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December 6, 2021 • Press Release

Biden Administration’s Diplomatic Boycott of Winter Olympics a Blow to the Impunity of the Chinese Government

In response to today’s news that U.S. government officials would not attend the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, Joanne Lin, National Director for Advocacy and Government Relations at Amnesty International USA, said: "The Biden administration’s announcement of a diplomatic boycott of the Olympic games is a blow to the impunity of the Chinese authorities. The Chinese government’s perpetuation and condoning of human rights abuses, from the dismantling of free expression in Hong Kong to the repression of Uyghurs, Tibetans, and other minorities, to blatant attempts to silence survivors of sexual abuse, must be met with unequivocal condemnation and demands for justice.

September 15, 2021 • Press Release

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 that they resulted from torture or other ill-treatment or the lethal use of firearms and tear gas by officials, said Amnesty International following yesterday’s reports of yet another suspicious death in custody.  

August 25, 2021 • Advocacy and GR

President Biden should urge Ukraine’s President Zelensky to tackle impunity for security services, LGBTI violent attacks, and gender-based violence

On July 21st, the White House announced that U.S. President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will meet in Washington on August 30th. As the two leaders sit down …

May 12, 2021 • Press Release

Israel/ OPT: Cycle of impunity leaves civilians once again paying the price amid escalation of hostilities

Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza must not repeat violations of international humanitarian law that led to killing and maiming of civilians and destruction of homes and infrastructure in previous rounds of fighting, said Amnesty International today.  

August 27, 2020 • Press Release

Six Months Since Delhi Riots, Delhi Police Continue to Enjoy Impunity Despite Rights Violations

The Delhi police personnel were complicit and an active participant in the violence that took place in Delhi in February 2020, yet in the last six months not a single …

January 28, 2020 • Press Release

Dismal ‘Peace Deal’ Would Exacerbate Violations, Enshrine Impunity Between Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories

The Trump administration’s dismal package of proposals to violate international law and further strip Palestinians of their rights is a handbook for more suffering and abuses in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), Amnesty International said today.

September 4, 2019 • Press Release

Years of Impunity for Xenophobic Crimes Driving the Latest Attacks in South Africa

The ongoing and escalating attacks against refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, and looting of foreign owned shops in South Africa, is a direct consequence of years of impunity and failures in the criminal justice system that have left this vulnerable group exposed and unprotected, Amnesty International said today.

August 22, 2019 • Press Release

Two Years since Rohingya Exodus, Impunity Reigns Supreme for Military

With the threat of returns to Myanmar once again looming over Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, Amnesty International warned that Rakhine State remains unsafe while those responsible for atrocities continue to evade justice.

July 22, 2019 • Press Release

President’s Call to Revive Death Penalty in the Philippines Will Only Worsen Climate of Impunity

President Duterte’s call to revive the death penalty during his State of the Nation Address (SONA) will only worsen the country’s climate of impunity amid the government’s deadly anti-drugs campaign, Amnesty International said today.

March 10, 2019 • Press Release

Brazil: After a year of impunity, authorities must bring Marielle Franco’s killers to justice

One year on from the killing of the human rights defender and Rio de Janeiro city councillor Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Gomes, Brazilian authorities are still failing to provide their families and society with adequate answers, and their inability to identify those responsible and bring them to justice continues to put other human rights defenders at risk.

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