Press releases

Wednesday 17 June 2009
The latest attacks on Roma people in Northern Ireland are part of a trend of growing abuses against the Roma across Europe
Wednesday 17 June 2009
Amnesty International has demanded that reports into cases of human rights abuses, investigated by the Sri Lankan government’s Commission of Inquiry, be made pub
Wednesday 17 June 2009

Documents before the Human Rights Council for adoption today strongly imply that the Council will end the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Sudan, according
Sunday 14 June 2009
The Iranian authorities must start an immediate investigation into the security forces’ violent handling of thousands of demonstrators who took to the streets on
Thursday 11 June 2009

The Sri Lankan government’s failure to deliver justice for serious human rights violations over the past twenty years has trapped the country in a vicious c

Wednesday 10 June 2009
Reports that the government of Palau has offered to temporarily accept up to 17 Guantánamo detainees leave many questions unanswered and even if the offer is ta
Tuesday 9 June 2009
Amnesty International is deeply concerned about the situation in the Peruvian Amazon following the events in the town of Bagua, in the department of Amazonas, on 5 Jun
Tuesday 9 June 2009

The Iranian presidential elections are to be held

Monday 8 June 2009
In a report published to mark the tenth anniversary of the end of the war in Kosovo, Amnesty International highlights the continued failure of the authorities in Serbi
Monday 8 June 2009
Amnesty International calls on the Somalia Transitional Federal Government to open a thorough, prompt and impartial investigation, with the assistance of the internati

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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.