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Amnesty International USA Written Testimony on Human Rights in Turkey for Feb. 16 Helsinki Commission Briefing

On February 16, 2022, Amnesty International USA's Turkey Advocacy Specialist Deniz Yuksel addressed members of the U.S. Helsinki Commission during a briefing on "Conflict of Interest? Foreign Policy and Human…

February 17, 2022
TOPSHOT - Turkish anti-riot police officers try to disperse a rally marking the International Women's Day in Istanbul on March 8, 2019. - Istanbul police fired tear gas at thousands of women who took to the city's central avenue on International Women's Day on March 8 in defiance of a protest ban to demand greater rights and denounce violence. (Photo by Yasin AKGUL / AFP) (Photo credit should read YASIN AKGUL/AFP via Getty Images)


Human Rights on Capitol Hill – January 2022 Newsletter

HUMAN RIGHTS ON CAPITOL HILL Table of Contents Featured Domestic Updates International Updates JANUARY 2022 NEWSLETTER Featured: War Crimes and Civilian Harm in Afghanistan People walk past the ruins of…

In this photograph taken on November 16, 2021, people walk past the ruins of destroyed houses in Arzo village on the outskirts of Ghazni. - Rural areas such as Arzo bore the brunt of the two-decade conflict that saw Taliban insurgents face US, NATO and Afghan forces, with civilian casualties inflicted by both sides. - TO GO WITH: Afghanistan-Conflict-Poverty, SCENE by Elise BLANCHARD (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP) / TO GO WITH: Afghanistan-Conflict-Poverty, SCENE by Elise BLANCHARD (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images)

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New wave of atrocities in Ethiopia’s Western Tigray

Amhara security forces are responsible for a surge of mass detentions, killings and forced expulsions of ethnic Tigrayans in the Western Tigray territory of northern Ethiopia, Amnesty International and Human…

December 16, 2021
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2021 Virtual Activism Conference

Amnesty International USA is excited to be hosting the 2021 Virtual Activism Conference. The theme is Together for Our Future – 60 years of uniting action-takers and change-makers. Dates: October…

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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 prison in Anuradhapura on 12 September and held Tamil prison…

September 15, 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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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…

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)