Press releases

Tuesday 1 June 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the reported execution by firing-squad of 18 people, many of them foreign nationals, in Libya on Sunday.

Thursday 27 May 2010

A global justice gap is being made worse by power politics despite a landmark year for international justice, said Amnesty International today in its annual assessment of human rights worldwide.

Monday 24 May 2010

An imminent UN Security Council resolution to withdraw peacekeeping troops from eastern Chad will put the safety of thousands of refugees and other vulnerable groups at risk, Amnesty International warned today.

Friday 21 May 2010

Amnesty International is calling for the fair retrial of seven Nigerian nationals, convicted by a court in Equatorial Guinea for their alleged involvement in an attempted coup.

Friday 21 May 2010

Amnesty International is calling on the Mexican authorities to release three community leaders who began a hunger strike in protest at their detention for taking part in a campaign against high electricity prices.

Thursday 20 May 2010

The fourteen year sentence imposed on a Malawian couple convicted of “gross indecency” and “unnatural acts” is an outrage, Amnesty International said today.

Thursday 20 May 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Colombian authorities to investigate the killing of a human rights defender who was campaigning against abuses committed by paramilitaries and the security forces in the north-western region of Sucre.

Wednesday 19 May 2010

Amnesty International is calling on French law-makers to reject a draft law banning the wearing of full face veils in public that was adopted by the government and put before Parliament today. 

Tuesday 18 May 2010

The government of Zimbabwe must take action to protect hundreds of thousands of people left to survive in substandard settlements five years after a program of mass forced evictions, Amnesty International Zimbabwe and a coalition of partners said today.

Tuesday 18 May 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Sudanese authorities to end their crackdown on freedom of expression following the arrest of four employees of an opposition newspaper in a late night raid by security forces.

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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.