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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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December 2, 2019 • Report

War and Exclusion in Yemen Leave Millions of People with Disabilities in the Lurch

Millions of people with disabilities in Yemen have not only endured years of armed conflict but are also among those most excluded amid what the United Nations has called the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, Amnesty International said today.

November 20, 2019 • Report

Facebook and Google’s Pervasive Surveillance Poses An Unprecedented Danger To Human Rights

Facebook and Google’s omnipresent surveillance of billions of people poses a systemic threat to human rights, Amnesty International warned in a new report as it called for a radical transformation of the tech giants’ core business model.

November 1, 2019 • Report

Hundreds in Turkey Arrested in Crackdown on Critics of Military Offensive in Syria

Hundreds of people have been detained in Turkey for commenting or reporting on Turkey’s recent military offensive in northeast Syria and are facing absurd criminal charges as the government intensifies its crackdown on critical voices, said Amnesty International in a report published today.

October 18, 2019 • Report

Comprehensive Health Services Contributing to the Violation of Children’s Rights by Operating the Homestead Facility in Florida

Amnesty International USA today called on U.S. government contractor, Comprehensive Health Services, to end its operations at the Homestead detention center in Florida. A new briefing, No Home for Children: End the Contract to Operate the Homestead ‘Temporary Emergency’ Facility, exposes how Comprehensive Health Services is contributing to the U.S. government’s violations of the rights …

October 9, 2019 • Report

Human Rights Defenders in Morocco Targeted Using Malicious NSO Israeli Spyware

Two prominent human rights defenders in Morocco have been targeted using surveillance technology developed by the Israeli-based company NSO Group, according to new research published by Amnesty Tech today.

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 …

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