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President Bukele Engulfs El Salvador in a Human Rights Crisis After Three Years in Government

Under the current state of emergency, the Salvadoran authorities have committed massive human rights violations, including thousands of arbitrary detentions…

June 2, 2022

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Release municipal councilor put on trial for criticizing Russian aggression in Ukraine

Hearings have begun today in the case against Aleksei Gorinov, a Moscow municipal councilor who was charged with disseminating “knowingly…

June 1, 2022

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UN Human Rights Chief Must Seize Critical Opportunity to Address Crimes Against Humanity in Xinjiang 

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights must address crimes against humanity and gross human rights violations when her…

May 23, 2022

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US Officials Must Lift Title 42 Without Further Delay

Today, expulsions under Title 42 were meant to end, yet this inhumane practice continues due to a recent federal court…

May 23, 2022

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Sentence in El Salvador for Obstetric Emergency is a Travesty of Justice

In response to a court ruling in El Salvador that sentenced a woman to 30 years in prison for aggravated…

May 11, 2022

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Prominent Russian Opposition Activist Faces Up to 15 Years in Prison for Sharing Information About the War in Ukraine 

Responding to a new criminal investigation launched against Vladimir Kara-Murza, a member of the political opposition and critic of the…

April 22, 2022

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Amnesty International USA Welcomes “Uniting for Ukraine” But Urges Administration To Do More to Protect Ukrainians and All People Fleeing Conflict

Amnesty International USA welcomes the Biden administration’s initial efforts to welcome Ukrainians through a special parole program, and we urge…

April 21, 2022

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Release Russian Journalists Detained Over Critical Coverage of Ukraine Invasion

Responding to the news that Russian authorities have detained an editor-in-chief and a founder of local newspaper from the Russian…

April 14, 2022

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Uyghur Child Among Four ‘Booked for Deportation’ from Saudi Arabia to China Tonight

Amnesty International has received credible information that Buheliqiemu Abula and her teenage daughter, 13, were made to take tests for…

April 13, 2022

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New Evidence of Abuses in Poland & Belarus Highlights ‘Hypocrisy’ of Unequal Treatment of Asylum-Seekers

The Polish authorities have arbitrarily detained nearly two thousand asylum-seekers who crossed into the country from Belarus in 2021, and…

April 10, 2022

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Uyghur Girl, 13, Among Four ‘Facing Deportation’ and Torture in China

Saudi authorities must immediately release four Uyghurs – including a 13-year-old girl and her mother – who are at grave…

April 4, 2022

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Biden Administration Ends Title 42, but People Seeking Safety Need More

Responding to today’s announcement on the termination of Title 42 Expulsions, Amy Fischer, Americas Advocacy Director at Amnesty International USA…

April 1, 2022