Press releases

Wednesday 15 September 2010

The Millennium Development Goals are failing the world’s poorest people because governments are ignoring and abusing their human rights, Amnesty International said as heads of states prepare to meet to review progress on the MDGs at a UN summit in New York on 20-22 September.

Wednesday 15 September 2010

Amnesty International is calling for the immediate and unconditional release of an ethnic Uzbek human rights activist convicted of involvement in the murder of a policeman during the June violence in Kyrgyzstan

Monday 13 September 2010

Tens of thousands of detainees held without trial in Iraq, many of whom were recently transferred from US custody, remain at risk of torture and other forms of ill-treatment, Amnesty International said in a new report launched today.

Monday 13 September 2010

Amnesty International is urging the French authorities to immediately withdraw the interior ministry order specifying the systematic eviction of Roma illegal camps as a priority

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.

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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.