Press releases

Friday 10 September 2010

Amnesty International has urged the French authorities to comply with a European Parliament resolution to suspend its policy of expulsions of Roma from the country

Thursday 9 September 2010

Amnesty International has condemned a bomb attack today that left at least 16 civilians dead and dozens injured in the Russian republic of North Ossetia-Alania

Wednesday 8 September 2010

Senegal’s security forces continue to torture suspects held in custody, sometimes to death, leaving all those in detention at risk of serious human rights violations, Amnesty International said in a report released today.

Wednesday 8 September 2010

Amnesty International welcomes an Iranian official’s statement that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani's sentence of stoning to death has been temporarily suspended but urged the authorities to overturn the death sentence against her entirely.


Monday 6 September 2010

Amnesty International calls for an end to the harassment of human rights defenders and political activists in Swaziland following the arrest today of nearly 50 people at a gathering of activists in the country’s largest city, Manzini.

Friday 3 September 2010

Amnesty International is today calling on the Sri Lankan government to ensure the safety of three men who have been tortured and jailed following their forced return from Australia in 2009.

Friday 3 September 2010

An Iranian journalist and human rights defender set to face trial tomorrow on a series of charges must be released immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International said today.

Thursday 2 September 2010

Amnesty International is urging the Slovak government to immediately end the segregation of Romani children in the country’s education system. This practice leaves thousands of Romani pupils in substandard education in schools and classes for pupils with “mild mental disabilities” or ethnically segregated mainstream schools and classes

Wednesday 1 September 2010

Amnesty International today urged Mozambique’s police not to use live ammunition to disperse violent demonstrations in the capital Maputo unless lives are at risk.

Tuesday 31 August 2010

Rwanda’s new government must urgently review vague ‘genocide ideology’ and ‘sectarianism’ laws that are being used to suppress political dissent and stifle freedom of speech, Amnesty International said in a report released 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.