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Depths of Degradation, Heights of Hypocrisy: USA’s First Execution of 2023

Paul O’Brien, Amnesty International USA A macabre ritual, incompatible with human dignity but enacted over one and a half thousand times in the USA in the past four and a…

January 4, 2023


Letter of Priorities to Incoming US Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Amnesty International USA writes to Ambassador Tamlyn upon her confirmation as the next US Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo. [pdf-embedder url="" title="Amnesty Letter to US Ambassador to DRC…

December 22, 2022

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Devastating Power Cuts Undermining Civilian Life in Ukraine as Christmas Approaches

The Russian armed forces’ continued attacks against Ukraine’s critical energy infrastructure, are a blatant violation of international humanitarian law and are endangering the lives of civilians with freezing temperatures setting…

December 21, 2022


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Amnesty International USA Outraged Afghan Adjustment Act Not Included in New Spending Bill

Upon the release of the FY23 omnibus spending package that fails to include the bipartisan Afghan Adjustment Act, Amnesty International USA is outraged that Congress has once again failed to…

December 20, 2022

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Amnesty International Urges the Illinois Legislature to Pass the Protect Illinois Communities Act to Prevent Gun Violence

Amnesty International USA’s Campaign Manager for Ending Gun Violence, Ernest Coverson, who is based in Chicago and is available for interview, issued the following statement in support of the Protect…

December 15, 2022

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Twitter’s Decision to Disband Safety Council Threatens Wellbeing of Users

Responding to Twitter’s decision to abruptly dissolve its Trust and Safety Council, an advisory group comprising almost 100 civil, human rights and other organizations that sought to address child exploitation,…

December 13, 2022

An older woman with a disability being evacuated in Kharkiv region, Ukraine. October 2022. To accompany Amnesty Internationals report: ‘I used to have a home’: Older people’s experience of war, displacement, and access to housing in Ukraine, that documents how older people in Ukraine have been disproportionately impacted by death and injury during Russia’s invasion. The report details that older people often remain in dangerous housing or are unable to flee conflict-affected areas. Those who do flee often cannot afford to cover rental costs, and shelters cannot provide appropriate care for older people with disabilities, forcing thousands into overstretched state institutions. A total of 226 people were interviewed for this report, including during in-person visits to seven state institutions during a four-week trip to Ukraine in June and July 2022.


Human Rights on Capitol Hill – December 2022 Newsletter

On December 6, Amnesty International released a report chronicling the disproportionate risks faced by older civilians in Ukraine in the aftermath of the Russian invasion.

December 12, 2022

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Older People Face Heightened Risks, Unable to Access Housing in Displacement Following Russian Invasion – New Report

Older people in Ukraine have been disproportionately impacted by death and injury during Russia’s invasion and are unable to access housing on an equal basis with others after being displaced,…

December 6, 2022

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Amnesty International USA Welcomes Biden Administration’s Move to Protect Haitian Migrants

Amnesty International USA Advocacy Director for the Americas, Amy Fischer, and Haiti Fellow, Taisha Saintil, released the following statement in response to the Biden administration’s decision to extend and redesignate…

December 6, 2022

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Solidarity with Palestinians Means Ending All Support for Apartheid

On the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Amnesty International reiterates its call for global action to end the system of apartheid which Israeli authorities enforce against Palestinians…

November 29, 2022

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Journalists And Independent Monitors Being Silenced To Stifle Reporting Of Protests – New Report

The Russian authorities have developed a sophisticated system of restrictions and severe reprisals to crush public protests, which extends to suppressing any reporting of them by journalists and independent monitors.…

November 23, 2022

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We Have Become a Nation of Gun Violence

Congress has a duty to the American people to act for human rights and ensure that guns don’t end up in the hands of those likely to misuse them. We…

November 23, 2022