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Thursday 8 April 2010

A Year After Stabbing Death of Ernest Manirumva, Anti-Corruption Advocate, Truth Elusive

(Bujumbura, April 8, 2010) – The president of Burundi should act to ensure justice in the killing of an anti-corruption activist, Amnesty International, East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project, and Human Rights Watch said today. President Pierre Nkurunziza should ask the prosecutor general to accelerate investigations and prosecutions in the case and ensure witness protection, the groups said. The activist, Ernest Manirumva, was stabbed to death a year ago, on April 9, 2009.

Wednesday 7 April 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Ugandan authorities to provide support for women seeking justice for sexual and domestic violence in a new report released today highlighting the barriers faced by the victims.

Wednesday 7 April 2010

Amnesty International is calling on the European Union (EU) and its member states to take concrete action to break the cycle of discrimination, poverty and exclusion experienced by Romani communities in Europe

Wednesday 7 April 2010

Myanmar’s appalling human rights record is a serious breach of the ASEAN charter and should be at the top of the agenda for Southeast Asian states attending the organisation’s summit in Ha Noi on 8 April, Amnesty International said today.

Wednesday 7 April 2010

Amnesty International is calling on the authorities in Kyrgyzstan not to use excessive force  in their attempts to end protests in the capital Bishkek and other cities that have reportedly left 17 people dead and many more injured

Wednesday 7 April 2010

Amnesty International has called for an independent, thorough and impartial investigation into the 12 July 2007 helicopter attacks portrayed in a leaked classified US military video in which up to a dozen people, including a journalist and his driver, were killed.

Tuesday 6 April 2010

The scale of the devastation caused by Yemeni and Saudi Arabian aerial bombardments of the northern Yemeni region of Sa’dah has been revealed in hundreds of images obtained by Amnesty International.

Tuesday 6 April 2010

Amnesty International today condemned arrests, detentions and violence meted out against peaceful protesters in Egypt, after more than 90 people were detained in Cairo for taking part in demonstrations calling for political reform.

Thursday 1 April 2010

Amnesty International urged the Venezuelan authorities to stop targeting government critics following a series of politically motivated arrests.

Wednesday 31 March 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Hamas de facto administration in Gaza not to carry out several pending death sentences, after high-ranking officials signalled their intention to execute those convicted of "collaboration" with Israel and "murder".

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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.