Press releases

Wednesday 29 April 2009
The Pakistan government must begin to provide assistance to at least 65,000 civilians who have fled fighting between Pakistani Taleban and government forces in Lower D
Monday 27 April 2009

Amnesty International today called on the Senegalese government to ensure the safety of nine men at risk of homophobic attack. The nine men were released from jai

Monday 27 April 2009

Thousands of civilians have abandoned their homes to avoid clashes between Pakistani security forces and the Taleban in the Lower Dir district of Pakistan’s

Friday 24 April 2009
The draft law on international cooperation (Ley de Cooperación Internacional), currently being discussed in the National Assembly, could seriously hamper the
Thursday 23 April 2009
Ten years after NATO forces bombed the Serbian state television and radio no one has been brought to justice for this serious violation of international humanitarian
Thursday 23 April 2009
Nearly 650,000 Pakistanis living in Buner district, some 120 kilometres from Islamabad, are now at the mercy of abusive and repressive Pakistani Taleban groups that ha
Thursday 23 April 2009
Amnesty International welcomes the strong commitment to human rights expressed by Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani in a meeting with the organization in Erbil today.
Thursday 23 April 2009

The Indian authorities should immediately and unconditionally release Dr. Binayak Sen, a human rights defender and pioneer of health care to marginalized communit

Thursday 23 April 2009
The Israeli army should make public the full details of the findings of its probe into some of its attacks during the 22-day Gaza military offensive, Amnesty Internati
Wednesday 22 April 2009
People arriving at Turkey’s borders in search of asylum are putting their lives at risk on a daily basis because of the failure of the Turkish authorities to p

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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.