Amnesty International USA

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When we say Black Lives Matter, we mean ALL Black lives. @ICEgov has unjustly detained and deported Cameroonian asylum-seekers back to danger. @POTUS and @SecMayorkas must designate #TPS4Cameroon NOW. Take action: #BlackImmigrantLivesMatter @CamAdvocacy
Cameroonians face anti-Black abuse in ICE custody, including disproportionate use of force and solitary confinement and denied medical care. This racist and inhumane treatment must stop & the US must #WelcomeWithDignity:… #DefendBlackImmigrants @CamAdvocacy
How the international community responds now will be a true test of its commitment to protect human rights defenders.…
For decades, Israel's government has systematically muzzled human rights monitoring, punishing critics of its repressive rule over Palestinians. The int'l failure to challenge & hold accountable authorities' grave human rights abuses has only emboldened these brazen escalations.
BREAKING: In an alarming attack on human rights, Israeli authorities have effectively outlawed 6 Palestinian civil society groups by declaring them “terrorist organizations." The int'l community, including @WhiteHouse @SecBlinken, must respond. Statement from @amnesty & @hrw:
Join us on 10/23 at 12pm ET to discuss the rise of gun violence in communities across the country, local orgs fighting for solutions, and federal funding needed. Featuring @RepHorsford, @BosleyPamela, @AinkaJackson, and @marbutlerspeaks Register:
Women's rights are human rights.
The Biden administration shouldn't wait for more courts to rule detention is unlawful at #Guantanamo to finally start transferring cleared detainees out of there.…
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We challenge @AstraZeneca, @BioNTech_Group, @JNJNews, @moderna_tx, @Novavax, and @pfizer to deliver 2 billion vaccines to those who need them the most by the end of the year—you have less than 100 days. #100DayCountdown⏰ Take action:…
New York City's facial recognition technology is biased and threatens human rights. It puts communities of color at risk of false arrest and police violence. If we don't ban facial recognition soon, it may be too late. Sign up to Decode Surveillance NYC:…
“They repeatedly violate the rights of those they perceive as their adversaries, even killing those who have already surrendered." - @amnesty Secretary-General @AgnesCallamard.…
Haitian asylum-seekers are in crisis. We must demand an end to Title 42 expulsion flights, and for the US to respect the human right to seek asylum. Take action now and send a letter to your members of Congress ⬇️…
"Governments must offer international protection to new arrivals and to Afghans who are already on their territories, mindful of the international prohibition on non-refoulement."
"We urge all countries to open their borders to Afghans seeking refuge, and to establish targeted resettlement schemes to bring the most at-risk to safety.
"Instead of finding safety and protection, Afghans who fled the Taliban end up trapped in makeshift camps at border zones, or detained while they await deportation to an uncertain fate.
"Trying to get out of Afghanistan right now is like an obstacle course. Since the Taliban takeover it has been near-impossible to obtain travel documents, forcing many Afghans to make irregular journeys which result in punitive treatment by other governments.
NOW: Few routes to safety for Afghans at risk of Taliban reprisals Said @FPhumanrights, Head of Amnesty International’s Refugees and Migrants’ Rights Team:…
The @UN_HRC have adopted a long overdue resolution recognizing the human right to a safe, clean, healthy & sustainable environment. This brings some hope in the context of widespread climate disasters as states promote & allow environmentally destructive practices & industries.
20-year-old Alireza Fazeli Monfared was killed in Iran in connection with his gender expression and sexual orientation. No one should lose their lives because of this. We demand justice and dignity for Alireza and Iran’s LGBTI people.
Who is a terrorist for Saudi authorities? 🚗 A woman who wants to: drive, travel or work without a male guardian’s permission ✍️ A critical journalist Someone who... 📷 Documents human rights violations 🎤 “Complains” to foreign media 📱 Tweets their views on public issOFvi
The Texas abortion law includes a draconian program where anyone can sue any person suspected of aiding an individual seeking an abortion (doctors, nurses, even Uber drivers) — for a $10,000 bounty. Put pressure on Congress to act ⬇️…
Good news 🎉 After 2 years of being on trial in Turkey for taking part in a pride march, METU students Melike, Özgür and 17 others have been acquitted! 445,000 people have demanded their acquittal in our annual#WriteForRightss campaign. Your words have power ✊�vz
As penholder on MINURSO, @WhiteHouse has a responsibility to protect human rights in Western Sahara by establishing UN monitoring. Sahrawis facing ongoing crackdowns are counting on it. The failure to prevent abuses in the Moroccan-annexed territory must end.
