Press releases

Monday 30 June 2014

Julie Verhaar has been appointed Senior Director for Fundraising and Growth at Amnesty International, the human rights organization’s International Secretariat announced today. 

Monday 30 June 2014

The early release of Do Thi Minh Hanh, a woman labour activist and prisoner of conscience, in Viet Nam is a positive step but authorities must now follow up and release the scores of other peaceful activists still behind bars, Amnesty International said.

Friday 27 June 2014

The Fijian authorities must immediately end the harassment of journalists ahead of the parliamentary elections in September, said Amnesty International. 

Friday 27 June 2014

Amnesty International has gathered evidence pointing to a pattern of extrajudicial executions of detainees by government forces and Shi’a militias in the Iraqi cities of Tal ‘Afar, Mosul and Ba’quba.

Friday 27 June 2014

The closure of an Ahmadiyya place of worship by local authorities in West Java is a disturbing and arbitrary move, and just the latest example of ongoing repression of religious minorities in Indonesia, Amnesty International said.

Friday 27 June 2014

By upholding a draconian requirement for three more independent organizations to register as “foreign agents”, a Moscow court is rubber stamping the authorities’ witch hunt against peaceful human rights defenders

Friday 27 June 2014

The conviction of a human rights lawyer jailed for taking part in a peaceful protest must be overturned, said Amnesty International ahead of an appeal hearing in the case on Saturday 28 June. 

Thursday 26 June 2014

The Japanese authorities’ determination to continue with secret executions despite growing concern on the use of the death penalty in the country is a scar on the justice system, said Amnesty International. 

Thursday 26 June 2014

The Libyan authorities must ensure that yesterday’s killing of a leading human rights activist in Benghazi is properly investigated and that those responsible are brought to justice, Amnesty International said. 

Wednesday 25 June 2014

Attacks on civilian areas, including indiscriminate aerial bombardments by Sudan’s government forces, have resulted in increased destruction in Southern Kordofan and may constitute a war crime, Amnesty International said in a new briefing published 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.