Press releases

Thursday 17 March 2011

Amnesty International has urged several US states to abandon planned legislation that would drastically restrict workers' rights.

Wednesday 16 March 2011

Amnesty International is calling on Slovenia’s authorities to protect Romani communities from discrimination, following the release today of its report showing they are being denied proper access to adequate housing, water and sanitation.

Wednesday 16 March 2011

The Cuban authorities are continuing to stifle freedom of expression on the island in spite of the much-publicised recent wave of releases of prominent dissidents, Amnesty International warned today on the eighth anniversary of a crackdown on activists.

Wednesday 16 March 2011

Amnesty International has condemned the mistreatment of eight Afghan citizens awaiting deportation from Ukraine, who are being beaten by border guards and denied adequate food, water and medical treatment.

Tuesday 15 March 2011

Amnesty International has called on the governments of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia to immediately restrain their security forces after an anti-government protester was shot dead in Bahrain today and many others sustained gunshot injuries.

Sunday 13 March 2011

Amnesty International has today condemned the killing of Al Jazeera cameraman Ali Hassan Al Jaber in Libya and warned of a campaign of attacks and harassment on journalists.

Saturday 12 March 2011

Amnesty International has today condemned the violent dispersal of a peaceful opposition rally in the capital Baku that saw more than 100 reportedly detained and protesters punched and kicked by police

Friday 11 March 2011

Respect for human rights and a strong commitment to transparency and eradicating corruption are fundamental to building sustainable, accountable and inclusive governments in the Middle East and North Africa. The time to act is now, said Amnesty International and Transparency International in a joint statement issued today.

Friday 11 March 2011

Amnesty International has called on the Cuban authorities to release an activist on hunger strike who was detained for his human rights work three months ago and is set to face trial at the end of March.

Thursday 10 March 2011

A group of anti-government protesters missing since they were arrested this week in Baghdad are feared to be at risk of torture, after other recently released protestors told Amnesty International they were tortured in detention.

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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.