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Wednesday 5 November 2008

Amnesty International’s Secretary General Irene Khan will meet Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on Thursday 6 November.

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Tuesday 4 November 2008
Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan today led a visit to Temuco to visit Mapuche communities and organizations working to protect the rights of Indi
Monday 3 November 2008
Amnesty International’s Secretary General Irene Khan will lead a visit to Chile between 3 and 8 November 2008, ten years on from the arrest of Augusto Pinochet
Friday 31 October 2008
(Johannesburg) Amnesty International today released a report and new video footage that graphically demonstrates the ongoing suffering of the Zimbabwean people, as the
Friday 31 October 2008
Contrary to earlier news reports, the girl stoned to death in Somalia this week was 13, not 23, Amnesty International can reveal.
Friday 31 October 2008
Today 147 states at the United Nations voted overwhelmingly to move forward with work on an Arms Trade Treaty. The Control Arms campaign, which represents millions of
Friday 31 October 2008
A year after General Pervez Musharraf unlawfully declared a state of emergency in Pakistan, the country is still suffering from the abusive policies he put in place on
Thursday 30 October 2008
Tens of thousands of domestic workers in Jordan live in appalling conditions with many forced to work up to 19 hours per day and denied their salary. Amnesty Internati
Thursday 30 October 2008
The situation in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is at risk of turning into a humanitarian catastrophe, unless further reinforcements are given to the UN peac
Wednesday 29 October 2008
Reported plans by the governor of the southern Turkish province of Adana to cut health care from demonstrators and their families violate international standards

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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.