Press releases

Monday 20 December 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the violent dispersal of a mainly peaceful demonstration in the aftermath of Sunday’s presidential election in Belarus which was marred by irregularities

Monday 20 December 2010

Amnesty International condemned the execution of 11 men this morning in Iran accused of links to the bomb attack in Chabahar that killed more than 39 people last week, many of them worshippers at a mosque.

Friday 17 December 2010

Eyewitnesses have told Amnesty International that protestors seriously injured during yesterday’s mass protests in the Côte d’Ivoire city of Abidjan were denied medical treatment amid threats from security forces

Thursday 16 December 2010

The Kyrgyzstani authorities are failing to provide justice for the thousands of victims of human rights abuses during four days of violent ethnic clashes which tore through southern Kyrgyzstan in June 2010 Amnesty International said in a report published today.   

Thursday 16 December 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Chinese authorities to immediately reveal the whereabouts of  Hada, a missing Inner Mongolian human rights activist, who was due to be released last Friday, and two of his family members.

Thursday 16 December 2010

Eyewitnesses have told Amnesty International that at least nine unarmed protesters were killed today in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, during mass protests over a political deadlock following presidential elections.

Wednesday 15 December 2010

Amnesty International has criticised the Cuban authorities for not allowing an independent journalist to leave the country to collect an international freedom award.

Tuesday 14 December 2010

Migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers escaping persecution and armed conflict, face torture and indefinite detention as they attempt to make the journey to Europe via Libya, Amnesty International said today in a new report.

Tuesday 14 December 2010

The Australian government’s newly announced policy of transferring prisoners detained in Afghanistan to Afghan and United States forces could violate international law, Amnesty International warned today.

Friday 10 December 2010

Amnesty International has welcomed the arrest of a former Croatian military official accused of responsibility for war crimes committed during the 1991-95 war.

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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.