Press releases

Tuesday 23 February 2010

Amnesty International today denounced an increase in attacks against Indigenous Peoples across Colombia during 2009, which is leaving many communities struggling for survival.

Tuesday 23 February 2010

Amnesty International is calling for the immediate release of a Somali radio journalist held by the armed group al-Shabab, apparently after a report was broadcast alleging the group had killed a man in the Wanleweyn district.

Tuesday 23 February 2010

Amnesty International today called on the Nicaraguan authorities to provide cancer treatment to a pregnant woman that is currently being withheld because of a law that bans abortion in all circumstances.

Monday 22 February 2010

Amnesty International calls on the Libyan authorities to immediately release a Swiss businessman convicted of politically motivated immigration charges and lift a travel ban imposed on him as a diplomatic row between the two countries continued.

Thursday 18 February 2010

Amnesty International has strongly condemned a worrying attack on a Rwandan opposition group as the country prepares for presidential elections in August 2010.

Thursday 18 February 2010

Amnesty International today has urged an investigation into the death of US video journalist Brad Will after the political activist wrongly accused of the killing was released.

Wednesday 17 February 2010

Amnesty International today called on the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to protect human rights defenders, who continue to be arbitrarily detained by security agencies and subjected to an alarming number of death threats.

Wednesday 17 February 2010

International and local human rights organisations have today urged the Nepali authorities to stop obstructing criminal proceedings over the alleged torture and murder of 15-year-old Maina Sunuwar by four army officers.

Wednesday 17 February 2010

Amnesty International today criticised Iran for rejecting important recommendations by the United Nations to improve human rights in the country.

Wednesday 17 February 2010

Amnesty International called on the Malaysian government to end caning after three women were subjected to the punishment following their conviction for extramarital sex.

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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.