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Your rights in jeopardy, global assault on freedoms, warns Amnesty International

International protection of human rights is in danger of unravelling as short-term national self-interest and draconian security crackdowns have led…

February 18, 2016

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Cuba: Human Rights Day crackdown on dissidents likely after month of mass arrests

Cuban human rights activists are at increased risk of detention or harassment from the authorities amid demonstrations on International Human…

December 10, 2015

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USA must listen to the United Nations and lift economic embargo on Cuba

A UN vote to lift the US embargo on Cuba today sends, once again, a strong message to US President…

October 27, 2015

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Release of graffiti artist in Cuba must herald new approach to dissent

The release of a Cuban graffiti artist who had been held in prison for nearly a year after he painted…

October 20, 2015

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Cuba must release graffiti artist jailed for painting Castros’ names on pigs’ backs

A Cuban graffiti artist who has been unfairly held in prison for nearly a year after he painted “Raúl” and…

September 29, 2015

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State of the World 2014/2015

This has been a devastating year for those seeking to stand up for human rights and for those caught up…

February 25, 2015

Sheet of paper Report

President and Congress should apply human rights principles and close Guantánamo

The US prison camp at Guantánamo is back on the political agenda. And the politicking again threatens to derail the…

June 16, 2014

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Guantanamo Detainee Seeks Victim Status in Poland Investigation into CIA Prison

A Yemeni man held by the U.S. military has become the third person to seek victim status in an ongoing…

June 12, 2013

Sheet of paper Report

Annual Report: Cuba 2013

REPUBLIC OF CUBA Head of state and government Raúl Castro Ruz Repression of independent journalists, opposition leaders and human rights…

May 17, 2013

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USA: Letter to US Secretary of Defense in relation to hunger-strikes at Guantánamo

Amnesty International expresses deep concern at the situation faced by the detainees held in Department of Defense custody at the…

March 28, 2013

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Join Amnesty International USA for a Special Screening of Oscar-nominated, “No,” on Thursday, February 21

Amnesty International USA, in partnership with Reporters Without Borders Freedom House and Participant Media, will hold a pre-release screening of…

February 15, 2013

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Cuban Authorities Must Release Journalist Accused of “Disrespect” Towards Castro

Authorities in Cuba must immediately release imprisoned Cuban journalist Calixto Martínez, accused of “controversial” reporting and “disrespect” toward Castro, Amnesty…

January 30, 2013