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Amnesty International USA Applauds President Biden Launching Gun Violence Prevention Office

Responding to President Biden’s announcement that he is creating the first-ever White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention, Ernest Coverson, Amnesty International USA director, gun violence prevention, said: “Where Congress…

September 22, 2023

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Amnesty International USA welcomes Venezuela TPS Announcement and calls for Biden to take action for Cameroon and other countries.

Amnesty International USA welcomes the Biden Administration’s announcement to extend and redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for over 470,000 Venezuelans currently in the United States. Over 7 million Venezuelans have…

September 21, 2023

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2023/03/18: Protesters hold Woman Life Freedom placards in support of freedom in Iran during the demonstration near BBC headquarters. Thousands of people marched through Central London in support of refugees and in protest against racism and the UK Government's Illegal Migration Bill. (Photo by Vuk Valcic/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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Iran: One Year After Uprising, International Community Must Combat Impunity for Brutal Crackdown

The international community must pursue pathways for justice at the international level to address systemic impunity for Iranian officials responsible for hundreds of unlawful killings of protesters and widespread torture,…

September 13, 2023

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Ahead of 9/11 anniversary, Amnesty International calls for justice and accountability for victims and survivors

Ahead of the 22nd anniversary of the attack on the United States on September 11, 2001, Daphne Eviatar, the director of the Security With Human Rights program at Amnesty International…

September 7, 2023

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19 Civil Society Organizations Call on US Administration to Press the UAE to Release Ahmed Mansoor ahead of COP 28

On August 29, 2023, Amnesty International USA, Human Rights Watch, Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) and 16 additional civil society organizations delivered a letter urging U.S. Secretary of State…

August 30, 2023

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Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back – Updates on the Death Penalty in 2023

On 16 May, Amnesty International released its annual Death Sentences and Executions report which documents the global developments on the use of the death penalty in 2022. As the restrictions…

August 4, 2023

LA JOYA, TEXAS - JUNE 21: A migrant family watches the sunset while waiting to be accounted for and taken to a border patrol processing facility after crossing the Rio Grande into the U.S. on June 21, 2021 in La Joya, Texas. A surge of mostly Central American immigrants crossing into the United States has challenged U.S. immigration agencies along the U.S. Southern border. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

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Amnesty International Urges the Biden Administration to End the Asylum Ban and Investigate Operation Lonestar

Responding to reports of family separation and more deaths - including the death of a child - at the buoys in the Rio Grande River as part of Texas Governor…

August 3, 2023

Flag of the United Arab Emirates before the qualifying ahead of the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on November 19, 2022. (Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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Global: Pledge to Allow ‘Peaceful Assembly’ at COP28 Highlights the UAE’s Lack of Freedoms

“COP28 will not bring about the ambitious action required to avert a climate catastrophe if the host state’s laws restrict freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, and throttle civil society.”

August 3, 2023

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Amnesty International USA responds to reports of cruel, deadly tactics by Texas troops at the border

In response to reports about Texas DPS troops receiving instructions to push children into the Rio Grande and deny water to asylum seekers, Amy Fischer, Director of Refugee and Migrant…

July 18, 2023

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Amnesty International Opposes the Transfer of Cluster Munitions to the Armed Forces of Ukraine

"The Biden Administration must understand that any decision enabling the broader use of cluster bombs in this war will likely lead to one predictable outcome: the further death of civilians.”

July 6, 2023

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Cameroon: Rampant Atrocities Amid Anglophone Regions Must Be Stopped and Investigated

Cameroonian authorities must act to end the violence against the population and conduct thorough investigations into the killings, acts of torture, rapes, burning of houses and other atrocities committed in…

July 3, 2023

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US Backtracks on Ethiopia Atrocity Determination

This week the US Treasury Department notified Congress that based on a State Department assessment, it no longer believes that the Ethiopian government is engaging in a “pattern of gross…

June 30, 2023