Press releases

Wednesday 14 April 2010

The disappearance of six men from police custody in Port Harcourt one year ago must be independently and impartially investigated by the Federal Minister of Justice and their whereabouts revealed to their families, Amnesty International said today.

Monday 12 April 2010

European countries must reject once and for all the dangerous practice of relying on “no torture” promises from governments with proven records of torture

Monday 12 April 2010

The Fijian government will be able to imprison journalists for up to five years, obliterating media freedom, if its Cabinet adopts a repressive draft Media Decree tomorrow, says Amnesty International.

Saturday 10 April 2010

(City): Today (10th April 2010) activists from 18 countries will join a coordinated, global day of action, calling on Sudanese parties to ensure that the upcoming elections do not become a flashpoint for increased violence and human rights abuses. In recent days, many opposition parties have withdrawn from critical parts of the elections citing concerns that the election will not be free and fair and reports of widespread restrictions on basic freedoms. Campaigners fear that although the eyes of the world will turn to Sudan during the elections there will be inadequate focus on the human rights situation on the ground.

Friday 9 April 2010

Amnesty International today called on the Nigerian authorities to launch immediate investigations into the assault and detention of three human rights activists by police in the city of Port Harcourt.

Friday 9 April 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the Australian Government’s suspension of the processing of new asylum claims by Afghan and Sri Lankan nationals, which is fundamentally inconsistent with Australia’s international obligations under the 1951 UN Refugee Convention.

Thursday 8 April 2010

A Year After Stabbing Death of Ernest Manirumva, Anti-Corruption Advocate, Truth Elusive

(Bujumbura, April 8, 2010) – The president of Burundi should act to ensure justice in the killing of an anti-corruption activist, Amnesty International, East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project, and Human Rights Watch said today. President Pierre Nkurunziza should ask the prosecutor general to accelerate investigations and prosecutions in the case and ensure witness protection, the groups said. The activist, Ernest Manirumva, was stabbed to death a year ago, on April 9, 2009.

Wednesday 7 April 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Ugandan authorities to provide support for women seeking justice for sexual and domestic violence in a new report released today highlighting the barriers faced by the victims.

Wednesday 7 April 2010

Amnesty International is calling on the European Union (EU) and its member states to take concrete action to break the cycle of discrimination, poverty and exclusion experienced by Romani communities in Europe

Wednesday 7 April 2010

Myanmar’s appalling human rights record is a serious breach of the ASEAN charter and should be at the top of the agenda for Southeast Asian states attending the organisation’s summit in Ha Noi on 8 April, Amnesty International said today.

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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.