Press releases

Tuesday 15 June 2010

Amnesty International is calling on all countries neighbouring Kyrgyzstan to open their borders to thousands of people desperately seeking refuge from the violence that has engulfed the southern part of the country in the last five days

Tuesday 15 June 2010

Amnesty International urges other countries to follow Ecuador’s example and ratify a new UN mechanism that will provide access to justice for everyone whose economic, social and cultural rights are violated and who is denied an effective remedy in their own countries.

Monday 14 June 2010

Amnesty International is calling for an immediate, full and independent investigation into the brutal killing of a 28-year-old Egyptian man, Khaled Mohammed Said, while in the hands of Egyptian security forces in the city of Alexandria on Sunday 6 June.

Saturday 12 June 2010

Amnesty International urges the Kyrgyzstani interim government and local authorities to ensure adequate protection for all Kyrgyzstani citizens and in particular those of Uzbek origin who have been targeted during the violence in the southern part of the country

Friday 11 June 2010

The Colombian government must not protect military officers from prosecution for human rights violations, Amnesty International said today.

Thursday 10 June 2010

Amnesty International is calling on the Serbian government and Belgrade authorities to stop the forced eviction of Roma from informal settlements in the Serbian capital

Thursday 10 June 2010

Millions of Pakistanis in the northwest tribal areas live in a human rights free zone where they have no legal protection from the government and are subject to abuses by the Taleban, Amnesty International said in a major report released today.

Wednesday 9 June 2010

One year on from Iran’s disputed June 2009 presidential election, Amnesty International has documented a widening crackdown on dissent that has left journalists, students, political and rights activists as well as clerics languishing in prisons.

Wednesday 9 June 2010

Governments risk failing some of the world’s most impoverished and vulnerable groups unless human rights are put at the centre of efforts to eradicate poverty, Amnesty International warned today.

Wednesday 9 June 2010

Amnesty International has condemned today’s court decision to uphold a five year sentence imposed on a Chinese activist who tried to publicize the number of children who died during the Sichuan earthquake and the corruption that led to their deaths.

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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.