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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.
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:
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.
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
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:
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:
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.
Responding to the news that Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo has passed away, Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International commented:
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.
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:
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.
Amnesty International USA Board Chair Ann Burroughs speaks out against the arrest of Amnesty International Turkey’s Board Chair Taner Kiliç.
Hosted by both Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds, the event aims to raise awareness of the ongoing refugee crisis.
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.