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Following news of the disembarkation of 49 men, women and children stranded at sea for 19 days while their requests for safe harbor were refused, Elisa De Pieri, Amnesty International’s Researcher on Southern Europe, said: “After nearly three weeks of being tossed around in stormy seas these women, men and children are now safely on dry land, but the …
Legislation introduced today requiring universal background checks for firearm sales presents an important opportunity to address the human rights crisis of gun violence, Amnesty International USA said today. “The failure to require background checks on all sales and transfers of firearms in the United States creates dangerous loopholes, and people are paying with their lives. …
In anticipation of President Trump’s address tonight on his administration’s policies toward asylum-seekers and migrants at the border, Margaret Huang, executive director of Amnesty International, issued the following statement: “The president’s persistent efforts to dehumanize asylum seekers at the border must no longer be enabled by any kind of federal support – period. His proposed …
Amnesty International USA has sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo regarding his current tour of the Middle East, with visits to Jordan, Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait. Philippe Nassif, advocacy director for Middle East North Africa, issued this statement:
Responding to reports that Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, an 18-year-old Saudi woman, faces deportation from the transit zone of Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok (Thailand), Samah Hadid, Amnesty’s Middle East Director of Campaigns said:
In response to reports that the Trump administration has stopped cooperating with United Nations (UN) investigators probing potential human rights violations in the United States, Amnesty International advocacy director Daniel Balson issued this statement:
Following further closures of media outlets and a mounting crackdown on internet and mobile messaging in the wake of elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Amnesty International’s Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes Joan Nyanyuki said:
Responding to news that Netflix have removed an episode from a comedy show in Saudi Arabia, after officials from the Kingdom complained that it violated cyber-crime laws, Samah Hadid, Middle East Director of Campaigns at Amnesty International, said:
In response to reports that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents used tear gas against men, women and children crossing the US southern border late last night, Amnesty International deputy director of research Justin Mazzola issued this statement:
Responding to news reports of the death of an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy in the custody of a Customs and Border Protection in New Mexico, Margaret Huang, executive director of Amnesty International USA, issued the following statement: “On this day that many of us are grateful to spend with loved ones, it is heartbreaking to learn …
After previously slamming a June report by Amnesty International for its methodology, the US-led military coalition fighting ISIS is now acknowledging findings by the human rights group that 77 civilians were in fact killed during airstrikes conducted in Raqqa, Syria, last summer.
El senado de Argentina votará este 8 de agosto el proyecto de ley de interrupción voluntaria del embarazo antes de las 14 semanas de gestación. Expertos aseguran que es difícil acceder al aborto permitido en casos excepcionales, por lo que apoyan su legalización
As a Latin American immigrant and a naturalized citizen who made a life, family and career over the last two decades in the United States, I have never seen threats to our existence or expressions of hate like those I’ve encountered since President Trump’s election.