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CONTACT: [email protected] NEW YORK – In response to reports that the State Department is raising the number of refugees accepted into the U.S., Amnesty International USA’s executive director, Margaret Huang, released the following statement: “If true, this is a welcome step back from the Trump administration’s relentless assault on the rights of those fleeing<a href="https://www.amnestyusa.org/press-releases/raising-u-s-refugee-quota-welcome-step/" class="read-more">Read More...</a>
Following a ruling by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals blocking President Trump’s revised Muslim ban, Margaret Huang, executive director Amnesty International USA had the following reaction:
As the Pentagon reports on its findings following the investigation into the US-led coalition airstrike that killed at least 100 civilians in West Mosul’s Jadida neighbourhood on 17 March 2017, Samah Hadid Amnesty International’s Middle East Deputy Director of campaigns said:
The Israeli authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Ahmed Qatamesh, a 67-year-old Palestinian academic, writer and political analyst who has been arbitrarily detained under a three-month administrative detention order, said Amnesty International.
Authorities in Cameroon have shut down an Amnesty International press conference scheduled to take place in Yaoundé this morning. The press conference was calling attention to the case of three students who were sentenced to 10 years in prison for sending a sarcastic text about Boko Haram.
A landmark ruling by Taiwan’s highest court means it is close to becoming the first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, Amnesty International said.
The US Army failed to keep tabs on more than $1 billion worth of arms and other military equipment in Iraq and Kuwait according to a now declassified Department of Defense (DoD) audit, obtained by Amnesty International following Freedom of Information requests.
Fresh video evidence, independently verified by Amnesty International, showing men dressed in Mexican military uniforms shooting a person dead during a security operation in central Mexico highlights the urgent need to stop the military from performing policing functions, Amnesty International said today as Mexico debates a bill that would allow the army to act as police.
Responding to news that two men have been caned 83 times each for having sex with each other in Indonesia’s Aceh province, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, Josef Benedict, said:
In response to President Trump’s federal budget, Amnesty International USA’s executive director, Margaret Huang, released the following statement:
Amnesty International USA executive director Margaret Huang calls for lethal force law reform.
Amnesty International USA campaigner James Clark calls for death row sentences to be commuted.
Amnesty International senior director of campaigns, Naureen Shah, explains why deportations put asylum-seekers in danger.
Amnesty International marks the first 100 days of President Trump’s presidency with a briefing on 100 ways his administration has threatened human rights.