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Human Rights on Capitol Hill Newsletter – February Edition (02/04/2020)

To view PDF version click here: Human Rights on Capitol Hill February 2020 Human Rights on Capitol Hill    published by Amnesty International USA   February 4, 2020  In this edition of Human Rights on Capitol Hill:  1) This Month’s Feature  U.S. – Congress Must Pass the No Ban Act (H.R. 2214, S. 1123) to Nullify President Trump’s Discriminatory Muslim Ban  …

February 3, 2020 • Press Release

Statement on Executive Director Margaret L. Huang’s Transition to Southern Poverty Law Center

Amnesty International USA’s Executive Director, Margaret L. Huang, announced today that she will leave the organization to become the new president and chief executive officer of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and SPLC Action Fund. She begins the role on April 20. Under Huang’s leadership of AIUSA, the organization has grown both in membership …

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Statement for House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee Hearing on Ending Global Religious Persecution (01-28-2020)

Written Testimony of Francisco Bencosme Asia Advocacy Manager Amnesty International USA Submitted to the House Oversight & Reform Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties For a hearing on “Ending Global Religious Persecution” January 28, 2020 Chairman Raskin, Ranking Member Roy, and other distinguished members of the Subcommittees. Thank you for the opportunity to testify …

January 17, 2020 • Press Release

Upcoming Virginia Gun Rally Threatens Communities

Ahead of a gun rally scheduled to take place in Richmond, Virginia on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, expected to draw white supremacists and hate groups, Amnesty International USA’s End Gun Violence campaign manager, Ernest Coverson said: “When we have a system that allows virtually unfettered access to guns and a United States President and …

January 15, 2020 • Press Release

Scores Injured as Security Forces Use Unlawful Force to Crush Protests in Iran

Verified video footage, photographs and testimonies from victims and eyewitnesses on the ground obtained by Amnesty International, confirm that Iranian security forces used unlawful force against peaceful protesters who gathered across Iran following the authorities’ admission that they had shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane on January 8.

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Human Rights on Capitol Hill Newsletter – January Edition (1/8/2020)

To view PDF version click here: Human Rights on Capitol Hill January 2020 Human Rights on Capitol Hill    published by Amnesty International USA   January 8, 2020  Happy new year from Amnesty International USA! In this edition of Human Rights on Capitol Hill:  1) Major International Human Rights Development  India – Amnesty International Calls on Indian Government to Repeal Anti-Muslim …

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2020 Human Rights Action Lab

aPPLY FOR THE 2020 HUMAN RIGHTS ACTION LAB Action Lab is a day-long workshop designed for AIUSA activists who are enthusiastic about growing their organizing and campaigning skills. Participants will join us ahead of the AGM on March 6th in San Diego, CA, and are part of an exciting network of human rights activists who …

December 19, 2019 • Press Release

Final 2020 Congressional Funding Bills Fall Far Short of Making Human Rights a Priority

Responding to the final funding bills for Fiscal Year 2020, Amnesty International USA urges that the U.S. government must step up its contribution to global efforts to protect human rights. Earlier this week, Amnesty International USA welcomed efforts to secure $25,000,000 to aid in research around gun violence after recommendations from 160 medical, public health, …

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Lebanon Must Investigate Alarming Use of Force on Largely Peaceful Protests

The authorities in Lebanon must launch a thorough, independent and effective investigation into last Saturday’s violent crackdown on largely peaceful protesters – the most aggressive since nationwide anti-government demonstrations began two months ago, said Amnesty International today.

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Statement on the Impact of US Counter terrorism Efforts in Africa on Human Rights before House Oversight and Reform National Security Subcommittee Dec. 17 2019

The Impact of US Counter terrorism Efforts in Africa on Human Rights Statement from Adotei Akwei Amnesty International USA for the National Security Subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform December 17, 2019 Chairman Lynch, Ranking Member Hice and members of the House Subcommittee on National Security, on behalf of the members and …

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