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Amnesty International said in a recent report that Mexican migration authorities have routinely returned thousands of people from El Salvador, ... Guatemala and Honduras are a major source of illegal migrants being smuggled into the U.S., where President Donald Trump has promised to clamp down on ...
[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [Official Website] released a report [Text] on Thursday detailing continued abuses by Australia against refugees being held on Manus Island [JURIST news archive]. In October 31, 2017, Australia withdrew support services for the refugee detention center, including ...

Amnesty International's research - based on interviews with 55 refugees and asylum seekers - reveals that the new facilities are far from safe and fail to address the fundamental problems with Australia's ... "Refugees told us they had been robbed and assaulted in both Manus Island and Port Moresby.
Istanbul (CNN) Amnesty International's chairman in Turkey remained in custody Thursday -- a day after an Istanbul court ordered his conditional release ... The activists are accused of aiding the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK -- which is considered a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and ...
For many of us, it will be our first opportunity to have our say on this important issue, and to build a society whose laws reflect our values of care, compassion and respect. We can make a clear statement about the kind of society we want to be. An Ireland is in sight where women have control of their own ...

Amnesty International in the Netherlands wanted people there to have a better understanding of what refugees suffer through. So it hypnotized them and walked them through it firsthand, as depicted in a new campaign from TBWANeboko. In the five-minute video, five test subjects from the Netherlands and ...
Amnesty International has documented repeated indiscriminate attacks and other serious violations by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Yemen that have killed and injured civilians, including children. Still, countries including the US, UK and France continue to make lucrative arms deals with the Saudis and ...
"President Trump is calling on American taxpayers to pay for a wall that will not only slam the door on traumatized children and families seeking humanitarian protection in the U.S., but will also recklessly cut through indigenous people's lands. The wall would have a devastating impact on human rights on ...
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced further restrictions on refugees as a result of a 90-day review of the admissions process. Ashley Houghton, tactical campaign manager at Amnesty International USA said the following in response: "While DHS did not release details of the new ...
Amnesty International has urged Tonga to sign the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against women (CEDAW) ahead of ... In its 2016 assessment of human rights in Tonga, the US State Department said the most persistent problems were Domestic Violence, discrimination ...
Like the National Security Agency's surveillance of private phone correspondence and the constant deployment of U.S. troops without a declaration of war, Guantanamo Bay has become a ... Amnesty International at UW, a grassroots human rights organization, was one of the co-sponsors for this lecture.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Iran has promised a "serious reaction" to the United States' decision to sanction the country's top judge, Sadegh Amoli Larijani, ... Last October, Amnesty International stated it has recorded executions of 85 youth in Iran between 2005 and 2017 and has identified 95 currently on ...
In January 2018, the Tribune newspaper reported that unrestricted access to the personal details of people enrolled in Aadhaar could be purchased for INR 500 (less than US$10) from racketeers. The UIDAI responded by filing a criminal complaint, naming the reporter and the newspaper, prompting ...
... director of security with human rights at Amnesty International USA. "The laws of war never envisioned the sort of endless conflict the U.S. government is waging. The Guantanamo detainees must either be charged and transferred to the United States for fair trials, or sent home or to another country where ...
... Iran's President Hassan Rouhani delivers remarks at a news conference during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, U.S. September 20, 2017. ... Amnesty International said last week that more than 1,000 Iranians had been arrested and detained in jails "notorious for torture and other ...
The list's publication follows legislation from last March and will target groups from Europe, the United States, Chile and South Africa. "In recent years calls to ... In November, Israel denied entry to a U.S. employee of Amnesty International as part of its anti-boycott offensive. Amnesty and Israeli officials said ...

