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After 22 Years of Human Rights Abuses, the U.S. Government Must Close the Military Detention Camp at Guantanamo Bay

Amnesty International USA calls on the U.S. government to close the military detention camp at Guantanamo Bay.

January 10, 2024

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Amnesty International USA Reaction to New Civilian Harm Mitigation and Response Policy 

Amnesty International USA responds to the Department of Defense's new Civilian Harm Mitigation and Response Policy.

December 22, 2023

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Israel/OPT: Deal to Release Hostages and Prisoners Must Pave Way for Further Releases and a Sustained Ceasefire

Amnesty reiterates its call for a meaningful and effective ceasefire – one that cover the whole of the Gaza Strip…

November 22, 2023

Light shines through a few windows in Gazan building
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Israel/OPT: Another Blackout in Gaza Imminent if Sufficient Fuel is Not Restored

The occupied Gaza Strip will likely plunge into another total communications blackout on Thursday if appropriate fuel supplies are not…

November 15, 2023

BELLE CHASSE, LA - JUNE 4: Barges loaded with coal are seen in front of the ConocoPhillips Alliance Refinery June 4, 2008 in Belle Chasse, Louisiana. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Global: Agreement at COP28 to Phase Out Fossil Fuels is Vital to Prevent a Climate and Human Rights Catastrophe

An agreement at the COP28 summit to end the production and use of fossil fuels is vital to prevent a…

November 12, 2023

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25: Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi arrives to address the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly at U.N. headquarters on September 25, 2021 in New York City. More than 100 heads of state or government are attending the session in person, although the size of delegations are smaller due to the Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz - Pool/Getty Images)

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India: Government Weaponizing Terrorism Financing Watchdog Recommendations Against Civil Society

Indian authorities are exploiting the recommendations of a global terrorism financing and money laundering watchdog to target civil society groups…

September 26, 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…

September 13, 2023

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Taliban’s cruel attacks in Panjshir province in Afghanistan amount to war crime of collective punishment – new report

The Taliban have committed the war crime of collective punishment against civilians in Afghanistan’s Panjshir province, Amnesty International said in…

June 7, 2023

LIMA, PERU - JANUARY 28: Protesters continue their demonstration demanding the resignation of Peruvian President Dina Boluarte after six weeks of violent protests that have left 60 dead in different provinces and the first dead in the Peruvian capital, Lima, on Saturday, January 28, 2023. Demonstrators clashed with riot police during the protest as police used tear gas to disperse the crowd and installed barricades. (Photo by Klebher Vasquez/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

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Global: Misuse of Tear Gas Killing and Injuring Protesters Worldwide – Updated Interactive Website

The horrific misuse of tear gas by security forces during brutal crackdowns on protests in Iran, Peru and Sri Lanka…

May 29, 2023

TOPSHOT - Afghan refugee girls watch a soccer match near where they are staying in the Village at the Ft. McCoy US Army base on September 30, 2021 in Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin. - There are approximately 12,600 Afghan refugees being cared for at the base under Operation Allies Welcome. The Department of Defense, through US Northern Command and US Army North, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities in permanent or temporary structures while the Afghans complete the processing necessary to resettle in the United States. (Photo by Barbara Davidson / POOL / AFP) (Photo by BARBARA DAVIDSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

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Afghanistan: Taliban’s Treatment of Women and Girls Should Be Investigated as the Crime Against Humanity of Gender Persecution – New Report

The Taliban’s severe restrictions and unlawful crackdown on women and girls’ rights should be investigated as possible crimes under international…

May 25, 2023

AME9803. LIMA (PERÚ), 11/12/2022.- Cientos de manifestantes, a favor de Pedro Castillo y en contra del Congreso, se enfrentan con miembros de la policía en las calles del centro, hoy en Lima (Perú). Las manifestaciones, que se han replicado en otras regiones del país, piden el adelanto de elecciones y la renuncia de Boluarte, que el pasado miércoles asumió el cargo tras la destitución por el Congreso de su antecesor Pedro Castillo, quien había dictado la disolución del Congreso, anunciado que conformaría un ejecutivo de emergencia, gobernaría por decreto, convocaría una asamblea constituyente y una reorganización del sistema judicial. EFE/ Aldair Mejía

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Peru: Senior Officials Should Face Investigation Over Widespread Lethal Attacks By Security Forces

Peru’s Attorney General’s Office should investigate all those, up to the highest level, who ordered or tolerated the illegitimate use…

May 25, 2023

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Global: Amnesty International Calls For Universal Social Protection, As Overlapping Crises Leave Hundreds of Millions Facing Disaster

Amnesty International is today calling for social security to be made available to everyone worldwide after a series of crises…

May 9, 2023