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Tuesday 28 July 2009
The human rights crisis in Iran is deepening daily and next week’s expected inauguration of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for a second term as president may spark further
Monday 27 July 2009
Amnesty International today announced that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is being awarded its most prestigious honour – the “Ambassador of Conscience” Award f
Monday 27 July 2009
(Mexico City) Nicaragua’s total ban on abortions is endangering the lives of girls and women, denying them life-saving treatment, preventing health professionals
Wednesday 22 July 2009
The Saudi Arabian authorities have launched a sustained assault on human rights under the façade of countering terrorism, Amnesty International said in a new co
Tuesday 21 July 2009
Amnesty International today welcomed initiatives by the Jamaican Government to tackle the country’s public security crisis but warned that success will only be m
Tuesday 21 July 2009
Jamaica has extremely high rates of violent crime. According to police statistics, in 2008 alone there were 1,611 murders in Jamaica – in a population of only 2.
Tuesday 21 July 2009
The conviction of Milan and Sredoje Lukić for war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (Tribunal) brin
Tuesday 21 July 2009
The hostilities that have caused the death of thousands of people around Sudan’s oil-rich Abyei must come to an end when the Permanent Court of Arbitration at
Tuesday 21 July 2009

Amnesty International has learned that at least 180 people face being flogged in the Maldives as a punishment for extra marital sex.

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Friday 17 July 2009

The forced eviction of 60 low-income families in central Phnom Penh on Thursday and Friday has been strongly condemned by Amnesty International.

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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.