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Amnesty International USA Calls on Incoming Congress to Respect Human Rights and on Current Congress to Pass Key Legislation Immediately

Amnesty International USA’s executive director, Paul O’Brien, released the following statement in response to the results of the U.S. Congressional election: “We call on the incoming Congress to respect human…

November 17, 2022

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Amnesty International USA statement on U.S District Court vacating Title 42

In response to yesterday’s court ruling vacating Title 42, Amnesty International USA’s Amy Fischer, Americas Advocacy Director, issues the following statement: With yesterday’s decision by the U.S. District Court in…

November 16, 2022

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G20 Summit in Indonesia held amid repression of civic space in host country

G20 leaders should use this year’s summit to uphold the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly, which have been under attack in the summit’s host country and…

November 15, 2022

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Amnesty International USA Statement on Midterm Abortion Ballot Measures

All five states with abortion-related measures on the ballot during the midterm election voted in favor of abortion rights. Voters in California, Michigan, and Vermont voted to pass further protections…

November 10, 2022

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Russia’s Unlawful Transfer of Civilians a War Crime and Likely a Crime Against Humanity – New Report

Russian authorities forcibly transferred and deported civilians from occupied areas of Ukraine in what amounted to war crimes and likely crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said in a new report…

November 10, 2022

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Amnesty International USA Statement on Twitter’s Human Rights, Ethics Layoffs

The Director of Amnesty International USA’s Silicon Valley Initiative, Michael Kleinman, issued the following statement in response to reports of layoffs at Twitter:

November 9, 2022

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The US Government & Twitter Must do More to Counter Antisemitism

In light of the recent surge in antisemitic rhetoric, messages and memes, Amnesty International USA reiterates its condemnation of antisemitism in the strongest possible terms and demands action to counter…

November 1, 2022

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Russian Attacks on Critical Energy Infrastructure in Ukraine Amount to War Crimes

Reacting to the news that Russian attacks on energy facilities in Ukraine over recent days have led to a nationwide blackout in the country, Marie Struthers, Amnesty International’s Director for…

October 20, 2022

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Amnesty International Responds to Plan to Block Asylum Access for Venezuelans at Border

In response to the Biden Administration’s announcement about a new process for Venezeulans seeking safety, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International said:

October 13, 2022

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Amnesty International USA Calls on Governors and Secretaries of State Across the Country to Ban Guns Near Polling Places

Amnesty International USA sent a letter to governors and secretaries of state nationwide urging them to ban guns at and near polling places to ensure the safety of voters, poll…

October 3, 2022

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Facebook’s Systems Promoted Violence Against Rohingya in Myanmar; Meta Owes Reparations – New Report

Facebook owner Meta’s dangerous algorithms and reckless pursuit of profit substantially contributed to the atrocities perpetrated by the Myanmar military against the Rohingya people in 2017, Amnesty International said in…

September 28, 2022

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Amnesty International USA Statement on House Passage of Break the Cycle of Violence Act

Amnesty International USA’s Campaign Manager for Ending Gun Violence, Ernest Coverson issued the following statement in response to the passage yesterday of H.R. 4118, the Break the Cycle of Violence…

September 23, 2022