Press releases

Tuesday 30 March 2010

Amnesty International is calling on the Indian authorities to take more concrete steps to end the death penalty and join the growing number of countries around the world to abolish this practice in law.

Monday 29 March 2010

Amnesty International unreservedly condemns today’s bomb attacks on Moscow’s subway system which killed at least 37 people and left dozens injured.

Monday 29 March 2010

Amnesty International today welcomed the release of a member of the Colombian security forces held captive for almost a year by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Monday 29 March 2010

Amnesty International today challenged the Chinese authorities to reveal how many people they execute and sentence to death, as the organization published its world overview of the death penalty for 2009.

Thursday 25 March 2010

Amnesty International urges the Albanian authorities to take further measures to protect women from domestic violence by fully implementing a 2007 law

Wednesday 24 March 2010

The Malaysian authorities should take action to end widespread workplace and police abuses of the migrant workers who make up more than 20 per cent of the country's workforce, Amnesty International said in a report released today.

Wednesday 24 March 2010

(Port-au-Prince) Thousands of women living in temporary camps around Haiti are threatened by sexual violence and have inadequate protection from any authorities, Amnesty International said today after concluding a three-week visit to the country.

Tuesday 23 March 2010

Amnesty International today urged authorities in El Salvador to repeal an amnesty law that protects those responsible for thousands of killings and disappearances during the country’s 12-year armed conflict, including the killing of Catholic priest Monsignor Romero on 24 March 1980.

Tuesday 23 March 2010

The Chinese government should remove restrictions on the internet following Google’s decision to stop censoring internet search results in China and direct all traffic from it’s servers there to Hong Kong, Amnesty International said today.

Monday 22 March 2010

Amnesty International has urged the authorities in Kazakhstan to end abuse by police that regularly sees suspects kicked, beaten and asphyxiated from the moment they are stopped by officers

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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.