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NEW YORK, - MARCH 18: A cyclist wearing a mask is seen as the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States on March 18, 2020 in Various Cities, . The World Health Organization declared coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic on March 11th. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

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Explainer: Seven ways the coronavirus affects human rights

The outbreak of the coronavirus (2019-nCov) that started in the Chinese city of Wuhan (Hubei province) in late 2019 has been declared…

February 10, 2020

This photo taken on September 13, 2019 shows people on a street in a small village where ethnic Uighurs live on the outskirts of Shayar in the region of Xinjiang. (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP) (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images)

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Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act Signals Chinese Government Must Be Held Accountable for its Abuses

Responding to the passage of the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act in the United States Senate and House of Representatives,…

December 4, 2019

Students gather at a shopping mall in the Lok Fu area of Hong Kong on September 23, 2019, to sing a recently penned protest song titled 'Glory to Hong Kong' which has been gaining popularity in the city. - A defiant protest anthem penned by an anonymous composer has become the unofficial new soundtrack to Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, belted out by crowds at flashmobs in malls, on the streets and in the football stands. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images)

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U.S. Signing of the PROTECT Hong Kong Act Sends a Message to the World That People Can Come Before Profit

Responding to the official signing of S.2710, the PROTECT Hong Kong Act, Amnesty International USA and Amnesty International Hong King issued the following joint…

November 27, 2019

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Write For Rights: Amnesty International Launches Global Campaign Championing Youth Activists

Amnesty International has today launched Write for Rights, the world’s biggest human rights campaign, which this year champions children’s rights…

November 17, 2019

Members and supporters of the Uighur community in the UK mark the 10th anniversary of the 2009 Urumqi riots at a rally outside the Chinese Embassy in London, England, on July 5, 2019. Deadly clashes between Uighur Muslims and Han Chinese broke out in Urumqi (capital of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in north-west China) on July 5, 2009. According to official figures 197 people died in the violence, most of them Han Chinese. Uighur groups maintain that the death toll was much higher, however, and that the victims were predominantly Uighur. Demonstrations have been organised by the World Uyghur Congress in 23 cities around the world. (Photo by David Cliff/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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UN Secretary-General Must Publicly Denounce Human Rights Violations In Xinjiang

Antonio Guterres should publicly and unequivocally condemn the Chinese authorities’ abusive policies in Xinjiang and call for an immediate closure…

September 17, 2019

Demonstrators hold placards as they protest outside the offices of Google in London on January 18, 2019. - A global coalition of 60 human rights and media groups wrote to Google chief executive Sundar Pichai urging him to scrap the "Dragonfly" project, a censored search engine for China, which has already sparked opposition from the US tech giant's own staff. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

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Google Must Fully Commit to Never Censor Search in China

Google must now go one step further and commit to never aid China’s large-scale censorship and surveillance. The company’s past…

July 17, 2019

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Court ruling a huge step forward for same-sex equality

In response to the Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal ruling on Thursday that the government’s refusal to grant same-sex couples access…

June 6, 2019

Hundreds of thousands of Chinese gather on June 2, 1989 in Tiananmen Square around a 10-metre replica of the Statue of Liberty (C), called the Goddess of Democracy, demanding democracy despite martial law in Beijing. - Hundreds, possibly thousands, of protesters were killed by China's military on June 3 and 4, 1989, as communist leaders ordered an end to six weeks of unprecedented democracy protests in the heart of the Chinese capital. Dissidents and human rights advocates around the world will mark on June 4, 2009 the twentieth anniversary of China's bloody crackdown on the pro-democracy protests. (Photo by CATHERINE HENRIETTE / AFP) (Photo credit should read CATHERINE HENRIETTE/AFP/Getty Images)

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We remember Tiananmen, the 30th anniversary of the pro-democracy protests

To commemorate the anniversary of the killings of pro-democracy protesters on Tiananmen Square on June 4, Amnesty International USA will…

May 23, 2019

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Transgender people in China risk their lives with dangerous self – surgery

Transgender people in China are performing highly dangerous surgery on themselves and buying unsafe hormone treatments on the black market…

May 9, 2019

Uyghurs people demonstrate against China outside of the United Nations (UN) offices during the Universal Periodic Review of China by the UN Human Rights Council, on November 6, 2018 in Geneva. - China's mass detainment of ethnic Uighurs and its crackdown on civil liberties likely figures high on the agenda when countries meet at the UN in Geneva to review Beijing's rights record. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

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UN: Act to End China’s Mass Detentions in Xinjiang

The United Nations Human Rights Council should adopt a resolution establishing an international fact-finding mission to Xinjiang, the region of…

February 4, 2019

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China: “Where Are They”: Time for answers about mass detention in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region

Families of up to one million predominately Muslim people from Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region detained in mass “re-education” drive demand…

September 23, 2018

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China: Systematic repression of ethnic minorities laid bare in UN findings

In response to the release of concluding observations on China by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial…

August 30, 2018