Press releases

Monday 29 March 2010

Amnesty International today challenged the Chinese authorities to reveal how many people they execute and sentence to death, as the organization published its world overview of the death penalty for 2009.

Thursday 25 March 2010

Amnesty International urges the Albanian authorities to take further measures to protect women from domestic violence by fully implementing a 2007 law

Wednesday 24 March 2010

The Malaysian authorities should take action to end widespread workplace and police abuses of the migrant workers who make up more than 20 per cent of the country's workforce, Amnesty International said in a report released today.

Wednesday 24 March 2010

(Port-au-Prince) Thousands of women living in temporary camps around Haiti are threatened by sexual violence and have inadequate protection from any authorities, Amnesty International said today after concluding a three-week visit to the country.

Tuesday 23 March 2010

Amnesty International today urged authorities in El Salvador to repeal an amnesty law that protects those responsible for thousands of killings and disappearances during the country’s 12-year armed conflict, including the killing of Catholic priest Monsignor Romero on 24 March 1980.

Tuesday 23 March 2010

The Chinese government should remove restrictions on the internet following Google’s decision to stop censoring internet search results in China and direct all traffic from it’s servers there to Hong Kong, Amnesty International said today.

Monday 22 March 2010

Amnesty International has urged the authorities in Kazakhstan to end abuse by police that regularly sees suspects kicked, beaten and asphyxiated from the moment they are stopped by officers

Monday 22 March 2010

Amnesty International is calling on the President of Belarus Alyaksandr Lukashenka to establish an immediate moratorium on the use of the death penalty after it was revealed two men were executed at the end of last week

Monday 22 March 2010

Amnesty International calls on the Malawian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release two men, after a judge today ruled that they will face trial in April on charges of “gross indecency”.

Thursday 18 March 2010

Amnesty International urged Cuban President Raúl Castro to ensure the safety of a group of female relatives of prisoners of conscience ahead of a scheduled demonstration today.

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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.