Press releases

Thursday 23 April 2009

The Indian authorities should immediately and unconditionally release Dr. Binayak Sen, a human rights defender and pioneer of health care to marginalized communit

Thursday 23 April 2009
The Israeli army should make public the full details of the findings of its probe into some of its attacks during the 22-day Gaza military offensive, Amnesty Internati
Wednesday 22 April 2009
People arriving at Turkey’s borders in search of asylum are putting their lives at risk on a daily basis because of the failure of the Turkish authorities to p
Monday 20 April 2009
An Amnesty International expert who has just completed a fact-finding mission to Fiji warns that the human rights situation in the country is getting worse by the day
Monday 20 April 2009
On 29 April 2009, Amnesty International will publish a report assessing the new US administration’s first 100 days in office in relation to detentions conducted
Monday 20 April 2009
Amnesty International calls on the Shangdong authorities to stop the continuing harassment of Yuan Weijing, the wife of imprisoned legal activist Chen Guangcheng, who
Monday 20 April 2009
US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi is a pawn to the ongoing political developments between Iran and the USA and should be considered a prisoner of conscience, Amnesty
Friday 17 April 2009
As Zimbabwe prepares to commemorate its Independence Day tomorrow, Amnesty International warned that continuing human rights abuses by elements within the government r
Friday 17 April 2009
Hundreds of people, including minors, were detained in Moldova following the demonstrations which started in the capital Chişinău on 6 April and led to rioting on 7
Thursday 16 April 2009
Amnesty International today warned that police in the Niger Delta region are increasingly using illegal and violent means to tackle suspected militants and criminals i

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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.