Press releases

Thursday 1 April 2010

Amnesty International urged the Venezuelan authorities to stop targeting government critics following a series of politically motivated arrests.

Wednesday 31 March 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Hamas de facto administration in Gaza not to carry out several pending death sentences, after high-ranking officials signalled their intention to execute those convicted of "collaboration" with Israel and "murder".

Wednesday 31 March 2010

Amnesty International today urged Saad Hariri, the Lebanese prime minister, to intervene to help halt the possible imminent execution of a Lebanese national in Saudi Arabia, after the organisation received reports that an execution is scheduled for tomorrow.

Tuesday 30 March 2010

Amnesty International today challenged the Chinese authorities to reveal how many people they execute and sentence to death, as the organization published its world overview of the death penalty for 2009.

Tuesday 30 March 2010

Amnesty International today called on Zimbabwe’s Government to end repression of public debate on past and ongoing human rights violations, following the detention of a well known artist for work depicting atrocities committed in the 1980’s.

Tuesday 30 March 2010

Amnesty International is calling on the Indian authorities to take more concrete steps to end the death penalty and join the growing number of countries around the world to abolish this practice in law.

Monday 29 March 2010

Amnesty International unreservedly condemns today’s bomb attacks on Moscow’s subway system which killed at least 37 people and left dozens injured.

Monday 29 March 2010

Amnesty International today welcomed the release of a member of the Colombian security forces held captive for almost a year by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Monday 29 March 2010

Amnesty International today challenged the Chinese authorities to reveal how many people they execute and sentence to death, as the organization published its world overview of the death penalty for 2009.

Thursday 25 March 2010

Amnesty International urges the Albanian authorities to take further measures to protect women from domestic violence by fully implementing a 2007 law

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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.