AMNESTY IN­TER­NA­TIONAL WARNS AGAINST TRAV­EL­LING TO THE USA

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Trav­ellers to the United States should “ex­er­cise ex­treme cau­tion... due to ram­pant gun vi­o­lence”, a prom­i­nent hu­man rights or­gan­i­sa­tion has warned.

There have been more than 250 in­ci­dents of gun vi­o­lence in the US so far this year in which at least four peo­ple were shot (ex­clud­ing the shooter).

The dead­li­est hap­pened within hours of each other ear­lier this week, with 22 killed in El Paso, Texas and 10 in Dayton, Ohio.

Now Amnesty In­ter­na­tional has is­sued a travel warn­ing to the US, say­ing it’s suf­fer­ing a “hu­man rights cri­sis”.

“Trav­ellers 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,” said Amnesty’s US gun vi­o­lence cam­paign man­ager Ernest Cover­son.

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