AIUSA campaigns to protect and defend human rights in the United States and around the world. Have a few minutes? Send a letter, sign a petition, or take action in an urgent case. These cases and campaigns help save lives and change the world.
As the world continues to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of immigrants and asylum-seekers detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have been left behind in danger. Leaders seeking to advance racial justice and prevent the further spread and devastation of COVID-19 must immediately release immigrants and asylum-seekers now.
Take action now to demand President Biden free people, including all families, from ICE detention in his first 100 days.
COVID-19 is exacerbating the homegrown public health crisis that is gun violence in the U.S. Communities that already feel the impact of gun violence the most are being affected disproportionately by the pandemic, and the organizations designed to stop gun violence before it happens are critically endangered at a time when they are needed most.
Take action now to demand Congress pass the Break the Cycle Act to fund community gun violence prevention programs.
Urgent Actions ask our community of volunteers to flood the mailboxes, inboxes, phones and social media of authorities when someone is in imminent danger of human rights violations. Take action below, or learn more about the Urgent Action Network.
On April 28, 2021, the Court of Appeal upheld the prison sentence against activists and journalists Sherwan Sherwani, Guhdar Zebari, Hariwan Isaa, Ayaz Karam and Shvan Saeed. On February 16, 2021, the Erbil Criminal Court had sentenced the five men to six years in prison following unfair trials, based on trumped up charges. They must be immediately and unconditionally released.
The eight members of the Municipal Committee for the Defence of Common and Public Assets (CMDBCP, in Spanish) continue in prison in Honduras after more than 19 months. Seven share the same cell in Olanchito prison, Yoro department (North), and one is being held in La Ceiba Penal Center, Atlántida department (North). The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention declared their detention as arbitrary and asked for their immediate release. We urge authorities to review the preventive detention of all eight defenders and take all necessary measures to immediately release them.
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For nearly 60 years, Amnesty International has been a global leader for human rights. This grassroots movement is made up of everyday people — just like you — who take action wherever they are. Together, we are the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization. When you donate to Amnesty International, you become a member and force for human rights. You are coming together with millions of other supporters to amplify your impact. And, as a dues-paying member of AIUSA, you have the power to influence the direction of the organization by voting in the annual Board of Directors election and on resolutions at regional and national conferences.