Press releases

Tuesday 9 June 2009
Amnesty International is deeply concerned about the situation in the Peruvian Amazon following the events in the town of Bagua, in the department of Amazonas, on 5 Jun
Tuesday 9 June 2009

The Iranian presidential elections are to be held

Monday 8 June 2009
In a report published to mark the tenth anniversary of the end of the war in Kosovo, Amnesty International highlights the continued failure of the authorities in Serbi
Monday 8 June 2009
Amnesty International calls on the Somalia Transitional Federal Government to open a thorough, prompt and impartial investigation, with the assistance of the internati
Monday 8 June 2009
The North Korean government should immediately release two US journalists, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, who were sentenced to 12 years imprisonment with hard labour, Amnes
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

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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.