Press releases

Tuesday 19 April 2011

The international community must immediately step up humanitarian aid to the Libyan city of Misratah, Amnesty International said today, as many of its residents remained without communications, electricity and water supplies.

Monday 18 April 2011

The Nigerian military must not use excessive force to quell riots and demonstrations taking place around the imminent announcement of presidential election results, Amnesty International said today. 

Friday 15 April 2011

A judgement handed down today by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia convicting two Croatian generals of responsibility for crimes against humanity is a strong victory for Croatia’s war victims

Friday 15 April 2011

Amnesty International has urged the Azerbaijani authorities to halt the targeting of peaceful protesters ahead of an opposition rally planned for 17 April

Friday 15 April 2011

Amnesty International has warned Iraqi authorities against taking any unnecessary military action that would put civilian lives in danger, amid reports of a military build-up inside a camp for Iranian exiles north of Baghdad.

Thursday 14 April 2011

The Lebanese authorities must take urgent steps to establish an independent commission to fully investigate the fates of thousands of people missing since Lebanon’s civil war, Amnesty International said today.


Thursday 14 April 2011

Amnesty International has urged the Mexican government to thoroughly investigate links between drug and criminal gangs and public officials, following the arrest this week of 16 police officers accused of working with gang members responsible for mass killings near the US border

Wednesday 13 April 2011

The UN mission in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) must protect the tens of thousands of civilians displaced by the conflict who wish to return to their home villages but are afraid to do so, Amnesty International said today.

Wednesday 13 April 2011

Amnesty International has condemned the use by the Swaziland authorities of state of emergency-style measures to crush peaceful anti-government protests taking place across the country and urged the authorities to return to the rule of law.

Tuesday 12 April 2011

The Iraqi authorities must stop attacks on peaceful protesters calling for an end to unemployment, poor services, and corruption and demanding political reforms, Amnesty International said today in a new report.

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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.