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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 (AIUSA) announced today that Njambi Good will join the organization to lead the organization’s campaigns and member activism.
A set of laws which claim to promote maternal and infant health are in fact driving pregnant women away from vital health services, jeopardizing their well-being and violating their right to health, according to a new report published by Amnesty International.
Greek authorities must ensure that refugees and migrants expected to start being evacuated from three Elliniko camps tomorrow, are provided with safe, adequate, alternative housing, said Amnesty International.
In response to the news that 141 men in Jakarta, Indonesia, have been arrested after attending what police described as a ‘gay sex party,’ Josef Benedict, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director of Campaigns said:
President Trump will travel to Israel today to meet with Israeli and Palestinians officials to press for a peace deal between the two sides. Trump has opposed the continued construction of Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
The dismissal of more than 100,000 public sector workers in Turkey is arbitrary and has had a catastrophic impact on their lives and livelihoods, a new report published by Amnesty International reveals. No end in sight: Purged public sector workers denied a future in Turkey finds that tens of thousands of people including doctors, police<a href="https://www.amnestyusa.org/reports/no-end-sight-purged-public-sector-workers-denied-future-turkey/" class="read-more">Read More...</a>
Responding to the news that President Trump has finalized an arms deal with Saudi Arabia during his trip to the country, Margaret Huang, Amnesty International USA executive director, released the following response:
The glaring absence of human rights from Trump’s agenda for his trip to Saudi Arabia will only embolden further violations in a region where governments flout the rights of their own people in the name of the fight against terror, and violate international humanitarian law in conflicts fueled on large part by U.S. arms transfers, said Amnesty International.
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.