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Saturday 20 June 2009
Governments in Europe are putting lives at risk by denying refugees protection. On World Refugee Day, the doors to Europe are closing as the rights of those seeking
Friday 19 June 2009
This morning’s speech by Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, indicates the authorities’ readiness to launch violent crackdowns if people conti
Thursday 18 June 2009
(Harare) The human rights situation in Zimbabwe is precarious, and the socio-economic conditions are desperate for the vast majority of Zimbabweans, said Irene Khan, A
Thursday 18 June 2009
Amnesty International has condemned the Phnom Penh authorities for evicting 20 families living with HIV/AIDS from their homes in Borei Keila this morning.  They h
Thursday 18 June 2009
By ratifying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Chile is making a major step forward as far as the future is concerned but not settling its debt wit
Thursday 18 June 2009
By ratifying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Chile is making a major step forward as far as the future is concerned but not settling its debt wit
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

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Feature Article

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.