Amnesty International issues travel warning for USA

Amnesty International issues travel warning for USA

Amnesty International issues travel warning for USA

Written by Staff Writer

08 Aug, 2019 | 11:15 am

Colombo (News1st) – International Human Rights Movement Amnesty International has issued a travel warning for the United States of America warning travelers to exercise extreme caution due to rampant gun violence. According to Amnesty International, the travel warning aims to hold up a mirror to the U.S. using the model of the United States Department of State’s travel advice for U.S. travelers to other countries.

“Travelers to the United States should remain cautious that the country does not adequately protect people’s right to be safe, regardless of who they might be. People in the United States cannot reasonably expect to be free from harm – a guarantee of not being shot is impossible,” said Ernest Coverson, campaign manager for the End Gun Violence Campaign at Amnesty International USA. “Once again, it is chillingly clear that the U.S. government is unwilling to ensure protection against gun violence.”

The travel advisory addressed growing gun violence, mostly hate crimes, including racism and discrimination, highlighting that the traveler’s race, country of origin, ethnic background, sexual orientation or gender identity may place them at higher risk after recent attacks linked to white supremacist ideology.

 

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