Press releases

Thursday 22 April 2010

Amnesty International has condemned a reported move by Nigerian state governors to execute death row inmates to ease overcrowding and urged the authorities to instead address the underlying problems in the criminal justice system.

Thursday 22 April 2010

Amnesty International today strongly condemned the ‘outrageous’ charges brought against a leading investigative judge who is due to appear before the Supreme Court in May on charges of abusing his power.

Wednesday 21 April 2010

Amnesty International urges the Belgian Parliament not to pass a draft law which would prohibit the wearing of full face veils anywhere in public as the country’s Chamber of Deputies prepares to vote on the issue on 22 April 2010

Tuesday 20 April 2010

Sri Lanka’s first post-war parliament must get rid of draconian emergency laws that have allowed for decades of widespread human rights abuses, Amnesty International said today.  

Monday 19 April 2010

The Somali armed opposition group al-Shabab must immediately free a human rights defender it captured last week and stop its relentless attacks on other activists, Amnesty International said today.

Friday 16 April 2010

The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) cannot run from its responsibility for the ongoing impacts of the 1984 Bhopal gas leak by sponsoring Live Earth ‘Run for Water’ events, Amnesty International said today.

Thursday 15 April 2010

Kenya’s government should halt the proposed eviction of more than 50,000 people living alongside the country’s railway lines until guidelines that conform with international human rights standards have been adopted, Amnesty International said today.

Thursday 15 April 2010

Amnesty International today condemned the executions by the Hamas de facto authority of two Palestinian men in Gaza in the early hours of this morning.  Both men had been convicted in 2009 by military courts in Gaza of charges of “collaboration” with the Israeli military and involvement in murder.

Wednesday 14 April 2010

Amnesty International is calling on newly-elected President Viktor Yanukovych and his government to ensure accountability for human rights abuses by bringing the country’s laws and practices into line with international standards

Wednesday 14 April 2010

The disappearance of six men from police custody in Port Harcourt one year ago must be independently and impartially investigated by the Federal Minister of Justice and their whereabouts revealed to their families, Amnesty International said 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.