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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 1, 2022 • Report

Detainees Tortured to Crush Opposition to Coup in Myanmar

Authorities in Myanmar’s prisons and interrogation centres routinely subject people detained for resisting the 2021 military coup to torture and other cruel or degrading treatment, Amnesty International said today in a new briefing, more than a year and a half after the power grab shattered the country’s halting transition to civilian rule.

July 26, 2022 • Report

Taliban’s ‘Suffocating Crackdown’ Destroying Lives of Women and Girls in Afghanistan – New Report

The lives of women and girls in Afghanistan are being devastated by the Taliban’s crackdown on their human rights, Amnesty International said in a new report published today.

July 12, 2022 • Report

Abandoned by the State in Host Countries, Venezuelan Women Face Increasing Gender-Based Violence

The Colombian and Peruvian states are largely absent when it comes to guaranteeing, protecting and respecting the right to a life free of violence and discrimination for Venezuelan refugee women, who face gender-based violence in all areas of life, Amnesty International said today in its new report, Unprotected: Gender-Based Violence Against Venezuelan Refugee Women in Colombia and Peru.

July 8, 2022 • Report

Amnesty International USA Statement on President Biden’s Executive Order to Protect Access to Reproductive Health Services

Today, President Biden signed an executive order that makes strides to safeguard access to abortion and protect patient privacy, among other protections to abortion services. Responding to this news, Tarah Demant, Interim National Director of Programs, Advocacy, and Government Affairs at Amnesty International USA, said:

July 5, 2022 • Report

Non-renewal of last aid corridor risks humanitarian catastrophe for millions in Syria

UN Security Council members must extend the cross-border resolution that allows the UN to deliver aid to at least 4 million residents and internally displaced people (IDPs) in north-west Syria before it expires on July 10, Amnesty International said today.

June 29, 2022 • Report

Deadly Mariupol Theatre Strike in Ukraine ‘a Clear War Crime’ by Russian Forces – New Investigation

An extensive investigation by Amnesty International has concluded that Russian military forces committed a war crime when they struck the Mariupol drama theatre in Ukraine in March, killing at least dozen people and likely many more.

June 27, 2022 • Report

Biden Must Take Action on Promise to End Federal Death Penalty

Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Furman v. Georgia ruling, which temporarily outlawed executions in the USA, Amnesty International reminds President Biden and the federal authorities of the urgent need to meet his promise to work for permanent eradication of the death penalty. Justin Mazzola, Deputy Director, Research, at Amnesty International USA, said:

June 12, 2022 • Report

Hundreds Killed in Relentless Russian Shelling of Kharkiv – New Investigation

Hundreds of civilians have been killed in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv by indiscriminate Russian shelling using widely banned cluster munitions and inherently inaccurate rockets, Amnesty International said today.

May 31, 2022 • Report

Military Onslaught in Myanmar’s Eastern States Amounts to Collective Punishment

Myanmar’s military has been systematically committing widespread atrocities in recent months, including unlawfully killing, arbitrarily detaining and forcibly displacing civilians in two eastern states, Amnesty International said today in a new report.

May 23, 2022 • Report

Death Penalty 2021: State-Sanctioned Killings Rise as Executions Spike in Iran and Saudi Arabia

2021 saw a worrying rise in executions and death sentences as some of the world’s most prolific executioners returned to business as usual and courts were unshackled from Covid-19 restrictions, Amnesty International said today in its annual review of the death penalty.