Category Archives: USA

No justice for Afghan civilians killed by US or NATO forces

By Richard Bennett, Asia Pacific Director at Amnesty International In the early hours of 16 September, 2012, a group of women from different villages in Afghanistan’s eastern Laghman province set out to collect firewood. As they stopped to drink water … Continue reading

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Intelligence, security and privacy – why we need the whistleblowers

By Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Deputy Director of Global Issues at Amnesty International The questions came fast and sharp as the 2014 Stockholm Internet Forum (#SIF14) kicked off yesterday. Given that the theme of this year’s conference is “Internet — privacy, transparency, … Continue reading

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Two lessons the USA must learn from Glenn Ford

By Tessa Murphy, USA campaigner at Amnesty International. There are two lessons the USA should learn from the release of Glenn Ford, a 64-year-old man who spent 28 years on death row in Louisiana for a crime he didn’t commit. … Continue reading

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The concert that moved a generation

As Amnesty prepares to bring back its Human Rights Concert series for a new generation, Paul Paz y Miño from Amnesty USA remembers the performances that moved him to become an activist. Growing up with a Quaker education always led me … Continue reading

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Close Guantánamo and end the USA’s human rights hypocrisy

By Erika Guevara Rosas, Director for the Americas at Amnesty International One of President Barack Obama’s first official acts in January 2009 was to sign an executive order to close the US military detention centre at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, within … Continue reading

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