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Tuesday 4 August 2009

Iran is caught in a spiralling cycle of repression, Irene Khan, Amnesty International’s Secretary General warned on the eve of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s official inauguration for a second term as Iran’s President, as she called for an immediate end to detentions, torture and unfair trials in response to peaceful protests.

Tuesday 4 August 2009

As the Afghan people prepare to go to the polls in elections on 20 August, Amnesty International today published a Ten-Point Agenda for Human Rights in Afghanistan, targeting the 38 presidential candidates, in a bid to improve the country’s desperate human rights situation.

Tuesday 28 July 2009
Kenya’s government should provide emergency shelter and other humanitarian aid to the 3,000 people forcibly evicted from their homes and who are now exposed to t
Tuesday 28 July 2009
The human rights crisis in Iran is deepening daily and next week’s expected inauguration of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for a second term as president may spark further
Monday 27 July 2009
Amnesty International today announced that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is being awarded its most prestigious honour – the “Ambassador of Conscience” Award f
Monday 27 July 2009
(Mexico City) Nicaragua’s total ban on abortions is endangering the lives of girls and women, denying them life-saving treatment, preventing health professionals
Wednesday 22 July 2009
The Saudi Arabian authorities have launched a sustained assault on human rights under the façade of countering terrorism, Amnesty International said in a new co
Tuesday 21 July 2009
Amnesty International today welcomed initiatives by the Jamaican Government to tackle the country’s public security crisis but warned that success will only be m
Tuesday 21 July 2009
Jamaica has extremely high rates of violent crime. According to police statistics, in 2008 alone there were 1,611 murders in Jamaica – in a population of only 2.
Tuesday 21 July 2009
The conviction of Milan and Sredoje Lukić for war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (Tribunal) brin

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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.