Organizations Urge Congress to Act to End Muslim Ban Once and For All

This morning, a coalition of 15 organizations delivered a joint petition with over 100,000 signatures to members of Congress calling for legislation to rescind the newest version of the Muslim Ban immediately.

Federal Judge in Maryland Rules Against Muslim Ban Hours After Hawaii Ruling

A federal judge in Maryland has ruled against President Trump’s Muslim ban mere hours after a judge in Hawaii blocked its implementation. Naureen Shah, senior director of campaigns at Amnesty International USA, made the following statement.

Trump Must Abandon Discriminatory Muslim and Refugee Ban

Following a federal judge’s decision to block the Trump administration from implementing the latest travel ban, Naureen Shah, Amnesty International USA senior director of campaigns, released the following statement:

Turkey: Dismay as “fantastical allegations” accepted by court

Baseless allegations against 11 human rights defenders, including Amnesty International’s Turkey director and chair, should have been rejected in their entirety, said Amnesty International after an Istanbul court accepted the indictment today.

Iraq: One year on, hundreds of thousands suffering the consequences of battle for Mosul

Marking the one-year anniversary since Iraqi forces and the US-led coalition launched the offensive to retake the city of Mosul from the armed group calling itself the Islamic State (IS),  Amnesty International’s Middle East Director of Campaigns, Samah Hadid said:

Attorney General Sessions’ Plans for Immigration Reform Will Cost Lives

 Responding to Attorney General Sessions’ remarks today on the asylum system, Naureen Shah, senior director of campaigns at Amnesty International USA, released the following statement:

Celebrities Call on Turkey to Release Amnesty Director and Chair, Still in Jail After 100 Days

Over 20 artists and celebrities, including Zoë Kravitz, Ben Stiller, Mark Ruffalo, and Zach Galifianakis, have joined Amnesty International USA in urging the government of Turkey to immediately and unconditionally release Amnesty’s Turkey Director İdil Eser and Chair Taner Kiliç.

CAR: Fresh evidence UN peacekeepers drugged and raped young woman

The United Nations must take firm action in response to credible new evidence that UN peacekeepers drugged and raped a young woman in the Central African Republic, Amnesty International said today after interviewing the victim and 10 others with direct knowledge of the case.

Nigeria: Justice impossible unless Boko Haram terror suspects get fair trials

As the mass trial of Boko Haram suspects on terrorism-related charges continues in Nigeria, Amnesty International Nigeria Director Osai Ojigho said:

Amnesty International USA Honors Indigenous Activist Charon Asetoyer

Amnesty International USA will honor Charon Asetoyer, a member of the Comanche nation and a lifelong Native American women’s health advocate and activist, at this year’s Ginetta Sagan Award Reception tomorrow night in San Francisco. The award, named in honor of a WWII resistance fighter who went on to become a powerful advocate for Prisoners of Conscience, is given annually to honor courageous women around the world who stand up for the rights of women and children who face grave human rights violations.