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Thursday 15 January 2009
All those responsible for Engin Çeber’s death must face justice in fair proceedings, Amnesty International said today as the 60 state officials implicat
Thursday 15 January 2009
By rejecting a ruling by the Inter American Court of Human Rights and calling on the government to reject the American Convention on Human Rights, the Venezuelan Supre
Wednesday 14 January 2009
Amnesty International harshly criticized the African Union’s (AU) lack of action on Zimbabwe, as detained Zimbabwean human rights activist Jestina Mukoko appeare
Wednesday 14 January 2009
Amnesty International called today for the immediate and unconditional release of 11 Papuan protestors facing three years or more in prison merely because they display
Wednesday 14 January 2009
A full arms embargo on all parties involved in the Gaza conflict is urgently needed to prevent further unlawful attacks and other violations of international law, as t
Tuesday 13 January 2009
Thai security forces pursuing a counter-insurgency campaign in the country’s violence-plagued southern provinces systematically engage in torture and other ill-t
Monday 12 January 2009
President Colom’s first year in office has produced some promising commitments to improve human rights for Guatemalans, but for those commitments to have real me
Monday 12 January 2009
Chinese authorities should immediately re-establish access to the organization’s website, Amnesty International said today.
Monday 12 January 2009
Five leading human rights and civil liberties groups delivered a letter to President-elect Barack Obama on January 12, 2009, urging him to suspend the Guantánam
Friday 9 January 2009
On the eve of the seventh anniversary of the first transfers to the US detention centre at Guantánamo Bay, Amnesty International is calling on President-elect B

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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.