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Amnesty International

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U.S. Parole Commission Denies Leonard Peltier’s Request for Freedom; President Biden Should Grant Clemency   

Continuing to keep Leonard Peltier locked behind bars is a human rights travesty. President Biden should grant him clemency and…

July 2, 2024

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Amnesty International USA Reaction to the Biden Administration’s Decision to Extend and Redesignate Haiti for TPS

We welcome the Biden Administration’s decision to extend and redesignate TPS for Haiti. This action recognizes the dire situation Haitians…

June 28, 2024

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Amnesty International Response to Supreme Court Ruling in Case Challenging the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act

Abortion is a human right, for all people, everywhere. While today’s decision is a temporary relief, it is not a…

June 27, 2024

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Americas: Proposed Laws Would Severely Restrict Civil Society’s Work in Region

States must stop striving to silence human rights organizations and restrict civic spaces where anyone can participate and freely express…

June 26, 2024

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UK/USA: Fight for Media Freedom Continues as Assange Reaches Plea Deal with U.S. Authorities

The charges against Assange should have never been brought against him in the first place, that he certainly should have…

June 26, 2024

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Russia: “I Would Love to Hug Her But It’s Impossible. Imprisoned Dissenters Deprived of Family Contact.”

This is a deliberate strategy of the Russian government to isolate and silence dissenters and inflict further suffering on them…

June 26, 2024

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Amnesty International USA Reaction to the Biden Administration’s Response to Protests in Kenya

The United States has an imperative make use of its close relationship with President Ruto and demand that he and…

June 26, 2024

Russian artist Alexandra Skochilenko, 33, smiles as she is escorted by police officers after being sentenced to seven years in prison for spreading disinformation about the army after she swapped supermarket price tags with slogans criticising Russia's offensive in Ukraine, at a court in Saint Petersburg on November 16, 2023. Photo by OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP via Getty Images
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Russia: “I Would Love to Hug Her, but it is Impossible.” Imprisoned Dissenters Deprived of Family Contact

Amnesty International finds that Russia’s authorities are systematically denying arbitrarily imprisoned government critics contact with their families.

June 25, 2024

People participate in a demonstration to demand better conditions for their imprisoned relatives in front of the Palace of Justice in Caracas on June 12, 2024. Relatives of inmates protested Wednesday in Caracas in support of the hunger strike that has been underway since the weekend in some 19 Venezuelan prisons amid allegations of corruption, procedural delays, overcrowding, and limited access to food. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP) (Photo by FEDERICO PARRA/AFP via Getty Images)
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Venezuela: Open letter to the minister for penitentiary services regarding the detention conditions and possible torture at ‘Rodeo I’ prison

According to the information Amnesty International has received, the detention conditions in Venezuela's ‘Rodeo I’ are cruel, inhuman and degrading,

June 25, 2024

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Press Release

Russia/Ukraine: ICC Arrest Warrants for Senior Russian Officials ‘a Crucial Step Towards Justice’

These ICC warrants mark another crucial step towards justice. Their issuance helps rebuild trust in international law and the institutions…

June 25, 2024

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Julian Assange speaks to the media from the balcony of the Embassy Of Ecuador on May 19, 2017 in London, England. Julian Assange, founder of the Wikileaks website that published US Government secrets, has been wanted in Sweden on charges of rape since 2012. He sought asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and today police have said he will still face arrest if he leaves. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
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‘Positive News’ as Julian Assange Released from UK Prison

Amnesty International embraces the positive news that Julian Assange has finally been released from UK state custody after five years…

June 25, 2024

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Americas: Urgent OAS Action Needed to Reverse Trend of Shrinking Civic Space

Ahead of the heads of state meeting in Paraguay, Amnesty International calls on member states of the Organization of American…

June 24, 2024