Marcellus Williams Faces Execution Despite Doubts about Conviction

The state of Missouri is scheduled to execute Marcellus Williams on August 22 despite a lack of solid evidence used to secure his conviction and a new report from a DNA expert that his lawyers argue supports his claim to innocence.

Philippines: 32 killed in a day as Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ hits new levels of barbarity

After Philippine police killed 32 people in what is believed to be the highest death toll in a single day in President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called “war on drugs”, Amnesty International’s Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, James Gomez, said:

Thailand: Activist Sentenced for Posting Article to Facebook

Reacting to the guilty verdict against pro-democracy activist Jatupat Boonpattararaksa (“Pai Dao Din”), who was today sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for violating Thailand’s lèse-majesté law outlawing criticism of the royal family after sharing a BBC article on Facebook.

At least 60 killed as police shootings of drug suspects skyrocket in Indonesia

The number of police killings of suspected drug dealers has skyrocketed in Indonesia this year, an alarming rise which signals that authorities could be looking to emulate the murderous “war on drugs” in neighboring Philippines, Amnesty International said today.

Attempts to shut down human rights groups in Kenya is unlawful and irresponsible

Responding to attempts by Kenya’s NGO regulator to shut down two human rights organizations – the Kenya National Human Rights Commission (KHRC) and the African Centre for Open Governance (AfriCoG), Michelle Kagari, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes made the following statement.

Amnesty International USA Response to Trump’s Remarks on Hate Groups

In response to President Trump’s comments on the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists following this weekend’s violence in Charlottesville — Amnesty International USA Deputy Executive Director of Campaigns and Membership, Njambi Good, issued the following statement:

Family Fleeing Violence Ordered Released from Berks Immigration Center

Eight-year old Antonio* was ordered released with his mother from Berks County Residential Center in Pennsylvania today after being granted bond by an immigration judge. He and his 24-year-old mother Marlene fled kidnapping threats and severe physical and sexual assault before arriving in the U.S. seeking asylum. They have been held at Berks for over 23 months.

Trump Must Condemn Racial and Ethnic Hatred

CONTACT: Mandy Simon, [email protected] NEW YORK – In response to today’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia, Amnesty International USA Deputy Executive Director of Campaigns and Membership, Njambi Good, issued the following statement: “The authorities must act to deescalate tensions in Charlottesville and take immediate steps to counter hate against people of color, immigrants, refugees, Jews, Muslims … Continued

Trump Administration Attempts to Put Mother and Child Released from Immigration Detention Back in Custody

After over 600 days in immigration detention, Wendy and her three-year-old son Diego were granted bond and released by an immigration judge earlier this week. But the Trump administration has appealed to put them back behind bars, despite the fact that the mother and son have already traveled to Houston to be with family while their asylum claim is pending.

Venezuela: Wave of arrests as government turns against elected opposition

The arrest of four officials from the opposition in Venezuela, the removal from office of a further 11 and the issuing of arrest warrants against another five, demonstrates the Maduro administration’s tightening stranglehold on any form of dissent, taking repression to a frightening new level, said Amnesty International.