Press releases

Friday 14 May 2010

Amnesty International today urged the Saudi Arabian authorities to intervene to halt the possibly imminent execution of a Sudanese man who was sentenced to death for “sorcery”.

Wednesday 12 May 2010

Amnesty International today urged the Israeli government not to imprison nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu, who is facing a return to jail within days.

Tuesday 11 May 2010

Amnesty International today condemned the executions in Iran of four Kurdish political activists and another Iranian man, all convicted of “moharebeh” (enmity against God)”.

Monday 10 May 2010

The Zimbabwe authorities must stop harassing political opponents and government critics, Amnesty International said today, following the acquittal of a critic of President Robert Mugabe accused of plotting to overthrow him.

Friday 7 May 2010

Amnesty International is urging the Iranian authorities to reveal how many Afghan nationals it is holding on death row amid reports 45 Afghans may have been executed in Iran in recent weeks.

Thursday 6 May 2010

Candidates in the Philippines presidential election should outline their plans to combat political violence which has resulted in the killing of at least five candidates and sixteen campaign organizers this year, Amnesty International said today.

Wednesday 5 May 2010

Amnesty International condemns the suspension by a Lithuanian court of the 2010 Baltic Pride march, which was set to take place in the capital Vilnius on 8 May

Tuesday 4 May 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Lithuanian President, Dalia Grybauskaite, to ensure that the 2010 Baltic Pride march goes ahead on 8 May despite a new attempt to have it banned

Friday 30 April 2010

Amnesty International condemns the Brazilian Supreme Court's blocking of a reinterpretation of a 1979 Amnesty Law that protects members of the former military government from being put on trial for extrajudicial killings, torture and rape.

Friday 30 April 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the execution of four prisoners by the Taiwanese authorities, the first since December 2005.

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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.