Press releases

Friday 19 September 2014

A Thai court’s decision to uphold a 10-year prison sentence given to an editor and social activist for allegedly insulting the royal family continues the relentless erosion of free speech in the country, Amnesty International said. 

Thursday 18 September 2014

A controversial new cybercrimes law that criminalizes the spreading of “false news” on the internet poses a serious threat to freedom of expression in Qatar, said Amnesty International. 

Thursday 18 September 2014

The conviction of four peaceful protesters by a Thai military court today is an affront to justice and another sign of repression under military rule, Amnesty International said. 

Thursday 18 September 2014

The Iranian authorities’ sentencing of six people for making a homemade video of the Pharrell Williams’ song, “Happy”, reveals the authorities’ contempt for freedom of expression, said Amnesty International.

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Los candidatos presidenciales deben aprovechar la oportunidad de poner de relieve los derechos humanos y abordar las violaciones que siguen afectando a los ciudadanos de Bolivia, ha declarado hoy Amnistía Internacional con motivo de la publicación de una carta abierta dirigida a los cinco candidatos que se presentan a las elecciones del 12 de octubre.

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Amid news of further shipwrecks in the central Mediterranean, with reports of more than 700 feared drowned in the last few days, Amnesty International is releasing a promotional video ahead of a major report to be published on 30 September

Monday 15 September 2014

The new United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) must be urgently brought up to full capacity to enable it to ensure the protection of a civilian population vulnerable to serious human rights violations, said Amnesty International today as the mission deploys.

Monday 15 September 2014

European leaders must do more to provide safe and legal ways for refugees and migrants to access international protection in the European Union

Monday 15 September 2014

Presidential candidates must seize the chance to put human rights in the spotlight and address the violations that continue to affect the Bolivian people, said Amnesty International today as it sent an open letter to the five candidates standing for election on 12 October. 

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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.