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March 21, 2019 • Press Release

Nicaragua: UN Human Rights Council takes important step to address human rights crisis

In response to the resolution that the United Nations Human Rights Council passed today to put in place monitoring and reporting on the ongoing human rights crisis in Nicaragua, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International, said:

March 21, 2019 • Press Release

Finalists Announced for Amnesty International USA Media Awards

The finalists for the Amnesty International USA Media Awards have been announced, and winners in each category will be revealed at the awards ceremony on April 3.

March 21, 2019 • Press Release

Vietnamese and Thai authorities must come clean about journalist’s disappearance

Reliable reports that independent journalist and former prisoner of conscience Truong Duy Nhat is being detained in Viet Nam raise major questions about his safety and the circumstances of his disappearance in Thailand in late January.

March 20, 2019 • Press Release

Turkey: Judicial farce must end with acquittal of human rights defenders

Almost two years after they were first arrested, two prominent figures from Amnesty International Turkey and nine other human rights defenders must be acquitted of the absurd charges they still face, said Amnesty International ahead of their trial which resumes tomorrow in Istanbul.

March 20, 2019 • Press Release

Aasif Mandvi to Host Amnesty International USA Media Awards on April 3 Jessica Valenti, Tracy Wilkinson, Alli Maloney, Franco Ordonez, Hadar Harris included as judges

Peabody Award-winning actor, comedian, producer and author Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show, Years of Living Dangerously, Halal in the Family), will host the Amnesty International USA’s Media Awards in New York City on April 3, marking the return of the event after a decade-long hiatus. The event will recognize excellence in human rights reporting and the vital role of a free press.

March 20, 2019 • Press Release

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Karadžić life sentence sends powerful message to the world

Responding to the decision by the Appeals Chamber of the International Residual Mechanisms for Criminal Tribunals to increase Radovan Karadžić’s sentence to life imprisonment for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, Amnesty International’s Europe Deputy Director, Massimo Moratti, said:

March 19, 2019 • Report

The New US War in Somalia

The US government must carry out impartial, thorough investigations into credible evidence its rapidly escalating air strikes in Somalia have killed numerous civilians, Amnesty International said in a new report today. The Hidden US War in Somalia details how 14 civilians were killed and eight more injured in just five of the more than 100 …

March 18, 2019 • Press Release

Greece: Message for European leaders beamed onto Acropolis on anniversary of EU-Turkey deal

European leaders were sent a clear message last night when a huge “Refugees Welcome” sign was projected on to the side of the Acropolis.

March 15, 2019 • Press Release

Trump Administration Attempts to Thwart International Criminal Court Investigators

Responding to reports that the U.S. will restrict visas for International Criminal Court personnel looking into the U.S. military personnel actions in Afghanistan, Daniel Balson, Advocacy Director at Amnesty International USA stated: “This announcement is the latest attack on international justice and international institutions by an administration hellbent on rolling back human rights protections. “While …

March 15, 2019 • Press Release

New Zealand: Mosque attacks are a moment of reckoning for the politics of demonization

The horrific attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which shooters killed 49 people and injured at least 48 more, is a devastating reminder of the consequences of letting hatred and demonization go unchecked.

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