Press releases

Friday 23 September 2011

Fresh evidence of the extreme brutality being meted out to Syrian protesters and their families has been revealed today by Amnesty International.

Thursday 22 September 2011

An observer representing four international human rights organizations is travelling to the UAE in order to seek access to the trial of five activists imprisoned after calling for greater political rights and freedoms. The trial is scheduled on September 26 in Abu Dhabi’s Federal Supreme Court.

Thursday 22 September 2011

Amnesty International today urged Haitian authorities to bring former President Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier to justice for the human rights abuses committed under his regime from 1971 and 1986.

Thursday 22 September 2011

Amnesty International has condemned the decision by authorities in the state of Georgia to execute death row prisoner Troy Davis

Thursday 22 September 2011

The first fines issued in France today against two Muslim women wearing full-face veils in public are a violation of their rights to freedom of expression and religion

Wednesday 21 September 2011

The Colombian authorities have failed to tackle the lack of justice for women and girl survivors during the country's long-running armed conflict

Wednesday 21 September 2011

The release of the two US hikers imprisoned for more than two years in Iran is a long overdue development, Amnesty International said today.

Wednesday 21 September 2011

The killing of 29 Shi’a Muslims in Pakistan’s Balochistan province highlights the failure of Pakistani authorities to address sectarian violence across the country, Amnesty International said today.

Wednesday 21 September 2011

Some prison conditions in Liberia are so poor that they violate basic human rights with inmates crowded into dirty cells without adequate food, water or healthcare, Amnesty International said in a new report released today.

Tuesday 20 September 2011

European countries have shamefully failed to help thousands of mainly African refugees stranded near Libya’s borders, Amnesty International said today in a new briefing paper.

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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.