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Thursday 4 June 2009
Amnesty International today welcomed the agreement reached by European Union member states on practical steps that could facilitate the safe release of Guantána
Thursday 4 June 2009
Ahead of Friday’s UN Security Council briefing by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on his visit to Sri Lanka, Amnesty International urged the Security Council to de
Wednesday 3 June 2009
Chinese authorities have stepped up curbs on dissenting voices and escalated censorship of activists throughout the country, a day before the 20th anniversary of the T
Wednesday 3 June 2009

Amnesty International today condemned the Lithuanian parliament, the Seimas, for voting to proceed with a bill that institutionalizes homophobia and violates the

Tuesday 2 June 2009
Chinese authorities should hold an open and independent inquiry into the 1989 violent military crackdown on peaceful demonstrators in and around Tiananmen Square, Amne
Friday 29 May 2009
The United Nations must immediately publicize its estimate of the number of civilians killed by the two sides in the final weeks of fighting in Sri Lanka, Amnesty Inte
Thursday 28 May 2009
The world is sitting on a social, political and economic time bomb fuelled by an unfolding human rights crisis, said Amnesty International’s Secretary General Ir
Friday 22 May 2009
Amnesty International welcomes the decision by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) to hold a Special Session on Sri Lanka on Tuesday 26 May.

“For t
Wednesday 20 May 2009
On 28 May in Moscow, Amnesty International will present the organization's main conclusions regarding the global trends in the protection of human rights and will il

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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.