Press releases

Tuesday 21 June 2011

The Turkish authorities must bring into force laws that will protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people from widespread discrimination

Monday 20 June 2011

The authorities in Equatorial Guinea must immediately end a draconian clampdown on freedom of expression taking place ahead of an African Union summit in the capital Malabo on 23 June, Amnesty International said today.

Friday 17 June 2011

The Sri Lankan authorities must refrain from any ill-treatment of a group of rejected asylum seekers who arrived in Colombo on Friday after being forcibly returned from the UK, Amnesty International said.

Friday 17 June 2011

The Mexican civilian authorities must urgently investigate the enforced disappearance of a man detained by members of the Mexican Navy in the state of Tamaulipas last week, Amnesty International has said.

Friday 17 June 2011

Guatemalan authorities must promptly and fully investigate a series of alleged politically motivated killings, Amnesty International said today after the latest shooting of a mayoral candidate near the capital.

Thursday 16 June 2011

Saudi Arabian authorities must stop treating women as second-class citizens and open the Kingdom’s roads to women drivers, Amnesty International said today, as a group of Saudi Arabian women prepared to defy a decades-old ban on women driving.

Thursday 16 June 2011

Amnesty International calls for the UK Authorities not to deport Sri Lankans at risk of torture, ahead of a planned deportation from Gatwick Airport in London to Colombo this afternoon.

Thursday 16 June 2011

A Brazilian court is due to hear an appeal early next week by a prominent human rights lawyer amid ongoing violence against land reform activists. 

Thursday 16 June 2011

The Chinese government should immediately withdraw its invitation to Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, and arrest him if he travels to Beijing, Amnesty International said today.

Thursday 16 June 2011

Amnesty International has urged the Greek authorities against using excessive use of force against protesters during continuing demonstrations in the capital Athens.

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Feature Article

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.