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May 23, 2019 • Press Release

We remember Tiananmen, the 30th anniversary of the pro-democracy protests

To commemorate the anniversary of the killings of pro-democracy protesters on Tiananmen Square on June 4, Amnesty International USA will be showcasing the issue of human rights in China with a series of events and outreach initiatives around Washington D.C. To date, there is no public remembrance in mainland China for the hundreds, if not …

May 22, 2019 • Press Release

Catastrophic failure as civilians ravaged by war violations 70 years after Geneva Conventions

The UN Security Council must mark the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions this year by ending its catastrophic failure to protect millions of civilians around the world whose lives and livelihoods are routinely ravaged by violations of the laws of war, Amnesty International said today. Tomorrow (23 May), the Security Council will hold an open debate …

May 21, 2019 • Press Release

USA: Authorities must stop criminalizing humanitarian aid

The U.S. Department of Justice should immediately drop all criminal charges against humanitarian volunteer Dr. Scott Warren, and stop criminalizing humanitarian aid, Amnesty International said today.

May 20, 2019 • Press Release

Statement Responding to Death of 16-Year-Old After Detention at Border

Responding to news reports of the death of a Guatemalan 16-year-old after being taken into custody of a Customs and Border Protection facility in El Paso, Ashley Houghton, tactical campaigns manager at Amnesty International USA, issued the following statement:

May 17, 2019 • Press Release

Vermont Passes “Refugees Welcome” Resolution

The Vermont House of Representatives voted to approve a resolution declaring that refugees are welcome in their state. The unanimous vote occurred on May 15, 2019.

May 17, 2019 • Press Release

Security Council must address crimes against humanity in Idlib, Syria

The Syrian government, supported by Russia, is carrying out a deliberate and systematic assault on hospitals and other medical facilities in Idlib and Hama, Amnesty International said today, as it shared harrowing new testimony from shattered medical workers in the region. With the UN Security Council (UNSC) set to discuss northwest Syria today Amnesty International …

May 17, 2019 • Press Release

Taiwan becomes first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage after historic bill passes

Responding to the news that lawmakers in Taiwan have passed a law that will see the island become the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, effective from May 24, Annie Huang, Acting Director of Amnesty International Taiwan, said: “Taiwan has today made history in the fight for equality for LGBTI people. Love has won …

May 16, 2019 • Press Release

Proposed Immigration Plan Shuts Doors to People in Search of Safety

Reacting to media reports on President Trump’s proposed immigration plan, Joanne Lin, national director of advocacy and government affairs at Amnesty International USA, issued this statement:

May 16, 2019 • Press Release

Statement Responding to Toddler’s Death After Detention at Border

Responding to news reports of the death of a Guatemalan toddler who fell ill after being taken into custody at a Customs and Border Protection facility in El Paso, Ashley Houghton, tactical campaigns manager at Amnesty International USA, issued the following statement:

May 15, 2019 • Press Release

Libya: Evidence of possible war crimes underscores need for international investigation

Six weeks on, the offensive to take over Tripoli has resulted in unlawful attacks that could amount to war crimes which must be investigated by international prosecutors, Amnesty International said today, revealing evidence of indiscriminate attacks on civilian areas in the Libyan capital.

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