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DR Congo: Rwandan-Backed M23 Rebels Perpetrating Summary Killings And Rapes

Members of the March 23 Movement (M23) rebel group killed at least twenty men and raped scores of women and girls in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, an…

February 17, 2023

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Legislature Must Pass Common Sense Gun Laws

Following the February 13 mass shooting on the campus of Michigan State University, Amnesty International USA’s Program Director for Ending Gun Violence, Ernest Coverson, issued the following statement.

February 14, 2023

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Hateful and Abusive Speech Towards LGBTQ+ Community Surging on Twitter Under Elon Musk

Twitter is failing to protect LGBTQ+ organizations and individuals that advocate for members of the LGBTQ+ community from online violence and abuse, according to a new survey from Amnesty International…

February 9, 2023

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After 46 Years of Imprisonment, It’s Time to Free Leonard Peltier

Marking the 6 February Global Day of Solidarity with Native American activist Leonard Peltier, Amnesty International reiterates its call on President Biden to immediately grant Mr. Peltier clemency.

February 5, 2023

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Israel/Opt: Palestinian Lives In Peril As Israel Reinforces Apartheid      

Israeli authorities must dismantle the system of apartheid which is causing so much suffering and bloodshed, Amnesty International said today. Since the organization launched a major campaign against apartheid one…

February 2, 2023

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Amnesty International deploys crisis response team to investigate serious human rights violations

After closely monitoring the situation in Peru, Amnesty International has deployed a specialized crisis response team to investigate serious human rights violations and possible crimes under international law committed in…

January 30, 2023

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Amnesty International USA Calls on Memphis Police Department, Congress to Take Accountability for Systemic Failures that Led to Death of Tyre Nichols

It is imperative that the Memphis Police Department not see this as simply the actions of five individual police officers. Rather, the MPD must acknowledge this as a systemic issue…

January 27, 2023

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Meta Must Guard Against Human Rights Risks After Lifting Bans On Trump’s Facebook And Instagram Accounts

Under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, all companies have a responsibility to respect human rights. This means that social media companies, including Meta, cannot allow advocacy…

January 26, 2023

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Amnesty International Urges Biden Administration to Press For Independent Investigations into Human Rights Abuses in sub-Saharan Africa

The deaths of these journalists and activists are heartbreaking for the human rights community in sub-Saharan Africa and independent investigations must be launched.

January 23, 2023


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Amnesty International Mourns Victims of Monterey Park Shooting

Amnesty International USA’s Campaign Manager for Ending Gun Violence, Ernest Coverson, issued the following statement in response to a shooting in Monterey Park, Calif., that killed 10 people. "Last night…

January 22, 2023


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Amnesty International Applauds Illinois’ Assault Weapons Ban, Urges Other States to Follow Suit

“This ban brings the people of Illinois one step closer to having their human rights protected from gun violence."

January 12, 2023

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Amnesty International USA Condemns Biden Administration’s Attack on Asylum

Amnesty International USA condemns the Biden Administration’s attack on the human right to seek asylum.

January 5, 2023