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July 19, 2017 • Report

Cameroon’s secret torture chambers: human rights violations and war crimes in the fight against Boko Haram’

Hundreds of people in Cameroon accused of supporting Boko Haram, often without evidence, are being brutally tortured by security forces, Amnesty International said in a new report published today.

July 19, 2017 • Press Release

Supreme Court Decision on Refugee Ban Leaves Families in Fear and Uncertainty

Following the Supreme Court’s decision to partially stay a Hawaii court’s ruling on the refugee ban, Naureen Shah, Amnesty International USA senior director of campaigns, released the following statement:

July 19, 2017 • Press Release

Bahrain: Human rights defender charged with terrorism

The Bahraini authorities’ decision to bring terrorism charges against Ebtissam al-Saegh, a human rights defender detained since July 3, 2017, is a chilling blow to human rights in the country, said Amnesty International.

July 18, 2017 • Press Release

Jailing of activists, including Amnesty director, a crushing blow for rights in Turkey

CONTACT: Mandy Simon, [email protected] LONDON – The remanding of six human rights defenders in pre-trial custody is an appalling affront to justice and a new low in Turkey’s post-coup crackdown, said Amnesty International. Amnesty International Turkey’s Director, Idil Eser who was among those remanded in custody, was detained alongside nine other human rights defenders on … Continued

July 14, 2017 • Press Release

Amnesty International USA: Travel Ban Ruling Short-Term Relief

A federal judge in Hawaii has enjoined the Trump administration from including grandparents and other family members in the travel ban, as well as refugees with formal commitments from refugee organizations in the United States to resettle here. Naureen Shah, Amnesty International USA senior director of campaigns, released the following statement:

July 14, 2017 • Press Release

Trump-Macron Meeting Highlights Urgency of Welcoming Refugees

This week, U.S. President Trump is visiting Paris to meet with French President Macron for Bastile Day in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I. Trump and Macron are expected to hold talks on Syria and counterterrorism efforts, among other issues. Amnesty International USA senior director of campaigns, Naureen Shah, issued this statement:

July 13, 2017 • Report

False suspicions: Arbitrary detentions by police in Mexico

The toxic combination of a flawed judicial system, untrained police officers and widespread impunity are encouraging arbitrary detentions and leading to torture, executions and enforced disappearances, Amnesty International said in a new report today.

July 13, 2017 • Press Release

Liu Xiaobo: A giant of human rights who leaves a lasting legacy for China and the world

Responding to the news that Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo has passed away, Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International commented:

July 12, 2017 • Press Release

U.S. Hits Refugee Cap Set by Executive Order, Underscoring Cruelty of Muslim and Refugee Ban

Today, after resettling 50,000 refugees this year, the United States hit the cap in refugee admissions set by President Trump’s March 6 executive order. This is the lowest number of refugee admissions ever set by the executive branch. Naureen Shah, senior director of campaigns at Amnesty International USA, released the following statement.

July 12, 2017 • Press Release

Iraq: Investigations, not denials needed over appalling civilian death toll in west Mosul

Responding to statements made by spokespeople for the US-led coalition and the Iraqi forces, Lynn Maalouf Head of Research for Amnesty International in the Middle-East said:


What’s next for Trump's travel ban

USA Today
Amnesty International USA executive director Margaret Huang explains the Freedom of Information Act request we’ve submitted to reveal the guidance the administration is giving to officers who will decide whether travelers are banned.

Oppressive politics is on the rise: Donald Trump’s support for strongmen is fueling a global crackdown on activism

Amnesty International USA Board Chair Ann Burroughs speaks out against the arrest of Amnesty International Turkey’s Board Chair Taner Kiliç.

1,000 Musicians To Play Amnesty International & Sofar Sounds Concert Event to Fight the Refugee Crisis

Hosted by both Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds, the event aims to raise awareness of the ongoing refugee crisis.

How to Tell Your Parents You Want to Attend a Protest

Teen Vogue
Amnesty International USA partners with Teen Vogue for Civil Discourse 101 featuring Amnesty International USA staff members answering questions from young activists as part of its #Right2Protest series.

World Refugee Day rally held in front of White House

USA Today
Amnesty International USA called for the Trump administration to commit to resettling at least 75,000 refugees in 2018.

Anti-Sharia marches, counter-protests lead to fighting and arrests

ABC News
Amnesty International joins a coalition of 129 organizations urging 29 mayors, in advance of the anti-Sharai marches scheduled in their cities, to embrace “values of pluralism, diversity and liberty for all while firmly rejecting the forces of hate and bigotry that seek to divide us.”

Turkey Detains Chair Of Amnesty International Turkey

Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty speaks out renouncing the Turkish government’s arrest of Amnesty International Turkey’s Board Chair Taner Kiliç.

Watch Alicia Keys Proclaim 'The Best Art' Will Come From Civil Rights Activism

Rolling Stone
Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty honors Alicia Key’s contributions to advancing human rights.

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