Press releases

Monday 25 July 2011

Access to Amnesty International’s website has been blocked in Saudi Arabia today following the organization’s criticism of a draft anti-terror law that would stifle peaceful protest in the kingdom.

Monday 25 July 2011

The Nigerian authorities must immediately put a stop to unlawful killings by security forces, Amnesty International said today after at least 23 people were killed by police following a bomb blast on Saturday in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri.

Sunday 24 July 2011

Ongoing attempts by UK-based mining company Vedanta Resources to overturn an Indian government decision blocking a proposed bauxite mine and expansion of an alumina refinery in Orissa should not be allowed to succeed

Sunday 24 July 2011

Amnesty International has urged the Egyptian authorities to ensure that an activist thought to have been arrested on 23 July is immediately freed and that he is not subjected to torture or other ill-treatment.

Friday 22 July 2011

A draft Saudi Arabian anti-terrorism law obtained by Amnesty International would allow the authorities to prosecute peaceful dissent as a terrorist crime.

Friday 22 July 2011

Some 500 Haitian families have been forcibly removed from a makeshift camp in central Port-au-Prince, leaving them without shelter for the third time since a devastating earthquake in January 2010

Friday 22 July 2011

Gambia must act to improve the deteriorating human rights situation across the country

Thursday 21 July 2011

Graphic new video footage of a public hanging in Iran this week highlights the brutalisation of both the condemned and those who watch executions

Thursday 21 July 2011

The Malawian authorities must immediately launch an independent investigation into the deaths of at least eight people shot by security forces during demonstrations that erupted into violence in the northern city of Mzuzu

Wednesday 20 July 2011

Amnesty International welcomes long overdue arrest of Goran Hadzić, the only remaining suspect wanted by the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia, for crimes against humanity and war crimes in eastern Slavonia, Croatia

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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.