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July 30, 2020 • Press Release

Still no accountability for Michael Brown’s family as laws remain unchanged

Responding to an announcement by Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell that he will not charge the former police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Kristina Roth, the Senior …

July 28, 2020 • Press Release

Yezidi child survivors of ‘Islamic State’ facing unprecedented health crisis

Almost 2,000 Yezidi children who have returned to their families after being held captive by the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS) are facing a physical and mental health …

July 28, 2020 • Press Release

AFRICOM Yet to Compensate Somali Families, Despite Casualty Admissions

In response to a quarterly civilian casualty assessment report issued today by U.S. Africa Command, Brian Castner, the Senior Crisis Advisor for arms and military operations at Amnesty International said: …

July 22, 2020 • Press Release

NO BAN Act Passage a Critical Step to Undoing Muslim Ban and Years’ Worth of Discriminatory Immigration Policies

In response to the passage of the NO BAN Act (H.R. 2214) in the House of Representatives, Ryan Mace, Grassroots Advocacy and Refugee Specialist for Amnesty International USA (AIUSA), released the following statement:

July 20, 2020 • Press Release

Two Kurds in Iran executed amid increasing use of death penalty as weapon of repression

There has been an alarming escalation in use of the death penalty against protesters, dissidents and members of minority groups in Iran, Amnesty International said today, following the executions on …

July 17, 2020 • Press Release

Leading NGOs call on ICE to Stop Family Separation

120 NGOs advocating for immigrant and refugee rights called today for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to free all families being held at family detention centers by swiftly and safely …

July 16, 2020 • Press Release

State Department’s effort to cherry-pick rights is a dangerous stunt

Responding to a report issued today by the Commission on Unalienable Rights, Tarah Demant, the director of the Gender, Sexuality, and Identity Program at Amnesty International USA said: “The U.S. …

July 12, 2020 • Press Release

Health Workers Globally are Silenced, Exposed and Attacked

Governments must be held accountable for the deaths of health and essential workers who they have failed to protect from COVID-19, Amnesty International said today, as it released a new report documenting the experiences of health workers around the world. The organization’s analysis of available data has revealed that more than 3,000 health workers are known to have died from COVID-19 worldwide — a figure which is likely to be a significant underestimate.

July 8, 2020 • Press Release

Withdrawal of U.S. from WHO Strikes a Devastating Blow to Global Health

As the Trump administration officially begins taking steps to withdraw the USA from the World Health Organization (WHO), Sanhita Ambast, Amnesty International’s Advisor on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, said:

July 3, 2020 • Press Release

Court in Turkey deals crushing blow as four human rights activists are convicted

Following a majority court ruling to convict Taner Kılıç for ‘membership of the Fethullah Gülen terrorist organization’ and to convict Özlem Dalkıran, İdil Eser and Günal Kurşun for ‘assisting the Fethullah Gülenterrorist organization’, Andrew Gardner, …

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