Press releases

Monday 9 February 2009
Amnesty International condemned the actions of a suicide bomber, reportedly dressed as
Monday 9 February 2009
As the Zimbabwean political parties finalise the process of setting up a new government, Amnesty International challenges the new regime to demonstrate a commitment to
Friday 6 February 2009
The Russian authorities must accept and implement the recommendations put forward by other states and adopted today by the UN Human Rights Council with a view of imp
Thursday 5 February 2009

The Chinese government’s report to the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) whitewashes serious human rights abuses being committed across the country, acc
Thursday 5 February 2009
The Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) should immediately declare a temporary humanitarian truce and create humanitarian corridors,
Thursday 5 February 2009
Amnesty International today called for a prompt, independent and impartial investigation into allegations that AMISOM, the African Union peace support operation in Som
Wednesday 4 February 2009
10 February 2009 marks the 30 year anniversary of the change in government in Iran that led to the creation of the Islamic Republic. Amnesty International is marking t
Wednesday 4 February 2009
Police in the capital, Chisinau, were said to have taken no action yesterday as several participants in a peaceful demonstration -- including the Chair of Amnesty In
Wednesday 4 February 2009
Amnesty International has denounced the reported use of cluster bombs in a civilian area by the Sri Lankan military as a serious violation of international humanitaria
Wednesday 4 February 2009
Amnesty International calls for the immediate and unconditional release of trade union leaders and all those imprisoned for peacefully exercising their rights to freed

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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.