Press releases

Thursday 17 June 2010

Amnesty International is calling for an impartial international investigation into the violent events of the past week in southern Kyrgyzstan that left hundreds of people dead and thousands wounded and homeless

Wednesday 16 June 2010

The Malaysian government should give refugees in the country the right to work, Amnesty International said today as it revealed a litany of abuses suffered by refugees in Malaysia, the vast majority of whom are from Myanmar.

Wednesday 16 June 2010

Amnesty International is calling on the Israeli authorities to end house demolitions which leave thousands of Palestinians living in daily fear of eviction from their homes.

Wednesday 16 June 2010

A law passed by the Tunisian parliament this week is designed to silence government critics and human rights activists, Amnesty International has warned.

Tuesday 15 June 2010

Allowing states to protect their leaders from prosecution for the crime of aggression risks undermining the credibility of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Amnesty International said today, following the Review Conference in Kampala.

Tuesday 15 June 2010

Amnesty International today criticised Israel’s proposed investigation into its military action against a Gaza aid flotilla on May 31 as lacking in transparency and unlikely to  ensure accountability over the nine deaths of activists during the operation.

Tuesday 15 June 2010

Amnesty International is calling on all countries neighbouring Kyrgyzstan to open their borders to thousands of people desperately seeking refuge from the violence that has engulfed the southern part of the country in the last five days

Tuesday 15 June 2010

Amnesty International urges other countries to follow Ecuador’s example and ratify a new UN mechanism that will provide access to justice for everyone whose economic, social and cultural rights are violated and who is denied an effective remedy in their own countries.

Monday 14 June 2010

Amnesty International is calling for an immediate, full and independent investigation into the brutal killing of a 28-year-old Egyptian man, Khaled Mohammed Said, while in the hands of Egyptian security forces in the city of Alexandria on Sunday 6 June.

Saturday 12 June 2010

Amnesty International urges the Kyrgyzstani interim government and local authorities to ensure adequate protection for all Kyrgyzstani citizens and in particular those of Uzbek origin who have been targeted during the violence in the southern part of the country

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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.