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Margaret Huang, Amnesty International: President Trump’s Proposed Budget is a Minefield for Human Rights

NEW YORK, March 16, 2017 – In response to President Trump’s proposed federal budget, Amnesty International USA’s executive director, Margaret Huang, released the following statement: With this proposal, President Trump is asking Congress to fund walling off our southern border, locking up more asylum seekers, and expanding the country’s military. Instead of leading on human […]

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US Saudi Arms Deal Would Fan Flames of Conflict, Says Amnesty International USA

March 14, 2017 – Amnesty International this week urged President Trump not to approve impending arms sales to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. The deals would arm members of a military coalition that has attacked thousands of civilians in Yemen and violated international humanitarian law. Amnesty International researchers have already found both unexploded U.S. bombs and […]

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Amnesty Intl. Launches Campaign to Free Young Children and Mothers Detained by ICE for Over 500 Days

March 10, 2017 – Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is launching a campaign today urging Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release several families with young children being detained at the Berks County Residential Center in Pennsylvania. Four of the 35 children currently detained at Berks – aged three, four, seven and 16 –  have been […]

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Tarah Demant: Trump’s Global Assault on Women’s Rights

March 8, 2017 – Tarah Demant is Senior Director, Identity and Discrimination Unit, Amnesty International USA.  This article was first published on Medium: It’s hard to keep track of the various assaults on human rights coming out of the Trump administration. It’s particularly dizzying for women’s rights defenders — because make no mistake, these assaults are […]

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Amnesty International USA, Coalition Partners Launch Campaign to Fight the Assault on Immigrant, Refugee Rights

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 6, 2017 – In response to President Trump’s recent executive orders on immigration and refugees, a coalition of leading human rights, civil rights, legal, and faith-based groups launched a joint initiative today to protect the rights of refugees and immigrants at U.S. borders.  As a first step, they are demanding President Trump […]

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Margaret Huang, Amnesty International USA: Trump Australia Call Shows Need for Congress to Act

NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2017 – Following reports of a tense phone call between President Trump and Australian Prime Minister Turnbull centered on refugees and subsequent comments by the president, Margaret Huang, Amnesty International USA executive director, released the following statement: Shutting down the United States’ borders during a humanitarian crisis in unconscionable. President Trump’s […]

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Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories: Pattern of unlawful killings reveals shocking disregard for human life

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2016 – Nearly a year on from a bloody spike in violence in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) Israeli forces continue to display an appalling disregard for human life by using reckless and unlawful lethal force against Palestinians, Amnesty International said today. Amnesty International USA joined 15 other organizations in […]

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Amnesty International USA Urges President Obama to Grant Clemency to Leonard Peltier With New Advocacy Video

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 12, 2016 – To mark his 72nd birthday today, Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) released a new video urging President Obama to grant clemency to Anishinabe-Lakota Native American activist Leonard Peltier before leaving office. The video highlights Amnesty International’s human rights concerns about Peltier’s case and is narrated by actor Peter Coyote. Amnesty […]

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