We've been fighting the bad guys since 1961 - you can join us! Official Amnesty International USA profile - RTs≠endorsements.
Joined on 6 September, 2008
"The detention center that has come to symbolize around the world the United States’ use of torture, rendition and indefinite detention without charge or trial – in complete violation of internationally agreed-upon standards of justice and human rights.
"If the United States has admissible evidence that internationally cognizable crimes were committed, it can bring those claims in a civilian court, if a fair trial is even possible after nearly two decades of unlawful detention and ill-treatment.
“The military commissions at Guantánamo Bay are a human rights calamity and a complete failure. For almost two decades, the United States has denied justice to the dozens of men the country has kept detained at Guantánamo Bay indefinitely, without charge or trial.
"It’s time to give up the illusion that either true justice or any semblance of a fair trial will result from these fundamentally unfair proceedings. The only just path forward is to close down the detention center and the military commissions once and for all.
BREAKING: President Biden signs executive order repealing Trump-era ban on transgender people serving openly in the military.
The Trump administration’s ban on transgender individuals in the military was always based on bigotry and discrimination. Thank you, @joebiden for upholding protections and dignity for transgender individuals.
AIUSA proudly signs this letter from @civilrightsorg
"We must meet the challenge of addressing white nationalist and far-right militia violence without causing further harm to communities already disproportionately impacted by the criminal-legal system."
Only by working with others to share resources and scale up supply can we bring an end to the COVID-19 crisis.
We need an int'l human rights approach to vaccine distribution, @amnestyusa's @JoanneLinDC writes 👇
We are building a partnership with the American people to confront COVID-19.
A partnership rooted in transparency and science.
And together, we will mount an effective response to the pandemic that gets us all back to our lives and loved ones:
AIUSA welcomes the commitment in the president's COVID relief plan to evidence-based strategies, health equity, and a stronger safety net for those whose rights to health, housing, food, education and livelihood are imperiled.
"Most importantly, the Biden administration must lead international efforts to prioritize vaccine distribution for those most at risk, regardless of the country they live in. We urge the administration to implement a human rights-centered approach to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
As US rejoins @WHO, @amnestyusa calls on @JoeBiden to fund & support #COVAX & other global vaccine initiatives. #CovidVaccine distribution must be prioritized for those at highest risk. No one should be blocked from getting life-saving vaccines because of the country they live in
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