Press releases

Monday 23 August 2010

Amnesty International today condemned the execution of four men in Equatorial Guinea, all convicted of attempting to assassinate the country’s President.

Friday 20 August 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Saudi Arabian authorities not to deliberately paralyse a man in retribution for similar injuries he allegedly caused during a fight.

Thursday 19 August 2010

The Malaysian government should scrap plans to expand a state-sponsored security force of civilian volunteers with a long record of human rights abuses against refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said today.

Wednesday 18 August 2010

Amnesty International calls on the Bahraini authorities to reveal the whereabouts of eight human rights defenders, political activists and Shia clerics arrested in a clampdown by the authorities amid fears that they could be prisoners of conscience.

Tuesday 17 August 2010

The Cuban authorities must act to end the harassment of the mother of a prisoner of conscience who died following a hunger strike to push for the release of other prisoners, Amnesty International said today.

Monday 16 August 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the first Taleban executions by stoning carried out in Afghanistan since 2001.

Friday 13 August 2010

Amnesty International will continue to promote its “Demand Dignity” campaign by giving out information at stadium’s on the European leg of the U2360° Tour.

Thursday 12 August 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the US government’s decision to go ahead with the military commission trial of Omar Khadr at the Guantánamo Bay detention centre, describing the move as another violation of human rights by the USA in the name of countering terrorism

Thursday 12 August 2010

Amnesty International criticized the TV “confession” of an Iranian woman last night, in which Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, awaiting execution by stoning for adultery, appears to implicate herself in the murder of her husband.

Wednesday 11 August 2010

Amnesty International is calling on Indian authorities to urgently investigate the armed abduction of two indigenous leaders, who were on their way to campaign against the bauxite mine project proposed by a subsidiary of UK-based company Vedanta Resources, and the Orissa Mining Corporation.

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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.