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Friday 4 March 2011

Amnesty International has condemned the execution of five men in Taiwan on 4 March 2011

Friday 4 March 2011

Amnesty International has urged the Turkish authorities to review the use of a law on “incitement to hatred or hostility” after eight journalists were arrested yesterday for holding membership of Ergenekon, an alleged ultra-nationalist network with links to state institutions

Thursday 3 March 2011

China’s recent crackdown on foreign journalists covering potential protests inspired by events in the Middle East and North Africa signals the government’s fear of popular protests, Amnesty International said today.

Wednesday 2 March 2011

Amnesty International has called on Pakistan’s government to ensure the killers of Shahbaz Bhatti, the country’s minister for minorities, are brought to justice.

Wednesday 2 March 2011

Amnesty International has warned of a growing humanitarian crisis as thousands of migrants flee Libya during continuing unrest.

Wednesday 2 March 2011

Amnesty International has called on the Egyptian authorities to release a man sentenced by a military court to five years in prison on Tuesday, apparently for exercising his right to peaceful protest.

Tuesday 1 March 2011

Amnesty International has today called for immediate independent investigations as it released a report detailing unlawful killings and acts of brutality by Tunisian security forces during the protests in December and January that led to the departure of former President Ben Ali.

Tuesday 1 March 2011

Amnesty International has urged authorities in Côte d'Ivoire to protect the population as tens of thousands of people were forced to flee heavy gunfire amid intensified fighting across the country.

Monday 28 February 2011

Amnesty International is calling for the immediate release of Dr. Nguyen Dan Que, a Vietnamese political and human rights activist, who was arrested on Saturday, 26 February 2011, by the Ho Chi Minh City Police Investigation Agency.

Monday 28 February 2011

New York : Campaigners today called on governments meeting at the United Nations to ensure no weapons or munitions are sold to human rights abusers. The call came as delegates meet this week to resume negotiations on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), a legally-binding treaty to regulate the global arms trade.

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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.