Press releases

Tuesday 17 May 2011

The Syrian authorities must carry out a prompt, impartial investigation into reports that a number of bodies were unearthed near the city of Dera’a and into how those deaths occurred

 

Monday 16 May 2011

A Moroccan journalist set to go on trial tomorrow, apparently for criticizing Morocco’s counter-terrorism law, must be released immediately and unconditionally if he is being held solely for his writing

Monday 16 May 2011

Amnesty International has today condemned the conviction of four Belarusian prisoners of conscience, including former presidential candidate Andrei Sannikau, over their involvement in post-election protests

Monday 16 May 2011

The International Criminal Court Prosecutor’s request for an arrest warrant for Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi is a step towards justice for the victims of human rights violations in Libya

Friday 13 May 2011

Amnesty International today called on the Iranian authorities to not carry out a sentence ordering a man to be blinded by having acid dropped in both eyes as part of a retribution punishment.

Friday 13 May 2011

(London) Growing demands for freedom and justice across the Middle East and North Africa and the rise of social media offer an unprecedented opportunity for human rights change – but this change stands on a knife-edge, said Amnesty International as it launched its global human rights report on the eve of its 50th anniversary.

Tuesday 10 May 2011

As President Yoweri Museveni forms his new government and begins his new term in office, Amnesty International is urging him to take steps to improve Uganda’s patchy human rights record. 

Tuesday 10 May 2011

Authorities in El Salvador must take immediate action to protect journalists who fear for their lives after receiving a series of death threats, Amnesty International said today.

Tuesday 10 May 2011

Amnesty International has called on Iranian authorities to release two US citizens apparently held for political reasons for nearly two years, as their flawed trial is set to resume on 11 May.

Tuesday 10 May 2011

The Ugandan parliament should reject the Anti-Homosexuality Bill that has  been the subject of public hearings in recent days before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today. The Parliamentary Order Paper of 10 May indicates that the Bill could be debated by the Parliament and come up for a vote on  May 11.

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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.