Press releases

Tuesday 25 January 2011

The Afghan government must investigate thousands of allegations of human rights violations, criminal activity and electoral fraud by members of the country’s parliament, which begins its second term on 26 January, Amnesty International said.

Monday 24 January 2011

Amnesty International has condemned the conviction of two South Korean human rights defenders for peacefully protesting in support of families whose loved ones died while demonstrating against forced evictions.

Monday 24 January 2011

Amnesty International has urged the US authorities to alleviate the harsh pre-trial detention conditions of Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of leaking information to Wikileaks

Monday 24 January 2011

Amnesty International has today called on the Tunisian authorities to fundamentally overhaul the country’s repressive security apparatus and justice system as part of a human rights action plan to be presented to the new government.

Friday 21 January 2011

Amnesty International is again urging the Croatian authorities to investigate war crimes committed during the 1991-1995 war following a key European Court of Human Rights ruling that could allow thousands of victims seek justice internationally

Friday 21 January 2011

Amnesty International has today urged the authorities to investigate the reported deaths of three men during anti-government protests in the Albanian capital Tirana

Thursday 20 January 2011

Amnesty International has called on the Kenyan authorities to properly investigate the apparently unprovoked killing of three men by police on a busy Nairobi highway yesterday.

Wednesday 19 January 2011

The United States should investigate Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapksa, on a surprise visit to the US today, for his alleged role in perpetrating torture and war crimes

Tuesday 18 January 2011

Amnesty International has called on the Yemeni authorities to halt the imminent execution of a man facing the death penalty for a murder he is alleged to have committed when he was under 18 years old

Tuesday 18 January 2011

Amnesty International has urged the Haitian authorities to investigate alleged human rights violations committed by former president Jean-Claude Duvalier, also known as 'Baby Doc', after he was detained in Port-Au-Prince

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Feature Article

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.