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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
Wednesday 20 May 2009
Today the Jury of the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders (MEA)
announced as the 2009 Laureate Emad Baghi, a leading Iranian human rights defender b
Monday 18 May 2009
As the war between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) reaches its final hours and the humanitarian crisis unfolds, Amnesty International is calling
Monday 18 May 2009
The Amnesty International Report 2009 launches on Thursday 28 May 2009.
Friday 15 May 2009
Amnesty International today said that if President Barack Obama revives the military commissions to try Guantánamo detainees he would be “short-changing j
Friday 15 May 2009
The Pakistani military and Taleban insurgents should immediately allow tens of thousands of civilians caught in the middle of ferocious fighting to leave, Amnesty Inte
Friday 15 May 2009
Amnesty International today urged the Nicaraguan authorities to act upon the UN Committee against Torture call for Nicaragua to review its complete ban on abortion w

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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.