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We work to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. Currently the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization, we investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. We received the Nobel Peace Prize for our life-saving work.
Detention Provisions Gravely Hindering Closure of Guantanamo Prison Must Be Removed From the NDAA
Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) executive director Suzanne Nossel issued the following statement in response to the U.S. House and Senate versions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) being cleared for conference, where they will be finalized and returned to both chambers for final passage. Read More
The Edge of Endurance: Prison Conditions in California's Security Housing Unites
More than 3,000 prisoners in California are held in high security isolation units known as Security Housing Units (SHUs), where they are confined for at least 22 and a half hours a day in single or double cells, with no work or meaningful rehabilitation programs or group activities of any kind. Over 1,000 are held in the SHU at Pelican Bay State Prison, a remote facility where most prisoners are confined alone in cells which have no windows to the outside or direct access to natural light. Read More