Press releases

Friday 8 October 2010

Amnesty International today called on the Chinese authorities to release all prisoners of conscience detained in the country after imprisoned human rights activist Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Friday 8 October 2010

On the eve of World Day Against the Death Penalty, Amnesty International has welcomed President Álvaro Colom’s public commitment to veto proposed legislation that would lead to the reapplication of the death penalty.

 

Friday 8 October 2010

Ahead of World Day against the Death Penalty on 10 October, Amnesty International today urged the USA, the only country that carried out executions in the Americas in 2009, to end its use of this cruel and inhumane punishment.

Friday 8 October 2010

The Nigerian government must set up an independent commission of inquiry to investigate the use of firearms by security forces that left at least one person dead and 12 seriously injured at Bundu waterfront last year, Amnesty International said in a report released today.

Thursday 7 October 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Belgrade authorities to stop forced evictions after Roma families, including 17 children and one pregnant woman, were evicted from their homes in the city

Wednesday 6 October 2010

Amnesty International welcomes today’s release of opposition leader and prisoner of conscience Birtukan Mideksa by the Ethiopian government.

Tuesday 5 October 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Guatemalan Congress to abolish the death penalty instead of regulating it as MP’s debate legislation that would allow its use for the first time since 2000.

Tuesday 5 October 2010

Amnesty International is today calling on the government of Fiji to drop Public Emergency Regulations (PER)-related charges against the country’s former prime minister after he was accused of failing to seek permission to hold a public meeting.

Friday 1 October 2010

Governments cannot celebrate the UN World Habitat Day on 4 October while ignoring one billion people living in slums, Amnesty International said today.

Friday 1 October 2010

The publication of the UN mapping report documenting gross human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a significant first step, but concrete action is needed to ensure that those responsible are held to account, Amnesty International said today.

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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.