Iran is one of the countries singled out by President Trump's Muslim Ban, bans most people from Iran from coming to the United States. ... people facing persecution from a repressive government seeking safety on our shores," said Elise Auerbach, Iran country specialist with Amnesty International USA.
Teen Vogue's Civil Discourse 101 features Amnesty International USA staff members, who answer questions from young activists as part of its #Right2Protest series. To submit your own ... Some realities of our world will be heavy and painful to confront, requiring us to take time and space to heal or regroup.
Amnesty International has appointed Kumi Naidoo as the next Secretary General of the global human rights movement. From August 2018 Kumi will succeed Salil Shetty, who served two terms as Secretary General from 2010. "We are delighted to be welcoming Kumi as our new Secretary General.
"By carrying out yet another mass execution, the second in the span of three months, the Iraqi authorities have once again displayed a blatant disregard for human life and dignity. "In the wake of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's declaration of victory over the armed group calling itself the Islamic State (IS) on ...
European governments aiming to stem an exodus of refugees from Libya have been knowingly complicit in the abuse of would-be migrants held in detention centers in the North African country, according to Amnesty International. In a new Amnesty report titled, "Libya's Dark Web of Collusion," the authors ...
A year ago tomorrow President Trump signed an executive order banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States and temporarily banning all refugees. Naureen Shah, senior director of campaigns at Amnesty International USA, released the following statement:.
"The end of TPS for El Salvador is a devastating betrayal for thousands of families who arrived at the United States seeking safety as well as their U.S. citizen ... Last week, Amnesty International USA wrote a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, urging her to extend Temporary Protected ...
The Iranian authorities must immediately investigate reports that at least five people have died in custody following a crackdown on anti-establishment protests, and take all necessary steps to protect detainees from torture and prevent any further deaths, Amnesty International said today. "The shroud of ...
The Myanmar authorities must immediately release two journalists from the Reuters news agency who have been arbitrarily detained for investigating military abuses in Myanmar's Rakhine State, Amnesty International said. The two journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, are due in court tomorrow.
While the title is reminiscent of Moore's critically-acclaimed Fahrenheit 9/11 from over a decade ago, it is actually a reference to 9 November 2016, the date Trump was declared president of the United States. The film has been shrouded in secrecy with a release date yet to be announced, so it's certainly ...
"Today's announcement could signal the end of an era of bloody repression in Ethiopia. For prisoners who have spent years incarcerated on politically motivated and trumped-up charges, this is long overdue. "Most have been detained solely for peacefully exercising their human rights, and should never ...
These are blatantly trumped up charges and he should be immediately and unconditionally released," said Roseann Rife, Amnesty International's East ... The trial took place shortly after Tibetan filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen was reunited with his family in the United States on 26 December, almost ten ...
Amnesty International's #WriteForRights letter-writing marathon supports prisoners of conscience abroad ... group has written - five letters earns a hand massage provided by the Sutherland-Chan school of Massage Therapy - and encourages us to help ourselves to the many snacks and drinks available.
"By carrying out yet another mass execution, the second in the span of three months, the Iraqi authorities have once again displayed a blatant disregard for human life and dignity. "In the wake of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's declaration of victory over the armed group calling itself the Islamic State (IS) on ...
Yet only a handful of perpetrators have been convicted for these crimes, and survivors are still fighting for justice, said Amnesty International in a new report. ... Another survivor told Amnesty International: "For 18 years, we have lived with hidden wounds that cannot be healed, but a pension will help us ...
The lives of thousands of gulf residents remain in turmoil as a consequence of the ongoing political dispute in the region, said Amnesty International, more than six months after the crisis began. During a visit to Qatar late last month, the organization interviewed 44 affected individuals and met with officials ...
Today the Federal Communications Commission voted to remove the current regulations on network neutrality. Internet service providers (ISPs) can now restrict, block or give preferential access to different internet traffic, allow users access to only some online services for free, and give preferential ...
A court's decision not to release a woman forced to spend a decade behind bars after having a miscarriage in El Salvador is an outrageous step backward for justice, Amnesty International said. Teodora suffered a stillbirth in 2007, after the rapid onset of serious pain while she was at work. police arrested ...
Cameroon must act swiftly on the recommendations published today by the UN Committee against torture and put an end to the widespread use of torture by security forces fighting Boko Haram, Amnesty International said. The Committee expressed deep concerns about the use of secret torture chambers ...
According to reports, the U.S. government has adopted secret policies allowing lethal strikes and raids to be conducted away from the battlefield, even when there is no imminent threat to life. Daphne Eviatar, director of security with human rights at Amnesty International USA, sent a letter today to White ...
Amnesty International's new report brings together stories from around the world to illustrate the rise in preventable attacks on HRDs and highlights a ... or by falsely portraying them as opposed to national interests, effectively signalling contempt for the human rights of us all," said Guadalupe Marengo.
The House resolution cited Amnesty International's research on the campaign against the Rohingya. Since late August more than 620,000 Rohingya have fled into Bangladesh, seeking safety from Myanmar security forces. The House vote comes one day after the U.N. human rights Council held a special ...
"The US government has defied its own policies in taking these children away from their parents," said Naureen Shah, senior director of campaigns at Amnesty International USA. "At a time when these children and their families are desperate and frightened for their future, it is especially cruel to forcibly put ...
"This is a reckless and provocative decision by the Trump administration that further undermines the human rights of the Palestinian people and is likely to inflame tensions across the region. "By recognizing unified Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announcing the relocation of the US embassy from Tel ...
Amnesty International's new report brings together stories from around the world to illustrate the rise in preventable attacks on HRDs and highlights a ... or by falsely portraying them as opposed to national interests, effectively signalling contempt for the human rights of us all," said Guadalupe Marengo.
"This ban has always been, at its core, deeply cruel and discriminatory. It goes against our shared American values of dignity and equality for everyone, no matter where you come from or how you worship. Rather than keep anyone safe, the travel ban has caused chaos and instability for thousands of ...
Every December, Amnesty International supporters across the globe write millions of letters and take actions for people whose human rights are under ... Last year, alongside US NGO partners, Amnesty International handed over 1,101,252 signatures to the White House, calling on President Obama to ...
A witness told Amnesty International that groups of young men in ... leader Raila Odinga, gathered to welcome him home from a trip to the USA.
Amnesty International concluded that this treatment amounts to apartheid. ... a system that insulted our common humanity by dividing us from one another on the ...
The USA, UK and France must immediately cease supplying arms to the Saudi ... for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International.
New research by Amnesty International has revealed the alarming impact that ... at least once, ranging from 16% in Italy to 33% in the US.
Today, Amnesty International USA filed a request under the Freedom of ... to seek documents related to the use of burn pits by the U.S. military.
Hussein Baoumi, Amnesty International's campaigner on Egypt, said "activists, journalists are regularly jailed and are subjected to unfair trials.


 

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