Press releases

Wednesday 1 December 2010

A leaked diplomatic cable has corroborated images released earlier this year by Amnesty International showing that the US military carried out a missile strike in south Yemen in December 2009 that killed dozens of local residents.

Wednesday 1 December 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Central African Republic (CAR) to arrest wanted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and surrender him to the International Criminal Court (ICC), should he go ahead with his planned visit to the country on Thursday

Wednesday 1 December 2010

Amnesty International has today condemned the Iranian authorities for carrying out the execution of Khadijeh Jahed, known as “Shahla”, the temporary wife of a prominent Iranian footballer, at Evin Prison, Tehran this morning.

Tuesday 30 November 2010

Amnesty International today called on the Egyptian authorities to fully investigate the deaths, violence and other human rights abuses that marred last Sunday’s parliamentary elections.

Tuesday 30 November 2010

Amnesty International is calling on the Iranian authorities to immediately halt the imminent execution of Shahla Jahed, the temporary wife of a prominent Iranian footballer.

Sunday 28 November 2010

Amnesty International urges the Swiss authorities at all levels not to enforce the deportation of foreigners convicted of certain criminal offences if this will result in human rights violations after voters backed the move in a referendum on Sunday

Friday 26 November 2010

Amnesty International urges the Guatemalan authorities to ensure that a former Interior Minister allegedly involved in the extrajudicial execution of prisoners is brought to justice, Amnesty International said following his release in Spain.

Friday 26 November 2010

Amnesty International today urged the Brazilian authorities to act proportionately and within the law in their response to the wave of criminal gang violence that has swept Rio de Janeiro over the last week.

Thursday 25 November 2010

The Nicaraguan authorities must eradicate rape and widespread sexual abuse of girls, Amnesty International has said in a new report.

Thursday 25 November 2010

Amnesty International today called on all states to commit themselves to end enforced disappearances, following news that a landmark treaty aimed at preventing the practice will come into effect.

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Feature Article

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.