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December 9, 2019 • Press Release

Amnesty International USA Calls for Declassification and Full Release of Torture Report

December 9 marks the 5-year anniversary of the release of an executive summary of the United States Senate report on Central Intelligence Agency torture of people who it had detained, many of whom are still in detention in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba today. On this anniversary, Amnesty International USA is calling for the so-called “Torture Report” to …

December 6, 2019 • Press Release

Saudi Arabia Must End Ill-Treatment and Arbitrary Detention of Human Rights Defender, Waleed Abu Al-Khair

Amnesty International has received credible reports that Saudi Arabian prison authorities arbitrarily placed human rights defender and prisoner of conscience Waleed Abu al-Khair in solitary confinement and under tightened security. Waleed was placed in solitary confinement in Dhahban Prison near Jeddah on November 26 and for the past week, has been held incommunicado, put through torture and other ill-treatment.

December 4, 2019 • Press Release

Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act Signals Chinese Government Must Be Held Accountable for its Abuses

Responding to the passage of the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act in the United States Senate and House of Representatives, Francisco Bencosme, the Asia Pacific advocacy manager at Amnesty International USA said...

December 3, 2019 • Press Release

New poll reveals 7 in 10 people want governments to regulate Big Tech over personal data fears

Seven in ten people (73%) want governments to do more to regulate Big Tech, with a clear majority (71%) worried about how tech companies collect and use their personal data, a new Amnesty International poll conducted by YouGov reveals. Nearly 10,000 people were polled on their attitudes to online privacy and Big Tech across nine …

December 2, 2019 • Report

War and Exclusion in Yemen Leave Millions of People with Disabilities in the Lurch

Millions of people with disabilities in Yemen have not only endured years of armed conflict but are also among those most excluded amid what the United Nations has called the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, Amnesty International said today.

December 2, 2019 • Press Release

Death Toll from Bloody Crackdown on Protests in Iran Rises to 208

The number of people believed to have been killed during demonstrations in Iran that broke out on November 15 has risen to at least 208, said Amnesty International, based on credible reports received by the organization. The real figure is likely to be higher.

December 2, 2019 • Press Release

Supreme Court NRA Case Highlights Necessity of More Regulations, Not Less

Ahead of hearings before the Supreme Court of the United States on the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc et al. v. City of New York, challenging ​a now repealed regulation prohibiting transporting firearms to gun ranges, shooting competitions and second homes outside of the city, the End Gun Violence campaign manager at Amnesty …

November 27, 2019 • Press Release

U.S. Signing of the PROTECT Hong Kong Act Sends a Message to the World That People Can Come Before Profit

Responding to the official signing of S.2710, the PROTECT Hong Kong Act, Amnesty International USA and Amnesty International Hong King issued the following joint statement: Francisco Bencosme, the Asia Pacific advocacy manager at Amnesty International USA said: “This bill will help ensure that the U.S. halts its moral complicity in the violence and abuses committed by the Hong Kong police using U.S. …

November 27, 2019 • Press Release

Amnesty International USA Mourns the Tragic Killing of Anil Raj, Calls for Afghan Government to Seek Justice

The following statement was issued today by Board of Directors Chair of Amnesty International USA, Janet Lord: “Amnesty International USA mourns the killing of Anil Raj and sends its deepest condolences to his family, friends, and his brave colleagues. Anil served as a country specialist for Amnesty International USA from 2007-2010 and was a member …

November 27, 2019 • Press Release

Turkey’s Prosecution Call for Jail Term of Up to 15 Years for Six Human Rights Defenders, Including Amnesty’s Honorary Chair and Former Director, Defies Logic

“Today’s vindictive request by the State Prosecutor for jail terms of up to 15 years ignores the evidence and defies all logic."

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