Press releases

Wednesday 7 July 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Peruvian government to revoke its decision to expel a British catholic activist who has spent the past ten years defending the rights of the country's Indigenous people.

Wednesday 7 July 2010

Amnesty International is calling on the Tunisian authorities not to imprison ailing journalist Fahem Boukadous, after a court upheld his four-year prison sentence over his reporting of 2008 protests against unemployment and high living costs.

Tuesday 6 July 2010

Amnesty International today called on the Zimbabwean government to release an activist who is being detained after he exposed human rights violations in the country’s Marange diamond fields.

Tuesday 6 July 2010

Amnesty International is urgently calling on the Iranian authorities to halt the imminent execution of Mohammad Reza Haddadi, who could face death by hanging as soon as Wednesday 7 July for a murder he allegedly committed when he was 15 years old.

Sunday 4 July 2010

Amnesty International today condemned the sentencing to three years in prison of veteran 78-year old Syrian lawyer and human rights activist, Haytham al-Maleh.

Friday 2 July 2010

Amnesty International is urging the Chinese government to launch an independent investigation into last year’s riots in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, after new testimony obtained by the organisation has cast further doubt on the official version of events.

Thursday 1 July 2010

Salil Shetty, the new Secretary General of Amnesty International, today began his first full day in office by pledging to do all that he can to ensure governments respect the rights of the world’s most impoverished and vulnerable groups.

Thursday 1 July 2010

Bangladeshi security forces used excessive force during a raid on the house of a senior opposition politician on 27 June, Amnesty International said today.

Wednesday 30 June 2010

Cuba’s repressive legal system has created a climate of fear among journalists, dissidents and activists, putting them at risk of arbitrary arrest and harassment by the authorities, 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.