Press releases

Monday 14 December 2009

Honduran authorities must launch an urgent and independent investigation into the murder of human rights defender Walter Trochez who was killed late on Sunday night while walking home through the centre of Tegucigalpa, Amnesty International said today.

Friday 11 December 2009

The Iraqi authorities must not forcibly relocate about 3,400 members of an Iranian opposition group from a settlement north of Baghdad where they have lived since the mid-1980’s, Amnesty International said today.

Thursday 10 December 2009

Human rights violations in Iran are now as bad as at any time in the past 20 years, Amnesty International said today in a new report on the aftermath of last June’s presidential election.

Wednesday 9 December 2009

Amnesty International exposed the shocking level of unlawful police killings in Nigeria, in a new report released today.

Wednesday 9 December 2009

Amnesty International is urging the Italian government to ensure that two recently released former Guantnamo Bay detainees receive fair trials in Italy and are not sent back to Tunisia where they would be at risk of torture.

Tuesday 8 December 2009

New evidence of serious human rights violations carried out during military operations to combat organized crime and drug cartels in Mexico has been unveiled in a report published by Amnesty International today. 

Tuesday 8 December 2009

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New evidence of serious human rights
violations carried out during military operations to combat organized crime and
drug cartels in Mexico
has been unveiled in a report published by Amnesty International today. See here some of the cases highlighted in the report.

Tuesday 8 December 2009

New evidence of serious human rights violations carried out during military operations to combat organized crime and drug cartels in Mexico has been unveiled in a report published by Amnesty International today. See here some of the facts and figures included in the report.

Tuesday 8 December 2009

The Russian authorities must stop persecuting human rights activists
and instead channel their efforts into investigating those responsible
for their murders

Tuesday 8 December 2009

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The Nepali government must immediately
pursue the arrest of an army major expelled last week from a UN peacekeeping
mission in Chad when it emerged he has been accused of torturing a 15-year-old
Nepalese girl to death, Amnesty International said today.

 

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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.