Press releases

Thursday 10 July 2014

The sentencing of five media workers in Myanmar each to 10 years’ imprisonment with hard labour for “disclosing state secrets” makes today a dark day for freedom of expression in the country, Amnesty International said.

Thursday 10 July 2014

As US Edward Snowden seeks to extend his stay in Russia, Amnesty International called for effective international protection for whistleblowers

Wednesday 9 July 2014

In their determination to seal off their borders, the European Union and its member states are putting the lives and rights of refugees and migrants at risk

Wednesday 9 July 2014

Leading lawyer and human rights advocate Tawanda Mutasah has been appointed Amnesty International’s new Senior Director for Law & Policy.

Wednesday 9 July 2014

In an effort to support the promotion of human rights in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean, Amnesty International (AI) and the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) have established a human rights film prize.

Wednesday 9 July 2014

The forced eviction of 39 people – 11 of them young children, including several babies – from a Roma settlement in a Rome suburb this morning is a blatant violation of international human rights law and standards that has left numerous families homeless, Amnesty International said.

Wednesday 9 July 2014

The Nepal government should act immediately to fix crucial flaws in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Act, particularly those highlighted in a new United Nations evaluation, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the International Commission of Jurists said today.

 

Tuesday 8 July 2014

Amnesty International expresses relief that High Court deliberations have put the transfer of asylum seekers to Sri Lanka's Navy in doubt, a plan that if enacted, would put Australia in blatant breach of international law and set a dangerous precedent

Tuesday 8 July 2014

New evidence is emerging of ongoing war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by both government and opposition forces in South Sudan, Amnesty International said as the country marks its third Independence Day on 9 July. On a mission to Juba this month, the organization interviewed internally displaced people who described recent atrocities and an imminent humanitarian crisis.

Tuesday 8 July 2014

Amnesty International is calling on the Israeli authorities and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza, including the military wing of Hamas, to ensure that civilian lives are protected as the conflict between the two sides escalates. 

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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.