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June 22, 2017 • Press Release

Yemen: Urgent investigation needed into UAE torture network and possible U.S. role

Following an Associated Press investigation alleging that United Arab Emirates (UAE) and its allied Yemeni security forces are arbitrarily detaining and torturing detainees, who are also being interrogated by U.S. forces in a network of secret prisons across Southern Yemen, Lynn Maalouf, Director of Research at Amnesty International in the Middle East said:

June 20, 2017 • Press Release

New York State Senate Passes Resolution Supporting Refugees

The New York State Senate passed a resolution today proclaiming support for the resettlement of refugees and urging other states to support similar efforts nationwide. The resolution also calls on Governor Cuomo to formally proclaim New York’s recognition of World Refugee Day on June 20.

June 19, 2017 • Press Release

‘Give a Home’: Massive global concert series will show solidarity with refugees

A thousand musicians will perform in people’s homes in more than 200 cities globally for a first-of-its-kind day of concerts to unite people in welcoming refugees, Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds announced today, marking World Refugee Day.

June 16, 2017 • Press Release

Philando Castile Case Highlights Desperate Need for Reform of Lethal Force Laws

Following today’s acquittal of Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez, who killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop last year and whose death was broadcast on Facebook Live by his girlfriend, Amnesty International USA researcher Justin Mazzola made the following statement:

June 16, 2017 • Press Release

On Fifth Anniversary of Arrest, Amnesty International Calls for Release of Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi

Five years ago this Saturday, Raif Badawi was arrested for his writings on a website criticizing the Saudi government and calling for religious freedom. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 public lashes. Badawi’s wife and children fled Saudi Arabia just prior to his arrest and now live in Canada.

June 16, 2017 • Press Release

Syria: Expert analysis shows US-led coalition use of white phosphorus may amount to war crime

The US-led coalition’s use of white phosphorus munitions on the outskirts of al-Raqqa, Syria is unlawful and may amount to a war crime, Amnesty International can confirm after verifying five videos of the incident.

June 15, 2017 • Press Release

New York State Assembly Passes Resolution Supporting Refugees

The New York State Assembly passed a resolution today proclaiming support for the resettlement of refugees and urging other states to support similar efforts nationwide. The resolution also calls on Governor Cuomo to formally proclaim New York’s recognition of World Refugee Day on June 20.

June 15, 2017 • Press Release

Trump’s policies are not deterring refugees at the border, just making crossings deadlier

An already dangerous journey for tens of thousands of refugees has become deadlier thanks to President Trump’s Executive Order on border control and immigration as well as entrenched reckless practices in Mexico, Amnesty International said in a new report based on intensive investigations on both sides of the border.

June 15, 2017 • Report

Facing Walls: USA and Mexico’s violation of the rights of asylum seekers

An already dangerous journey for tens of thousands of refugees has become deadlier thanks to President Trump’s Executive Order on border control and immigration as well as entrenched reckless practices in Mexico, Amnesty International said in a new report based on intensive investigations on both sides of the border.

June 14, 2017 • Press Release

Gaza: Looming humanitarian catastrophe highlights need to lift Israel’s 10-year illegal blockade

The Israeli authorities’ latest decision to slash the electricity supply to the Gaza Strip could have catastrophic humanitarian consequences for residents who have already endured a decade of suffering under Israel’s brutal blockade, Amnesty International has warned.

LATEST COVERAGE AND ANALYSIS

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Arkansas executes Kenneth Williams, 4th inmate in 8 days

CNN.com
Amnesty International USA campaigner James Clark calls for death row sentences to be commuted.

Trump Administration Deports Honduran Mom And Her 5-Year-Old Son

HuffPost
Amnesty International senior director of campaigns, Naureen Shah, explains why deportations put asylum-seekers in danger.

Trump takes a selective approach to the promotion of human rights

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Immigrant diagnosed with brain tumor released after 15 months in ICE custody

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Amnesty International spokesperson Eric Ferrero calls for asylum-seekers to be treated with dignity and compassion.

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

Why the Syria Chemical Attack Requires Immediate Action

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Amnesty International USA executive director Margaret Huang explains why we can’t turn our back on those who need our help.

Sen. Nelson must help put a stop to travel ban

Tallahassee Democrat
Amnesty International USA student area coordinator, Ambar Martin, writes about the importance of Congress repealing President Trump’s travel ban.

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