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.
10 May 2013
A female lawyer in Sudan who was arrested on 4 May and whose whereabouts are still unknownis at risk of torture.
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.
1 November 2011
Officials gathered at an Istanbul conference on Afghanistan must keep human rights a central focus of their plans for regional security.
14 June 2011
Oleg Orlov had said the Chechen President was responsible for the murder of rights defender Natalia Estemirova.
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The government’s repressive and outdated total ban on abortion is blighting the lives of women and girls in El Salvador, pushing them to unsafe, clandestine abortions or forcing them through dangerous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.
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.
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.
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.
16 May 2011
Morocco is due to prosecute a newspaper editor for his criticism of the country's counter-terrorism policies.