Press releases

Tuesday 30 June 2009
The authorities in Belarus continue to ignore international pressure on them to declare a moratorium on the death penalty. Amnesty International and the Belarusian H
Tuesday 30 June 2009

Cambodian judicial authorities should squash last week’s conviction of newspaper editor Hang Chakra for spreading “disinformation” and order an

Monday 29 June 2009
Amnesty International members across Europe take to the streets in support of independent media in Azerbaijan which is coming under increasing pressure from the auth
Monday 29 June 2009
The Italian Senate must reject a controversial draft law when it comes to the vote on Tuesday, 30 June 2009, as it will affect negatively the vulnerable people in th
Monday 29 June 2009
 Amnesty International is gravely concerned that several opposition leaders detained in the wake of the 12 June elections may be facing torture, possibly to force
Monday 29 June 2009
Amnesty International said that Honduran President Manuel Zelaya must be able to return to Honduras immediately, without conditions and safely.
Monday 29 June 2009
The Tanzanian authorities must ensure that thousands of Burundian refugees who have been living in the Mtabila camp are not sent back to their country under coercion,
Monday 29 June 2009
Amnesty International said on 26 June that the Agrarian Reform and Rural Welfare Commission of the Paraguayan Congress had deliberately put the lives of 90 indigenous families at risk following its majority decision to reject the expropriation of ancestral lands in favour of the Yakye Axa indigenous community.
Friday 26 June 2009
Amnesty International condemns the formal arrest of prominent scholar and activist Liu Xiaobo on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power” on 23 Ju
Friday 26 June 2009
The Iranian authorities must immediately release dozens of journalists arrested since 12 June and who are at risk of torture in detention, Amnesty International said t

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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.