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May 23, 2017 • Press Release

Indonesia: Caning of gay men an outrageous act of cruelty

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:

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President Trump’s Budget is a Rejection of Human Rights

In response to President Trump’s federal budget, Amnesty International USA’s executive director, Margaret Huang, released the following statement:

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Amnesty International USA Appoints Njambi Good as Deputy Executive Director of Campaigns and Membership

Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) announced today that Njambi Good will join the organization to lead the organization’s campaigns and member activism.

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Criminalizing Pregnancy: Policing Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs in the USA

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.

May 22, 2017 • Press Release

Greece: People displaced by imminent closure of refugee camps must get safe and adequate housing

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.

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Indonesia: Government exploiting pornography law to target LGBTI community

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:

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Trump Must Press Israel to Stop Building Settlements During Visit

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.

May 21, 2017 • Report

No end in sight: Purged public sector workers denied a future in Turkey

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>

May 20, 2017 • Press Release

Trump’s Saudi Arms Deal is Unconscionable

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:

May 19, 2017 • Press Release

Trump visit to Saudi Arabia risks giving green light to violations of human rights

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.

LATEST COVERAGE AND ANALYSIS

Justice Department not expected to charge police in Alton Sterling death

USA Today
Amnesty International USA executive director Margaret Huang calls for lethal force law reform.

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

Washington Post
Amnesty International marks the first 100 days of President Trump’s presidency with a briefing on 100 ways his administration has threatened human rights.

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

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

Watch Alicia Keys Proclaim 'The Best Art' Will Come From Civil Rights Activism

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

Teen Vogue
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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