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People gather at the entrance of the Nyarugenge Intermediate Court in Kigali on October 9, 2017 during the trial of Diane Rwigara (unseen), a prominent critic of Rwanda's President Paul Kagame. Rwigara was blocked from challenging Kagame in August's presidential election and she had been charged with inciting insurrection against the state as well as other offences. The court is to rule on whether Rwigara, her mother and sister should be held in preventive detention. / AFP PHOTO / Cyril Ndegeya (Photo credit should read CYRIL NDEGEYA/AFP via Getty Images)

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Fair Trial Violations in Rusesabagina Trial Verdict Must Be Effectively Remedied in Rwanda

Commenting after Paul Rusesabagina, a Rwandan opposition leader, was found guilty of terrorism and sentenced to 25 years in jail…

September 20, 2021

Prison guards secure the main entrance of the Welikada prison in Colombo on November 12, 2019, as inmates protest the pardon for a man who murdered a Swedish teenager in 2005. - Police commando units were on alert outside Sri Lanka's high security jail on November 12 as inmates protested after the pardon for Jude Jayamaha, convicted of killing Yvonne Jonsson of Sweden in Colombo in 2005. (Photo by Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI / AFP) (Photo by LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP via Getty Images)

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Minister in Sri Lanka Accused of Holding Tamil Prisoners at Gunpoint Must Face Investigation 

Responding to reports that Sri Lanka’s State Minister for Prison Management and Prisoners Rehabilitation, Lohan Ratwatte, forcibly entered a state…

September 15, 2021

TEHRAN, IRAN - JUNE 15: Iran presidential candidate Ebrahim Raeesi takes part in a campaign meeting with school teachers and athletes on June 15, 2021 in Tehran, Iran. The country's incumbent president, Hassan Rouhani, is ineligible to run again after serving two terms in office. (Photo by Meghdad Madadi ATPImages/Getty Images)

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A Decade of Deaths in Custody Unpunished Amid Systemic Impunity for Torture in Iran

Iranian authorities have failed to provide accountability for at least 72 deaths in custody since January 2010, despite credible reports…

September 15, 2021

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Hundreds of people are gathered at the NY Public Library on 5th Avenue as "Free Afghanistan" rally to protest Taliban in New York City, United States on August 28, 2021. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

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Amnesty International USA Joins Welcome.US Initiative to Mobilize Support for Afghan Refugees in the United States

Following the ongoing humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, Amnesty International USA is joining Welcome.US – a newly launched national initiative built…

September 14, 2021

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Former refugees tortured, raped, disappeared in Syria after returning home

Syrian security forces have subjected Syrians who returned home after seeking refuge abroad to detention, disappearance and torture, including sexual violence,…

September 7, 2021

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President Biden Fails to Give Reassurance to Afghans At Risk

Following President Biden's speech on the situation in Afghanistan, Paul O'Brien, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA (AIUSA), issued the…

August 20, 2021

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Amnesty International USA Condemns Any Resurgence of the Remain in Mexico Policy

On Friday, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction ordering the Department of Homeland Security to “enforce and…

August 19, 2021

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Every Moment the Biden Administration Does Not Course Correct in Afghanistan Could Have Horrific Consequences

Responding to the Taliban’s push into Kabul over the weekend, Amnesty International joined Freedom House in calling on President Biden…

August 16, 2021

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International community must act decisively in Afghanistan to avert further tragedy 

Responding to the collapse of the Afghan government following the seizure of power by the Taliban and the chaotic scenes…

August 16, 2021

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Extending Title 42 Will Endanger Refugees, Not Stop COVID-19

Today, the #WelcomeWithDignity campaign responded with deep disappointment to the extension of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…

August 3, 2021

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New IRAP Report Recommends Actions to Tackle Climate Displacement

Today, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) released a new report, “Opportunities to Address Climate Displacement in the U.S.,” which…

August 2, 2021

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Abbott’s Executive Order GA-37 is an Unconstitutional Attack on Humanitarian Organizations

The #WelcomeWithDignity campaign condemned Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order GA-37 directing Department of Public Safety officials to stop any vehicle…

July 29, 2021