Press releases

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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Friday 17 July 2009

Amnesty International fears the wave of arrests of civil society activists in Iran is intensifying after lawyer and human rights activist, Shadi Sadr, was violent

Thursday 16 July 2009
Amnesty International today denounced yet another dramatic increase in the number of Colombians forced to leave their homes because of the armed conflict and urged t
Wednesday 15 July 2009

Amnesty International condemns the decision by the Justice Bureau of Beijing Municipality to revoke the professional license of human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong

Wednesday 15 July 2009
Amnesty International strongly condemns today’s murder of Natalia Estemirova, a leading human rights activist working in the North Caucasus region and a long-s
Tuesday 14 July 2009
The Papua New Guinea government should abolish the death penalty instead of putting it back into effect, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said in a joint l

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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.