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August 19, 2019 • Press Release

Planned Parenthood Withdrawal from Title X Demonstrates Cruel Policies

“The Trump administration's restrictions on Title X trample on sexual and reproductive rights, putting the lives of all pregnant people at significant risk, especially low-income women. Over four million people in the United States who depend on health care will be impacted because of these cruel policies aimed at Planned Parenthood."

August 16, 2019 • Press Release

Six Police Officers Charged Over Killing of Matthew Lee in Jamaica

Reacting to the announcement that the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), Jamaica’s independent police oversight body, presented charges against six members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) following a six-and-a-half-year investigation into the fatal shooting of Matthew Lee, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International, said.

August 16, 2019 • Press Release

Former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir Must Not Escape International Trial

Former Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir must face justice for crimes under international law, including genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, that he allegedly committed in Darfur while in power, Amnesty International said ahead of the start of his trial on corruption charges on August 18 in Khartoum.

August 15, 2019 • Press Release

Criticism of Israeli Government’s Policies Are Free Speech, Not Anti-Semitism

Responding to Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, and minister of Interior Arye Deri, denying entrance to two U.S. members of Congress and U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweets referring to the members of Congress as anti-semitic, Amnesty International Israel and Amnesty International USA issued the following statement: Molly Malekar, Amnesty International Israel’s director said: “The Israeli …

August 12, 2019 • Press Release

Police in Hong Kong should exercise restraint to avoid escalating violence

In response to police operations on August 11, where rounds of tear gas and rubber bullets were fired, Man-Kei Tam, Director of Amnesty International Hong Kong said: “Hong Kong police have once again used tear gas and rubber bullets in a way that have fallen short of international standards. Firing at retreating protesters in confined areas where they had little time …

August 9, 2019 • Press Release

Congress Must Immediately Address Gun Violence in the U.S.

Amnesty International USA today made an announcement calling for Congress to cut short its August recess and call an emergency session to immediately address gun violence in the United States. Ernest Coverson, End Gun Violence campaign manager at Amnesty International USA said: “We can no longer accept the dangerous reality in which we live. The …

August 7, 2019 • Press Release

Global Human Rights Movement Issues Travel Warning for the U.S. Due to Rampant Gun Violence

Amnesty International today issued a travel warning calling for possible travelers and visitors to the United States to exercise extreme caution when traveling throughout the country due to rampant gun violence, which has become so prevalent in the United States that it amounts to a human rights crisis. It aims to hold up a mirror …

August 5, 2019 • Press Release

Demonizing Immigrants and Mental Health Conditions Is Not A Solution to Gun Violence

Responding to President Donald Trump’s speech following a spate of mass shootings over the weekend, Ernest Coverson, Amnesty International USA’s End Gun Violence campaign manager said: “Gun violence reform cannot come at the expense of the human rights of any community. When President Trump links background checks for guns with immigration reform, he is once …

August 5, 2019 • Press Release

Amnesty International Votes to Divest From Fossil Fuel Companies

Amnesty International will divest from fossil fuel companies in acknowledgement that investment in an industry whose products are the primary source of the climate crisis is at odds with the organization’s mission of protecting and championing human rights.

August 3, 2019 • Press Release

Amnesty International USA Response to El Paso Shooting

Responding to a mass shooting that occurred in a mall in El Paso, Amnesty International USA End Gun Violence campaign manager Ernest Coverson issued the following statement:

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