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Brazil: Police ‘still have blood on their hands’ 20 years on from massacre

24 July 2013

Every year police in Brazil are responsible for around 2,000 deaths, Amnesty International said today as it marked the 20th anniversary of the infamous Candelária massacre in Rio de Janeiro.

Sudanese activist held incommunicado at risk of torture

10 May 2013

A female lawyer in Sudan who was arrested on 4 May and whose whereabouts are still unknownis at risk of torture.

Repression still stalks Sudanese activists who sought safety in Egypt

18 January 2013

Amnesty International has documented a series of cases of Sudanese activists living in Egypt who have faced harassment and attacks, reportedly at the hands of the Sudanese authorities.

Afghanistan: Regional cooperation urged to defend rights

1 November 2011

Officials gathered at an Istanbul conference on Afghanistan must keep human rights a central focus of their plans for regional security.

Russian human rights defender not guilty of slander charges

14 June 2011

Oleg Orlov had said the Chechen President was responsible for the murder of rights defender Natalia Estemirova.

El Salvador: Total ban on abortion is killing women and girls and condemning others to decades behind bars

25 September 2014

The government’s repressive and outdated total ban on abortion is blighting the lives of women and girls in El Salvador, pushing them to unsafe, clandestine abortions or forcing them through dangerous pregnancies.

Investigation into Pakistan student killing must lead to prosecution

9 June 2011

A 25-year old student has been shot dead by Karachi Rangers, a paramilitary police force under the authority of the Interior Ministry.

Israel: Protect citizens' rights to protest peacefully against forced evictions

31 July 2013

The Israeli authorities must not use excessive force on demonstrators planning to protest against a plan to forcibly evict tens of thousands of Arab Bedouins from their homes in southern Israel.

Syria’s surge of deaths in detention revealed

30 August 2011

At least 88 people are believed to have died in detention in Syria during five months of bloody repression, says a new Amnesty International report.

Moroccan journalist set to face trial over security forces criticism

16 May 2011

Morocco is due to prosecute a newspaper editor for his criticism of the country's counter-terrorism policies.

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