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Zeke Johnson

Zeke Johnson is the Director of Amnesty International USA's Security & Human Rights Campaign.
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Scott Edwards

Scott Edwards is Managing Director of Crisis Prevention and Response at Amnesty International USA.
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Brian Evans

Brian Evans is the Director of Amnesty International USA’s Death Penalty Abolition Campaign.
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Geoffrey Mock

Geoffrey Mock is Egypt country specialist and chair of the Middle East County Specialists for AIUSA.
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Christoph Koettl

Christoph Koettl is the Emergency Response Manager at Amnesty International USA and works on urgent human rights situations such as armed conflicts. In his work he focuses on exploring the intersection of technology and human rights, specializing in utilizing satellite imagery or citizen video for human rights research and advocacy. He previously worked and studied in Austria, the Netherlands and Italy and holds an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). His expertise is in International Humanitarian Law, conflict analysis, crisis mapping, video validation and social media forensics and he is a regular speaker on technology and human rights. He has testified on war crimes in Sri Lanka before the United States Congress and his work is covered regularly by numerous national and international media, including Associated Press, BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera and Reuters.
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Vienna Colucci

Vienna Colucci is Director of Policy at Amnesty International USA.
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Nazanin Boniadi

As an official spokesperson for Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) since 2009, British-Iranian actress and activist Nazanin Boniadi has worked at a grassroots level and has also appeared on international TV and radio programs to campaign for the rights of disenfranchised populations across the world. In particular, Nazanin has been very involved in bringing attention to the unjust conviction and treatment of Iranian youth, women and prisoner's of conscience.
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Edith Garwood

Edith Garwood is the Amnesty International USA Country Specialist for Israel, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and the Palestinian Authority.
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Elise Auerbach

Elise Auerbach is the Iran and Jordan country specialist for Amnesty International USA.
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Simon Maghakyan

Simon Maghakyan is the South Caucasus country specialist and Eurasia Cogroup co-chair at Amnesty International USA.
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Sarah Hager

Sarah Hager is a volunteer leader at Amnesty International USA, serving as Chair of the Southern Africa Co-Group where she guides the efforts of Country Specialists monitoring human rights in twelve countries.
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Kathryn R. Striffolino

Kathryn Striffolino is the Advocate & Science for Human Rights Project Coordinator for Crisis Prevention and Response at Amnesty International USA.
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Govind Acharya

Govind Acharya is a Country Specialist in the South Asia Coordination Group.
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Cristina Finch

Cristina M. Finch currently serves as the managing director for the women’s human rights program at Amnesty International USA.
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Rafia Zakaria

Rafia Zakaria is a member of the Board of Directors and Country Specialist for Amnesty International USA.
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Alireza Azizi

Alireza Azizi is Amnesty International USA's Country Specialist for Yemen, Qatar and United Arab Emirates
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Howard Eissenstat

Howard Eissenstat is an Assistant Professor of History at St. Lawrence University, in Canton, NY as well as serving as a Country Specialist on Turkey for Amnesty International USA.
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Sunjeev Bery

Sunjeev Bery serves as Advocacy Director for Middle East North Africa issues at Amnesty International USA.
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Michael O'Reilly

Michael O'Reilly is the Senior Campaign Director, Individuals at Risk at Amnesty International USA.
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Frank Jannuzi

Frank Jannuzi is the Deputy Executive Director of Amnesty International USA and head of the Washington, D.C. office.
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Lisa Schechtman

Lisa Schechtman is a member of Amnesty International USA's Women's Human Rights Coordinating Group.
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Lyric Thompson

Lyric Thompson is a member of Amnesty International USA's Women's Human Rights Coordinating Group.
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Simon Billenness

Simon Billenness is a member of Amnesty USA's Business & Human Rights Group, an expert group of volunteers who support the organization's work on corporate accountability for human rights abuses.
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Leila Chacko

Leila Chacko is an Amnesty International USA country specialist for Vietnam, Japan and the Pacific Islands.
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Adotei Akwei

Adotei Akwei is Managing Director, Government Relations for Amnesty International USA.
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Larry Ladutke

Larry Ladutke is the Country Specialist for El Salvador and a Co-Chair of the Central America Co-Group.
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Samir Goswami

Samir Goswami is the Managing Director of the Individuals and Communities at Risk Program at Amnesty International USA.
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Jasmine Heiss

Jasmine Heiss is an Individuals & Communities at Risk Campaigner at Amnesty International USA.
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Justin Mazzola

Justin Mazzola is an attorney and Researcher with Amnesty International USA.
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Steven Hawkins

Steven W. Hawkins serves as the Executive Director of Amnesty International USA.
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Julia Drost

Julia Drost is the Policy & Advocacy Associate for the Women’s Human Rights Program at Amnesty International USA
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Cammie Croft

Cammie Croft is Amnesty International USA's Deputy Executive Director of Digital and Strategic Communications.
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Marselha Gonçalves Margerin

Marselha Gonçalves Margerin serves as Advocacy Director for the Americas at Amnesty International USA.
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