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September 13, 2018 • Press Release

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi in shameful defense of Reuters journalists’ conviction

Responding to comments by Myanmar’s State Counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi, at the World Economic Forum in Hanoi today defending the conviction of Reuters journalists Wa Lone, and Kyaw Soe Oo, Minar Pimple, Amnesty International’s Senior Director of Global Operations, said: “This is a disgraceful attempt by Aung San Suu Kyi to defend the indefensible. To say …

September 12, 2018 • Report

In the Line of Fire: Human Rights and the U.S. Gun Violence Crisis

The U.S. government has allowed gun violence to become a human rights crisis, according to “In the Line of Fire: Human Rights and the U.S. Gun Violence Crisis,” a new report from Amnesty International. The report examines how all aspects of American life have been compromised in some way by the unfettered access to guns, with no attempts at meaningful national regulation.

September 10, 2018 • Press Release

Amnesty International USA Calls on the US to Support ICC Victims of Most Serious Crimes

Reacting to news that John Bolton, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, propose that the Trump administration ban International Criminal Court (ICC) judges and prosecutors from entering the US, impose sanctions on any funds they have in the States, and prosecute them in the US court system, Adotei Akwei, Deputy Director Advocacy and …

September 10, 2018 • Press Release

Cambodia: Release of Kem Sokha must be made permanent

Responding to the news that opposition leader Kem Sokha has been released from prison on bail and is now being held under house arrest, Minar Pimple, Amnesty International’s Senior Director of Global Operations said:

September 9, 2018 • Report

Curaçao: Authorities are denying protection to people fleeing the crisis in Venezuela

Authorities in the Caribbean island of Curaçao, part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, must protect people who are fleeing the human rights crisis in nearby Venezuela and put an end to the appalling conditions they face upon reaching Curaçao, said Amnesty International in a report published today.

September 7, 2018 • Press Release

Myanmar: ICC decision opens a clear avenue for justice for the Rohingya

Following the International Criminal Court (ICC)’s ruling on Thursday that it has jurisdiction over Myanmar’s deportation of the Rohingya population to Bangladesh, a crime against humanity, Biraj Patnaik, Amnesty International’s South Asia Director, said:

September 6, 2018 • Press Release

Proposed Changes to Limits on Family Detention Would Inflict Further Harm on Children Fleeing Persecution

According to reports, the Trump administration is preparing to publish regulations that would effectively terminate the 1997 Flores Settlement Agreement, which mandates that children cannot be held in immigration detention for more than 20 days.

September 6, 2018 • Press Release

Pacific Islands Forum: Australia must tackle refugee crisis in Nauru as regional summit closes

The Australian government must urgently evacuate the 107 refugee children and their families trapped in appalling conditions in Nauru, or else accept New Zealand’s offer to provide safe haven, said Amnesty International, as the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) comes to a close in Nauru today. The four-day meeting, which brought together leaders from across the …

September 6, 2018 • Press Release

Supreme Court decriminalizing consensual same-sex relations marks a new era for LGBTI rights in India

The landmark ruling by India’s Supreme Court decriminalizing consensual same-sex relations is a historic step, which sends a message of hope not only to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, but to everyone fighting for justice and equality, Amnesty International India said today. “The judgment closes the door on a dark chapter of …

September 5, 2018 • Press Release

Guatemala: Discriminatory law puts at risk the lives and rights of thousands of women, girls and LGBTI people

Guatemala’s Congress must reject proposed law 5272, also known as the “Law for the Protection of Life and Family,” because it would violate the rights of thousands of women, girls and LGBTI, Amnesty International said today. “This bill actually threatens what it claims to protect: life and families,” said Erika Guevara-Rosas, Amnesty International Director for …

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