Press releases

Thursday 7 April 2011

The Azerbaijani authorities must halt a campaign of intimidation against opposition leaders that has seen activists detained and allegedly beaten by police following anti-government protests

Wednesday 6 April 2011

Hundreds of bodies found in a mass grave in Zimbabwe may never be identified unless professional forensic experts carry out the exhumations, Amnesty International warned today.

Tuesday 5 April 2011

Italy’s human rights record has been dealt another blow after the European Court of Human Rights ruled it had violated the ban on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment during the deportation of a man to Tunisia in 2009

Tuesday 5 April 2011

Singapore’s president should grant clemency to a Malaysian man sentenced to be hanged for a drug-trafficking charge, Amnesty International said today.

Tuesday 5 April 2011

Viet Nam must release a high-profile activist sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment for calling for an end to one-party rule, Amnesty International said today. 

Tuesday 5 April 2011

US Attorney General Eric Holder announced yesterday that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other detainees held at the US Naval Base in Guantánamo Bay in Cuba and accused in connection with the attacks in the USA on 11 September 2001 will be tried by a military commission rather than in an ordinary federal court.

Tuesday 5 April 2011

The international community must play a more active role if Yemenis are to get accountability for the bloody killings of recent weeks, Amnesty International said as it released a new report into human rights violations in Yemen over the last year.

Monday 4 April 2011

The detention of China’s most famous artist and political critic, Ai Weiwei, is a troubling development in a widening crackdown on dissent that has seen dozens of activists detained over the last few months, Amnesty International said today. 

Saturday 2 April 2011

The Azerbaijani authorities must halt their crackdown on freedom of assembly, Amnesty International said today, after a "Day of Wrath" protest saw scores arrested and others violently dispersed in the capital Baku

Friday 1 April 2011

The Zimbabwean police authorities must end the systematic harassment and intimidation of human rights groups, Amnesty International said today after an NGO leader became the latest activist targeted with politically motivated charges.

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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.