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Jun 11, 2013, 10:14 ET Amnesty International USA Names NAACP'S Steven W. Hawkins as Executive Director

 Amnesty International USA's (AIUSA) Board of Directors announced today that it has named Steven W. Hawkins as executive director. As...


Apr 02, 2013, 13:19 ET Amnesty International Hails "Voices of Reason" Over Defeated Gun Lobby in Passage of Historic and Life-Saving UN Arms Trade Treaty

Adoption of Human Rights Protection for Arms Sales Worldwide Caps 20-Year Campaign Initiated by Amnesty International Governments at the...


Feb 26, 2013, 17:31 ET Former Sudan Child Soldier Emmanuel Jal to Speak Out on Global Arms Trade Treaty with Amnesty International Media Tour in New York and Washington, D.C.

One-on-One Interviews Available in NY and Washington; Media Breakfast in Washington March 7  On March 5-7 – just weeks before...


Feb 19, 2013, 17:44 ET President Obama Must Back U.S. Adoption of Arms Trade Treaty, Says Amnesty International

With two-thirds of the world's countries supporting a global Arms Trade Treaty, Amnesty International is rallying supporters to urge President...


Mar 01, 2012, 15:24 ET Cast Announced for Amnesty International's Secret Policeman's Ball; 35 of the World's Most Talented Entertainers Stand Up for Free Speech

Amnesty International today announced its line-up of 35 of the world's most talented comedians and musicians who will stand up for free speech and...


Feb 16, 2012, 09:08 ET Top U.S. and U.K. Comedians Come Together to Celebrate Free Speech at Amnesty International's Secret Policeman's Ball In New York

 Amnesty International announced today that some of the top comedic talent in the U.S. and U.K. will be joining the Secret Policeman's Ball...


Jan 25, 2012, 14:30 ET Coldplay, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Mumford & Sons, Russell Brand, Reggie Watts, and Many More to Perform at Radio City Music Hall for Amnesty International's Secret Policeman's Ball

Today it was announced that for the first time Amnesty International's world-renowned Secret Policeman's Ball will be hosted in the United States....


Jan 09, 2012, 10:50 ET On 10th Anniversary of Guantanamo's Opening, Amnesty International, Numerous Groups and Thousands of Demonstrators to Show Their Anger at the NDAA and Guantanamo's Status with Rallies and Demonstrations Around the Globe

Major demonstration to be held in front of the White House on January 11 at noon Amnesty International and other organizations are...


Nov 19, 2011, 10:11 ET Libya: Transfer Saif al-Islam to the International Criminal Court

The National Transitional Council (NTC) must transfer Saif al-Islam Gaddafi to face investigation at the International Criminal Court (ICC),...


Nov 17, 2011, 11:24 ET Amnesty International USA Announces Leadership Transition: Suzanne Nossel Selected as New Executive Director of Human Rights Organization

Larry Cox Concludes Four-Year Tenure with Major Campaign Advancements Amnesty International USA today announced its new executive director,...


Sep 20, 2011, 10:27 ET Amnesty International Condemns Decision to Deny Troy Davis Clemency, Calling it an 'Outrageous Affront to Justice'

Following the announcement that the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles denied clemency to death-row inmate Troy Anthony Davis, Larry Cox,...


Jun 08, 2011, 16:10 ET Iran Mission to the United Nations Accepts 21,000-Plus Petition Signatures from Amnesty International Delegation of Hollywood Luminaries, Including Oscar Winning Filmmaker Paul Haggis, Actresses Nazanin Boniadi and Trudie Styler

Petitions Demand Lifting of Harsh Sentence Against Acclaimed Iranian Film Director Jafar Panahi On behalf of Amnesty International, Oscar-winning...


Jun 02, 2011, 17:44 ET Academy Award Winner Paul Haggis, Actress Nazanin Boniadi, Film Producer Trudie Styler and Former Imprisoned Journalist Maziar Bahari Join Amnesty International June 8 to Symbolically Rename NYC Plaza "Azadi Square"

Deliver Petitions to Iranian Mission Urging Reversal of Sentence on Film Director Jafar Panahi Amnesty International Media Advisory/Photo...


May 25, 2011, 11:44 ET Amnesty International Issues Global Call to Action on 50th Anniversary, as Demands for Human Rights Transform Middle East and North Africa

World Premiere of Moving Video, Standing Up for Freedom, with Music by Composers Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe, Released as Commemorations Held...


May 09, 2011, 12:26 ET Amnesty International Unveils Global Report On Human Rights; Issue Experts Available For Analysis

ORGANIZATION NAMES TOP FIVE ACTIONS U.S. GOVERNMENT MUST TAKE TO PROMOTE FREEDOM IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA Amnesty International (AI)...


May 02, 2011, 09:00 ET Celebrate Mothers Worldwide During May By Supporting Safe Childbirth for All Women - Deliver a Mother Day's Message to Congress, Courtesy of Amnesty International

This Mother's Day and throughout May, Amnesty International is encouraging people to joins its campaign to save women's lives by writing special...


Mar 28, 2011, 12:28 ET Amnesty International Deeply Disappointed by Supreme Court's Decision Rejecting Troy Davis Appeal

Laura Moye, Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) death penalty abolition campaign director, issued the following statement in response to the U.S....


Mar 27, 2011, 20:00 ET Five Countries Defy Sea Change in Global Execution Practices, According to New Amnesty International Report

Globally: Number of Executions Dropped; In United States: Momentum Against Death Penalty Grows; Middle East: Five Nations With Unrest Among Top Ten...


Mar 09, 2011, 12:53 ET Amnesty International National Security Expert to Observe Chairman King's Hearing re: the American Muslim Community

Geneve Mantri, Amnesty International USA government relations director for national security and human rights, will be observing the U.S. House...


Feb 11, 2011, 11:38 ET Amnesty International Global Day of Action on Egypt Sat., Feb. 12

Activists in Washington To Demonstrate Solidarity with Human Rights Aspirations of Egyptian Protesters Amnesty International activists will...


Feb 10, 2011, 13:50 ET Amnesty International Says at Critical Moment of Change in Egypt, 'Human Rights Reform Must Begin Now'

Amnesty International today called on Egypt's authorities to end 30 years of repressive emergency rule and allow ordinary Egyptians to fully...


Feb 03, 2011, 11:52 ET Amnesty International Staff Member Detained in Cairo

An Amnesty International representative has been detained by police in Cairo after the Hisham Mubarak Law Centre was taken over by military police...


Feb 02, 2011, 15:10 ET Amnesty International Says Military Must Not Renege on Promise to Protect Protesters

Human Rights Team in Cairo Says Violence Following a Familiar Pattern of Government-orchestrated Violence to Suppress Political Reform Amnesty...


Dec 08, 2010, 10:23 ET As Nobel Peace Prize Winner Remains Jailed, China Continues to Trample Human Rights and Bully Other Nations to Boycott Nobel Ceremony

Asia expert, T. Kumar, available to provide analysis, as Amnesty International USA kicks off 50th -year anniversary on Human Rights Day On...


Nov 13, 2010, 12:46 ET Amnesty International Welcomes Suu Kyi Release but Urges Myanmar to Release Other Prisoners of Conscience

Human rights organization worked on her release for more than 20 years Amnesty International welcomes the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, an...