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October 11, 2019 • Press Release

Faith Leaders, Human Rights Groups, and Former Assistant Secretary of State Stage Civil Disobedience for Refugees

On Tuesday, October 15th, 18 protestors–including heads of Amnesty International USA, America’s Voice, CAIR, and Church World Service, as well as a former Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration–will risk arrest on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. The leaders will wear life vests symbolizing the life-saving refugee resettlement program. Faith …

October 11, 2019 • Press Release

Turkish Military Offensive Risks a Humanitarian Catastrophe in Syria

The military offensive by Turkey in northeast Syria risks devastating humanitarian consequences and a further destabilization of the region, warned Amnesty International’s Europe Director, Marie Struthers, reiterating the call on Turkey to respect international law.

October 9, 2019 • Report

Human Rights Defenders in Morocco Targeted Using Malicious NSO Israeli Spyware

Two prominent human rights defenders in Morocco have been targeted using surveillance technology developed by the Israeli-based company NSO Group, according to new research published by Amnesty Tech today.

October 9, 2019 • Press Release

Civilians at risk in Syria as Turkish military offensive looms

Responding to the Turkish government’s statements that its forces are set to cross into northeast Syria “shortly” as part of an offensive to move US-backed Kurdish forces away from its border, Amnesty International’s Middle East Research Director Lynn Maalouf said: “As the Turkish military gears up to attack Kurdish forces in northeast Syria, it is …

October 8, 2019 • Press Release

Supreme Court Has An Opportunity To Uphold Equality in Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Cases

In advance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s hearing of arguments scheduled in three related cases on whether gender identity and sexual orientation are covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, director of the Gender, Sexuality and Identity program at Amnesty International USA, Tarah Demant, said: “The Supreme Court now has an …

October 8, 2019 • Press Release

Turkish Judicial Farce Must End With Acquittal Of Human Rights Defenders

More than two years after they were first detained, the honorary chair and the former Director of Amnesty International Turkey and nine other human rights defenders must be acquitted of the absurd charges they still face, said Amnesty International ahead of their trial which resumes tomorrow in Istanbul.

October 1, 2019 • Press Release

One Year After Khashoggi Killing, Saudi Activists Honor His Legacy by Continuing to Fight for Freedom of Expression

One year since the extrajudicial execution of Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi citizens are honoring Khashoggi’s legacy by pursuing the fight for their inalienable right to freely express themselves, despite the authorities’ continuing crackdown and the absence of any meaningful signal to hold accountable those responsible for Jamal Khashoggi’s killing, Amnesty International said today.

October 1, 2019 • Press Release

Shooting of Protester in Hong Kong Must Be Investigated Amid Alarming Escalation of Police Use of Force

“The shooting of a protester marks an alarming development in the Hong Kong police’s response to protests. The Hong Kong authorities must launch a prompt and effective investigation into the sequence of events that left a teenager fighting for his life in hospital. Police should only use lethal force in response to an imminent threat of death or serious injury and only as a last resort.

September 30, 2019 • Press Release

U.S. Military Shows Appalling Disregard for Civilians Killed in Somalia Air Strike

An investigation by Amnesty International has revealed that three men killed in a U.S. military air strike in March after being targeted as “Al-Shabaab terrorists” were in fact civilian farmers with no evidence of links to the armed group.

September 27, 2019 • Press Release

Federal Judge Halts Trump Administration’s Cruel Attack on Flores Agreement, Children’s Rights

Judge Dolly Gee of the Federal District Court in Los Angeles today issued a ruling halting the Trump administration’s attempt to terminate the 1997 Flores Agreement. The Flores Agreement mandates that children cannot be held in immigrant detention for more than 20 days.

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