Press releases

Monday 20 October 2014

An Amnesty International investigation into allegations of execution-style and other deliberate killings by pro-Russian separatists and pro-Kyiv forces has found evidence of isolated incidents attributable to both sides, but not on the scale reported by Russian media and authorities

Monday 20 October 2014

Across the world Amnesty International supporters have gathered nearly 200,000 signatures for a petition calling on the President of Uzbekistan to immediately and unconditionally release Dilorom Abdukadirova, a prisoner of conscience, imprisoned since 2010 for taking part in a protest for better economic conditions in the country

Monday 20 October 2014

Dozens of families will be left homeless if French authorities go ahead with the forced eviction of a Roma camp in a Paris suburb this week

Monday 20 October 2014

A politically motivated ban imposed on a Pakistani TV channel critical of the government constitutes a violation of the right to freedom of expression, said Amnesty International. 

Sunday 19 October 2014

The South Korean government must end the exploitation and widespread use of forced labour of migrant agricultural workers, Amnesty International said, as it published a new report that reveals how the country’s farming industry is rife with abuse. 

Friday 17 October 2014

Prisoner of conscience and torture victim Ángel Amílcar Colón Quevedo has been released from prison after five years in pre-trial detention, in a move that is welcome but long overdue, said Amnesty International.

Friday 17 October 2014

Amnesty International is launching a briefing, Summary killings during the conflict in eastern Ukraine, on 20 October in Kyiv which documents cases of extra-judicial killings by pro-Russian separatists and by pro-Kyiv forces

Friday 17 October 2014

Italy’s proposal to end its Mare Nostrum search and rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea would put the lives of thousands of migrants and refugees attempting to reach Europe at risk

Friday 17 October 2014

Testimonies gathered by Amnesty International indicate that Egyptian security forces used excessive force to crack down on student demonstrations at Alexandria University this week, injuring at least 35 students and leaving three other students in a critical condition. 

Thursday 16 October 2014

Repressive and discriminatory legislation enacted over the last 18 months in Uganda has led to increasing state repression, violence and homophobic and gender-based discrimination, according to a new report published by Amnesty International today. 

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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.