Press releases

Wednesday 29 June 2011

The Chechen authorities must end their intimidation and harassment of human rights defenders

Wednesday 29 June 2011

Greek riot police must not use excessive force in their handling of violence during protests in Athens, Amnesty International said today amid reports protesters were hospitalized as police fired massive amounts of tear gas

Wednesday 29 June 2011

The Afghan government must work with the International Criminal Court to investigate those responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan, Amnesty International said today, after an attack on a Kabul hotel claimed by the Taleban left at least 10 people dead.

Monday 27 June 2011

Colonel M’uammar al-Gaddafi and other senior Libyan government figures must be arrested and handed over to the International Criminal Court to face trial for alleged serious human rights crimes

Monday 27 June 2011

The head of Egypt’s military intelligence has promised Amnesty International that the army will no longer carry out forced ‘virginity tests’ after defending their use, during a meeting with the organisation in Cairo on Sunday.

Monday 27 June 2011

Nigerian armed groups must stop attacking civilians, Amnesty International said today, after as many as 30 people were killed in a bomb attack blamed on the religious sect Boko Haram.

Sunday 26 June 2011

Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty today met Major General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Head of the Military Intelligence Department and member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), and Deputy Prime Minister Yehia El Gamal at the end of his weeklong visit to Egypt.

Saturday 25 June 2011

The Egyptian authorities must earn the trust of the people by abolishing repressive laws and ending abusive practices, the Secretary General of Amnesty International said today in Cairo

Friday 24 June 2011

Tunisia took an important step towards strengthening fundamental human rights today by joining the International Criminal Court (ICC).

At a ceremony at the UN in New York, Tunisia became the 116th state party to the Rome Statute, which set up the ICC to investigate and prosecute cases of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity worldwide.

Friday 24 June 2011

Forces loyal to Libyan Colonel Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi are once again targeting civilians in Misratah by firing rockets, some containing ball bearings, into the city’s residential areas, 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.