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Crimea: In The International Blind Spot
2017-03-27 14:44
Russian security forces attempt to block the way of Crimean Tatars crossing a checkpoint in May 2014. REUTERS/STRINGER By Viachaslau “Slava” Bortnik Amnesty International recent… Read More
Ethiopia: Zone 9
2017-01-27 22:14
By Adotei Akwei and Miho Mitobe At the end of 2016 Amnesty International published a report titled Ethiopia Offline: Evidence of Social Media Blocking and Internet Censorship in Ethiop… Read More
Amnesty International: Shareholder Activist
2016-12-16 19:41
Emergildo Criollo, a leader from the Cofan tribe in Ecuador and Rita Maldonado, a Guanta community member at the demonstration outside the Chevron shareholder meeting. Behind them, an activi… Read More
Troy Davis: 5 Years On
2016-09-21 14:00
Troy Davis was executed in Georgia in 2011 despite serious doubts of his guilt. Five years ago today, Georgia put Troy Davis to death. With a mountain of doubt about his conviction and alle… Read More
Troy Davis’s Legacy
2016-09-21 14:00
By Savannah Fox, Field Organizer Five years ago today, on September 21st, I became an activist. I didn’t sign my first petition or attended my first rally. I found my passion, my ange… Read More
‘Time For Change’ On Refugees
2016-07-28 16:45
A Syrian refugee girl sits in a classroom at a Lebanese public school where only Syrian students attend classes. Education for refugee children is a pressing global issue that needs long-ter… Read More
International Justice Must Include Women
2016-07-17 04:00
(Photo Credit: Mahmud Khaled/AFP/Getty Images) By Nicole van Huyssteen and Magdalena Medley, Women’s Human Rights Thematic Specialists  Ask yourself a question: When you think abo… Read More
Orgullo: Mexico City Pride
2016-06-25 04:02
Pride march, June 2001, Mexico City. JORGE UZON/AFP/Getty Images By Jesús Canchola Sánchez June 25 marks the 38th Pride march in Mexico City. “It is the most important sp… Read More
Help Me Free My Father, Leonard Peltier
2016-06-19 14:58
By Kathy Peltier, Daughter of Leonard Peltier Today, fathers across the U.S. will be celebrated, spending time with their loved ones and enjoying time with their children. But for… Read More
Happy Pride!
2016-06-10 04:00
It’s June, and June means that we’re entering the heart of Pride season here in the United States. Around the country, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their a… Read More
2016-06-03 19:08
On our 55th birthday, we want to thank you for defending #HumanRights, fighting for justice & changing lives! — AmnestyInternational (@amnesty) May 28, 2… Read More
We Can End Gun Violence
2016-06-02 14:48
Orange signals safety, caution, alertness. Today, June 2nd, it signals a stand against gun violence. Today, we #WearOrange to show our commitment to ending gun violence in America. We&rsqu&helli…Read More
Russia: Stop The Foul Play
2016-05-11 15:37
By Viachaslau “Slava” Bortnik, Chair of Eurasia Coordination Group at Amnesty International USA. The World Ice Hockey Championship is taking place in Russia from May 6-22. It is… Read More
Why Gun Violence Is A Human Rights Crisis
2016-05-04 18:04
Human rights are basic rights and freedoms that all people are entitled to regardless of nationality, sex, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, language, or other status. Human rights… Read More
Journalism Is Not A Crime
2016-05-03 03:00
Journalism is not a crime, yet the principles of free speech and a free press are threatened right across the world. To mark World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, we’re highlighting nine… Read More
Making For A Just World
2016-04-29 17:49
By Robert Albanese, Senior Writer/Editor at Rhode Island School of Design Media Group, Photos by Nicholas Mrnarevic / Art For Amnesty In Canvases of Courage, a documentary ab… Read More

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