Press releases

Thursday 22 January 2009
Amnesty International today called on the Israeli authorities to disclose the weapons and munitions their forces used during the three week military campaign in Gaza w
Wednesday 21 January 2009
Amnesty International welcomed the new US administration’s moves to suspend military commission proceedings at Guantánamo as a “positive sign”
Tuesday 20 January 2009
Amnesty International today urged Macao's authorities to withdraw a new state security bill that undermines fundamental freedoms.
Monday 19 January 2009
Amnesty International delegates visiting the Gaza Strip found indisputable evidence of widespread use of white phosphorus in densely populated residential areas in Gaz
Monday 19 January 2009
Amnesty International strongly condemns the murder of lawyer and human rights defender Stanislav Markelov. He was shot dead today in the centre of Moscow as he prepa
Friday 16 January 2009
Only two days after the UN Security Council reaffirmed “its commitment to the full and effective implementation of its resolutions on the protection of civilians
Thursday 15 January 2009
The Austrian government should bring to justice those responsible for the killing of a Chechen man who had alleged he had been tortured by the now Chechen president Ra
Thursday 15 January 2009
Amnesty International is calling for an immediate and independent investigation into the Israeli army's shelling this morning of a United Nations compound in Gaza City

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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.