding the detention conditions and possible torture at ‘Rodeo I’ prison

According to the information Amnesty International has received, the detention conditions in Venezuela's ‘Rodeo I’ are cruel, inhuman and degrading,

June 25, 2024

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Press Release

Russia/Ukraine: ICC Arrest Warrants for Senior Russian Officials ‘a Crucial Step Towards Justice’

These ICC warrants mark another crucial step towards justice. Their issuance helps rebuild trust in international law and the institutions that uphold it.

June 25, 2024

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Julian Assange speaks to the media from the balcony of the Embassy Of Ecuador on May 19, 2017 in London, England. Julian Assange, founder of the Wikileaks website that published US Government secrets, has been wanted in Sweden on charges of rape since 2012. He sought asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and today police have said he will still face arrest if he leaves. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
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Press Release

‘Positive News’ as Julian Assange Released from UK Prison

Amnesty International embraces the positive news that Julian Assange has finally been released from UK state custody after five years of imprisonment, and that this ordeal is coming to an end for him and his family.

June 25, 2024

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Press Release

Americas: Urgent OAS Action Needed to Reverse Trend of Shrinking Civic Space

Ahead of the heads of state meeting in Paraguay, Amnesty International calls on member states of the Organization of American States to urgently take action to reverse restrictions on civic space.

June 24, 2024

Tarah Demant is National Director of Programs at Amnesty International USA,
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Update

Abortion Rights in the USA: An Interview with Tarah Demant, AIUSA’s Director of Programs

AIUSA’s Director of Programs Tarah Demant talks about the impact of abortion bans and why the hope and resilience of activists across the country spurs her on.

June 24, 2024

Amnesty International

Press Release

Philippines: Vindication For Leila de Lima As Last Bogus Charge Dismissed

This is full freedom and vindication, finally, for human rights defender Leila de Lima, after her nearly seven years of arbitrary detention, as well as relentless political persecution.

June 24, 2024

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Press Release

DRC: President Tshisekedi Must Use Second Term to Tackle Human Rights Crisis

The DRC’s President Felix Tshisekedi must use his second and final term in office to address the  human rights crisis engulfing the country.

June 24, 2024

(Lauren Murphy/Amnesty International USA)

Press Release

Amnesty International Launches New Campaign on Abortion Rights

Amnesty’s abortion rights campaign provides a platform to help people everywhere clearly and publicly express support for abortion rights in whatever way works best for them.

June 24, 2024

Press Release

Two Years Post-Roe, U.S. Continues Backsliding on Abortion, Depriving Millions of Human Rights

Abortion is a human right and a vital part of health care. All pregnant people, no matter who they are or where they live, must have the freedom to make their own healthcare decisions, including whether to carry a pregnancy to term, without government interference.

June 20, 2024

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Press Release

Americas: On World Refugee Day, States Must Prioritize the Human Rights of Those Seeking protection in the Americas

Now is the time for states in the Americas to rise to the occasion and commit to protecting the most marginalized population groups in the region.

June 19, 2024

LOUISVILLE, KY - SEPTEMBER 05: Women stand in the street recording as right-wing activists march to the Louisville Metro Hall on September 5, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. Ahead of the Kentucky Derby, demonstrators clashed over recent looting and destruction in the area and the death of Breonna Taylor, who was fatally shot by Louisville Metro police officers during a no-knock raid at her apartment on March 13, 2020. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
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Update

Renewing Our Commitment to Justice and Equality on Juneteenth

Amnesty International USA stands in solidarity with Black Americans on Juneteenth in the ongoing struggle for justice and equality.

June 18, 2024

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Press Release

Amnesty International USA Reaction to Executive Action on Dreamers and Mixed-Status Families

No one should have to live with the fear that their lives and the lives of their family and community could be upended at any time.

June 18, 2024