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In response to the resolution that the United Nations Human Rights Council passed today to put in place monitoring and reporting on the ongoing human rights crisis in Nicaragua, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International, said:
The finalists for the Amnesty International USA Media Awards have been announced, and winners in each category will be revealed at the awards ceremony on April 3.
Reliable reports that independent journalist and former prisoner of conscience Truong Duy Nhat is being detained in Viet Nam raise major questions about his safety and the circumstances of his disappearance in Thailand in late January.
Almost two years after they were first arrested, two prominent figures from 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.
Peabody Award-winning actor, comedian, producer and author Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show, Years of Living Dangerously, Halal in the Family), will host the Amnesty International USA’s Media Awards in New York City on April 3, marking the return of the event after a decade-long hiatus. The event will recognize excellence in human rights reporting and the vital role of a free press.
Responding to the decision by the Appeals Chamber of the International Residual Mechanisms for Criminal Tribunals to increase Radovan Karadžić’s sentence to life imprisonment for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, Amnesty International’s Europe Deputy Director, Massimo Moratti, said:
The US government must carry out impartial, thorough investigations into credible evidence its rapidly escalating air strikes in Somalia have killed numerous civilians, Amnesty International said in a new report today. The Hidden US War in Somalia details how 14 civilians were killed and eight more injured in just five of the more than 100 …
European leaders were sent a clear message last night when a huge “Refugees Welcome” sign was projected on to the side of the Acropolis.
Responding to reports that the U.S. will restrict visas for International Criminal Court personnel looking into the U.S. military personnel actions in Afghanistan, Daniel Balson, Advocacy Director at Amnesty International USA stated: “This announcement is the latest attack on international justice and international institutions by an administration hellbent on rolling back human rights protections. “While …
The horrific attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which shooters killed 49 people and injured at least 48 more, is a devastating reminder of the consequences of letting hatred and demonization go unchecked.
After previously slamming a June report by Amnesty International for its methodology, the US-led military coalition fighting ISIS is now acknowledging findings by the human rights group that 77 civilians were in fact killed during airstrikes conducted in Raqqa, Syria, last summer.
El senado de Argentina votará este 8 de agosto el proyecto de ley de interrupción voluntaria del embarazo antes de las 14 semanas de gestación. Expertos aseguran que es difícil acceder al aborto permitido en casos excepcionales, por lo que apoyan su legalización
As a Latin American immigrant and a naturalized citizen who made a life, family and career over the last two decades in the United States, I have never seen threats to our existence or expressions of hate like those I’ve encountered since President Trump’s election.