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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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October 18, 2018 • Report

Instilling terror: From lethal force to persecution in Nicaragua

From the beginning of June, the government of President Daniel Ortega intensified its strategy for repression in a so-called “clean-up” operation, targeting protesters with arbitrary arrests, torture, and the widespread and indiscriminate use of lethal force by police and heavily armed pro-government groups, said Amnesty International today in a new report.

October 16, 2018 • Report

France flouts international law by continuing to export arms used in deadly crackdowns in Egypt

An Amnesty International investigation published today reveals that armored personnel carriers supplied by France were used with deadly effect by the Egyptian security forces to violently and repeatedly disperse protests and crush dissent. The report Egypt: How French Arms Were Used to Crush Dissent draws on analysis of more than 20 hours of open source video footage, hundreds …

October 11, 2018 • Report

USA: Catastrophic immigration policies resulted in more family separations than previously disclosed

The US government has deliberately adopted immigration policies and practices that caused catastrophic harm to thousands of people seeking safety in the United States, including the separation of over 6,000 family units in a four-month period, more than previously disclosed by authorities, Amnesty International said in a new report released today.

October 4, 2018 • Report

Greece: Refugee women speak out against violence, dangerous conditions and official neglect

Women fleeing war and conflict are coming together to fight against horrific abuses, including sexual violence, and to demand a better life in Europe, Amnesty International reveals in a new report published today. I want to decide my future: Uprooted women in Greece speak out, reveals the perilous journeys made by women and girls and …

September 25, 2018 • Report

Qatar: Migrant workers unpaid for months of work by company linked to World Cup host city

A new investigation by Amnesty International has exposed how an engineering company involved in building 2022 FIFA World Cup infrastructure took advantage of Qatar’s notorious sponsorship system to exploit scores of migrant workers. The company, Mercury MENA, failed to pay its workers thousands of dollars in wages and work benefits, leaving them stranded and penniless in Qatar.

September 23, 2018 • Report

China: “Where Are They”: Time for answers about mass detention in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region

Families of up to one million predominately Muslim people from Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region detained in mass “re-education” drive demand answers.

September 18, 2018 • Report

South Sudan: Government troops and militias given free rein to commit new atrocities

The staggering brutality of a recent military offensive in South Sudan – including murder of civilians, systematic rape of women and girls and massive looting and destruction – was fuelled by the authorities’ failure to prosecute or remove suspected war criminals, Amnesty International said in a new report today. ‘Anything that was breathing was killed’: War crimes in …

September 12, 2018 • Report

In the Line of Fire: Human Rights and the U.S. Gun Violence Crisis

The U.S. government has allowed gun violence to become a human rights crisis, according to “In the Line of Fire: Human Rights and the U.S. Gun Violence Crisis,” a new report from Amnesty International. The report examines how all aspects of American life have been compromised in some way by the unfettered access to guns, with no attempts at meaningful national regulation.

September 9, 2018 • Report

Curaçao: Authorities are denying protection to people fleeing the crisis in Venezuela

Authorities in the Caribbean island of Curaçao, part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, must protect people who are fleeing the human rights crisis in nearby Venezuela and put an end to the appalling conditions they face upon reaching Curaçao, said Amnesty International in a report published today.

September 4, 2018 • Report

Arbitrary arrests, torture of detainees despite repeated promises in South Sudan

South Sudanese authorities have arbitrarily arrested, detained tortured and ill-treated people to the point of death, despite repeated promises to release detainees, said a new Amnesty International briefing out today. “People in South Sudan have been arrested for their political and ethnic affiliations and are then subjected to unimaginable suffering – sometimes leading to death …