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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 Hidden 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.

March 14, 2019 • Press Release

Amnesty International stands in solidarity with school strike for climate

Amnesty International today warned that the failure of governments to tackle climate change could amount to the greatest inter-generational human rights violation in history, as it welcomes a global day of school strikes against climate change planned for Friday, March 15 by young people.

March 14, 2019 • Press Release

Saudi Arabia: Women activists persecuted under bogus charges. Speaking to Amnesty is not a crime

The prosecution of 11 women activists before a Criminal Court in Riyadh for their human rights work and contact with international organizations is an appalling escalation of the Saudi authorities’ crackdown on peaceful activism.

March 13, 2019 • Press Release

California Governor Signs Moratorium on Executions

Today the California Gov. Gavin Newsome signed an executive order placing a moratorium on executions. The order will affect over 700 people on death row.

March 13, 2019 • Press Release

Trump Administration Undermines State Department’s Human Rights Report

In response to the U.S. State Department releasing its second human rights report compiled under the Trump administration, Joanne Lin, national director of advocacy and governmental relations at Amnesty International USA, issued this statement:

March 12, 2019 • Press Release

Decision to Close Immigration Services Abroad Could Keep Families Apart and Devastate Thousands of People

In response to reports regarding the imminent closure of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Amnesty International USA tactical campaigns manager Ashley Houghton issued this statement:

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