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Amnesty International USA responds to reports of cruel, deadly tactics by Texas troops at the border

In response to reports about Texas DPS troops receiving instructions to push children into the Rio Grande and deny water to asylum seekers, Amy Fischer, Director of Refugee and Migrant…

July 18, 2023

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Amnesty International Opposes the Transfer of Cluster Munitions to the Armed Forces of Ukraine

"The Biden Administration must understand that any decision enabling the broader use of cluster bombs in this war will likely lead to one predictable outcome: the further death of civilians.”

July 6, 2023

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Cameroon: Rampant Atrocities Amid Anglophone Regions Must Be Stopped and Investigated

Cameroonian authorities must act to end the violence against the population and conduct thorough investigations into the killings, acts of torture, rapes, burning of houses and other atrocities committed in…

July 3, 2023

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US Backtracks on Ethiopia Atrocity Determination

This week the US Treasury Department notified Congress that based on a State Department assessment, it no longer believes that the Ethiopian government is engaging in a “pattern of gross…

June 30, 2023

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UN Special Rapporteur’s findings reinforce urgent need to close Guantánamo and provide redress for past and present detainees

In response to a report presented today by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism about the detention facility…

June 26, 2023

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One Year After the Reversal of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Faces Compounding Human Rights Crises

Abortion is a human right and basic healthcare, and activists across the country and around the world are more determined than ever to ensure that people across the USA will…

June 23, 2023

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Biden And Modi Must Address Grave Human Rights Concerns During Summit

The United States and Indian governments must address the grave human rights issues in both countries during Prime Minister Modi’s meeting with President Biden in Washington DC, said Amnesty International…

June 20, 2023

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Amnesty International To Host Juneteenth Community Action Against Gun Violence

Organizers and community partners from Amnesty International’s End Gun Violence (EGV) Task Force will be gathering at the Lyceum Conference Center in Hartford, Conn. on Saturday, June 17th to commemorate…

June 12, 2023

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Taliban’s cruel attacks in Panjshir province in Afghanistan amount to war crime of collective punishment – new report

The Taliban have committed the war crime of collective punishment against civilians in Afghanistan’s Panjshir province, Amnesty International said in a new report published today.

June 7, 2023


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Joe Biden Must Tell Rishi Sunak To Drop ‘Deeply-Misconceived’ Troubles Bill

Commenting on UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s forthcoming trip to Washington for talks with President Joe Biden, Grainne Teggart, Amnesty International UK’s Northern Ireland Deputy Director, said: “Now is the…

June 5, 2023

LIMA, PERU - JANUARY 28: Protesters continue their demonstration demanding the resignation of Peruvian President Dina Boluarte after six weeks of violent protests that have left 60 dead in different provinces and the first dead in the Peruvian capital, Lima, on Saturday, January 28, 2023. Demonstrators clashed with riot police during the protest as police used tear gas to disperse the crowd and installed barricades. (Photo by Klebher Vasquez/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

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Global: Misuse of Tear Gas Killing and Injuring Protesters Worldwide – Updated Interactive Website

The horrific misuse of tear gas by security forces during brutal crackdowns on protests in Iran, Peru and Sri Lanka last year are among many new incidents detailed in Amnesty…

May 29, 2023

TOPSHOT - Afghan refugee girls watch a soccer match near where they are staying in the Village at the Ft. McCoy US Army base on September 30, 2021 in Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin. - There are approximately 12,600 Afghan refugees being cared for at the base under Operation Allies Welcome. The Department of Defense, through US Northern Command and US Army North, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities in permanent or temporary structures while the Afghans complete the processing necessary to resettle in the United States. (Photo by Barbara Davidson / POOL / AFP) (Photo by BARBARA DAVIDSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

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Afghanistan: Taliban’s Treatment of Women and Girls Should Be Investigated as the Crime Against Humanity of Gender Persecution – New Report

The Taliban’s severe restrictions and unlawful crackdown on women and girls’ rights should be investigated as possible crimes under international law, including the crime against humanity of gender persecution, Amnesty…

May 25, 2023