Both UN Secretary-General @antonioguterres & his predecessor, Ban Ki-moon, have repeatedly called for human rights monitoring in Western Sahara. Last week, a bipartisan letter led by @SenSherrodBrown @JimInhofe urged @SecBlinken to support UN monitoring.…
Amnesty has extensively documented human rights abuses by Moroccan forces in annexed Western Sahara - including violent crackdowns targeting at least 22 Sahrawi activists since Nov. 2020. Yet MINURSO remains one of few UN missions lacking a human rights mandate.
NEW: Ahead of @UN Security Council’s Oct. 27 vote on renewal of the UN Mission for a Referendum in Western Sahara, Amnesty calls on @POTUS @USUN to ensure inclusion and passage of direly needed human rights monitoring in the resolution it puts forward.…
"You have rights, and people around the world, even sometimes your parents, governments, teachers, those who should protect you, are often those who are in front of your rights. It isn’t right." - Angelina Jolie Buy #KnowYourRightsAndClaimThem today!…
What's a violence interrupter? Let Mar Butler tell you about it.
Native American activist Leonard Peltier has been in prison in the US for over 44 years. He has maintained his innocence after a potentially unfair trial. He is now 76 and suffers from many chronic health problems. Ask @POTUS to grant him clemency ➡️…
“Nine former members of government security forces were extrajudicially executed after surrendering. Victims included a 17-year-old girl who was caught in the crossfire,” the @amnesty investigation states.…
🚨 TAKE ACTION >> Sign your name and send a letter to your members of Congress telling them to act to stop the cruelties being committed against Haitian…Ox
📢📢 Big news@SenateAppropsps State-Foreign Ops funding bill: 🌟🌟 Permanently repe#GlobalGagRuleRule 🌟🌟 Than@ChrisCoonss@SenatorShaheenhaheen and members of SFOPS for advancing global health, human rights, and gender equality! #EndGagNowG@amnestyusastyusa
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"We can no longer let the people in power decide what is politically possible or not." - @GretaThunberg
An excellent piece worth reading in full. We need a new CT policy, not a re-brand of the old one that has perpetuated violence & instability for the past 20 years…
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📢 NEW REPORT 📢 Sri Lanka’s Muslim community has suffered discrimination, harassment & violence since 2013. The situation has regressed sharply in recent years & culminated in the adoption of govt policies that explicitly target the Muslim…Pp
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"It isn’t just that children need to know about their rights. It’s that we do know. We do know what is absolutely healthy and decent and fair for a child. There is intent to silence children. There is intent to turn a blind eye." - Angelina Jolie #KnowYourRightsAndClaimThem
Urgent: 3 NGO workers were arbitrarily detained on July 2 after attempting to report harassment from security officers at the Attorney General’s office in Coro, Venezuela. They have been charged with inciting hatred, treason and terrorism. Take action:…
“These cold-blooded executions are further proof that the Taliban are committing the same horrific abuses they were notorious for during their previous rule of Afghanistan.” - @AgnesCallamard…
Community violence intervention works. Fund it. Congress should pass $5 billion in federal funding for community gun violence intervention Heroes through the Build Back Better Act or Break the Cycle Act. #HeroesNeedYou Make your voice heard:…
Philippine senator @SenLeiladeLima is seeking reelection from jail, where she has been unjustly detained for more than 4 years. We will never stop fighting until she is released.
In an upcoming book issue, Superman 'Jon Kent' will be in a same-sex relationship with his reporter friend, Jay Nakamura. We welcome this change and push for more representation of LGBTI characters! 🏳️‍�@DCComicscix
Take urgent action ➡️ Since August, authorities in Mexico have been conducting mass detentions and deportations, potentially endangering the lives of thousands. Excessive use of force against migrants and asylum seekers has also been reported.…
Ernest Johnson’s execution is a grave injustice and tragedy. "No one should be subject to the death penalty, whatever the circumstances, but particularly when it flagrantly violates established law.”…
Congratulations to journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov who were awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia 🎉b
This is your planet on smog.
Thank you @amnesty @amnestyusa for protesting on behalf of our families. We are very grateful for your effort and advocacy!
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📣 Join us in DC at@CamAdvocacyy's march and music event for#TPS4Cameroonn! ✊ 🎶 The US must protect Cameroonians, not forcibly send them back to a constant state of fear and…Q3
VERIFIED: An officer puts the baton inside the back of the protester’s trousers. Sexual assault amounts to torture or other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. It is a human rights violation. Our report:…
“This is a test of whether the country can live up to its reputation as an African leader and continue to build a Ghana where there is respect for the human rights of all Ghanaians in practice as well as on paper.” - @AAkwei in a new blog.…
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