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State-Financed Militia Must Be Held to Account for Extrajudicial Execution in Misratah, Libya

A shocking video depicting an extrajudicial execution by the Joint Operations Force (JOF), a state-financed militia also known as al-Moshtaraka,…

March 31, 2022

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Federal Appeals Court in Denver Rules Transgender Woman from Honduras Should Have Been Granted Asylum Based on “Extensive Evidence” of Violence Against Transgender Individuals

A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that Kelly Gonzalez Aguilar, a transgender woman, should have been granted asylum based on…

March 30, 2022

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Russian Authorities Launch Witch-Hunt to Catch Anyone Sharing Anti-War Views

The Russian authorities have launched a witch-hunt by effectively weaponizing the country’s criminal justice system to prosecute anti-war protesters and…

March 30, 2022

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Bernardo Caal Xol should never have spent a day in prison

Today, March 24, 2022, Bernardo Caal Xol was released from the penitentiary centre in Cobán after more than four years…

March 24, 2022

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Polish Authorities Must Act to Protect People Fleeing Ukraine from Further Suffering

The Polish authorities must relieve volunteers from the responsibility of receiving people fleeing from Ukraine and address the chaotic and…

March 22, 2022

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Russian Opposition Leader Aleksei Navalny Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison in Cynical Deprivation of His Human Rights

Responding to the news that Russian opposition leader and prisoner of conscience Aleksei Navalny has been sentenced to 9 years…

March 22, 2022

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Proposed gold mine is ‘recipe for disaster’ amid repression of Indigenous Papuans in Indonesia

Indonesian authorities should immediately halt plans to develop a sprawling gold mine the size of the city of Jakarta in volatile Papua Province,…

March 21, 2022

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Temporary Protected Status for Afghanistan Is a Critical Step and Protections Must Be Extended to Other Countries Facing Armed Conflict

Responding to today’s announcement from the Department of Homeland Security of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Afghanistan, Amy Fischer, Americas…

March 16, 2022

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Advocacy Groups Release Recommendations for Upcoming Private Sponsorship Program for Refugees

Today, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), Amnesty International USA (AIUSA), the Community Sponsorship Hub (CSH), and the Niskanen Center published a joint paper offering recommendations to…

March 15, 2022

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Protesting Live on TV Is an Act of Great Courage, Not a Crime

Responding to the news that Marina Ovsyannikova, an editor on Russia’s state-controlled Channel One TV who interrupted a live news…

March 15, 2022

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Over 100 environmental and human rights organizations join Amnesty International’s call for Biden to pardon Steven Donziger

For more than two years, human rights lawyer Steven Donziger - currently serving the remainder of a six month sentence…

March 15, 2022

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Humanitarian corridors for Ukrainian civilians fleeing Russian attacks must provide safety – new testimonies

Civilians whose homes have been destroyed and others fearing for their lives forced to flee Russian bombardment must be granted…

March 10, 2022