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Across the United States, gunshots are fired every day. Lives are lost or forever changed in a matter of moments. Over 106 people die a day from gun violence. In 2016, more than 38,000 people were killed by a firearm.

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August 29, 2019 • Report

Bangladeshi Parents Fear for Lost Generation of Rohingya Children

Two years after a brutal ethnic cleansing campaign forced around 700,000 Rohingya to flee Myanmar for Bangladesh, refugees are still trapped in unbearable conditions in overcrowded camps, Amnesty International said in a new briefing.

July 17, 2019 • Report

No Home for Children: US Government Detention of Children at Homestead Facility Cruel and Unlawful

The Homestead facility housing children who traveled alone to the United States must be shut down as quickly as possible, a new Amnesty International USA report finds, and children should immediately be placed in licensed, small-size shelters and released to appropriate sponsors. The unlawful conditions at this facility are a direct result of US government policies designed to punish rather than protect people trying to rebuild their lives.

July 11, 2019 • Report

Scars of Survival: Gun Violence and Barriers to Reparation in the USA

Survivors of gun violence in the USA suffer years of trauma and pain due to a destructive combination of government policies which ignore their needs, Amnesty International said today as it released new research into the experiences of gunshot survivors. Describing gun violence in the USA as a “human rights crisis”, Scars of Survival: Gun …

July 3, 2019 • Report

Georgia/Russia: Post-conflict boundary splits communities, leaving thousands in limbo

Russia’s and the de facto authorities’ attempts to physically demarcate a boundary between the breakaway territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia/Tskhinvali Region and the rest of Georgia have led to severe restrictions on freedom of movement and other human rights violations, with families separated by barbed wire, cut off their livelihoods and at risk of arbitrary detention if they try to cross, Amnesty International said in a new report today.

July 2, 2019 • Report

‘Saving lives is not a crime’: Politically motivated legal harassment of migrant human rights defenders by the USA

Since 2018, the US government has conducted an unlawful and discriminatory campaign of intimidation, threats, harassment, and criminal investigations against people who defend the human rights of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers on the US–Mexico border, Amnesty International said in a new report released today. ‘Saving lives is not a crime’: Politically motivated legal harassment …

June 17, 2019 • Report

“Fleeing my whole life”: Older people’s experience of conflict and displacement in Myanmar

Tens of thousands of older women and men from ethnic minorities across Myanmar who faced military atrocities and were forced to flee their homes are being let down by a humanitarian system that often fails to adequately address their rights and needs, Amnesty International said in a report published today. “Fleeing my whole life”: Older people’s experience …

June 17, 2019 • Report

The Mountain is in Front of Us and the Sea is Behind Us: The Impact of US Policies on Refugees in Lebanon and Jordan

When President Trump signed what has become known as the Muslim ban during his first week in office, he set into motion a series of events that continue to leave families in uncertainty and danger to this day, according to a new report by Amnesty International USA. In some cases, these families were cleared to …

May 29, 2019 • Report

“No one can protect us”: War crimes and abuses in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Following a recent investigation in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, Amnesty International has gathered new evidence that the Myanmar military is committing war crimes and other human rights violations. The military operation is ongoing, raising the prospect of additional crimes being committed. The new report, “No one can protect us”: War crimes and abuses in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, …

May 14, 2019 • Report

Venezuela: Crimes against humanity require a vigorous response from the international justice system

Selective extrajudicial executions, arbitrary detentions, and deaths and injuries caused by the excessive use of force by Nicolás Maduro’s government as part of a systematic and widespread policy of repression since at least 2017 may constitute crimes against humanity, said Amnesty International today in its new report on the events in Venezuela in late January 2019: Hungry for justice: crimes against humanity in Venezuela.

May 9, 2019 • Report

Transgender people in China risk their lives with dangerous self – surgery

Transgender people in China are performing highly dangerous surgery on themselves and buying unsafe hormone treatments on the black market because it is almost impossible for them to access the health care they urgently need, Amnesty International said in a new report. “I need my parents’ consent to be myself- Barriers to gender-affirming treatments for …