Press releases

Tuesday 7 October 2014

An amnesty of thousands of prisoners in Myanmar is essentially an empty political gesture as scores of peaceful activists are believed to remain behind bars, Amnesty International said.

Tuesday 7 October 2014

Thailand must ensure an independent and thorough investigation into mounting allegations of torture and other ill-treatment by police and respect fair trial rights during their probe into the murder of two British tourists on the island of Koh Tao, Amnesty International said today.

Tuesday 7 October 2014

Alejandra Ancheita has been selected by the International Human Rights Community as the 2014 Martin Ennals Award Laureate. 

Monday 6 October 2014

New legislation which would overturn an amnesty law that has been shielding perpetrators of human rights violations committed during Pinochet’s brutal regime is a monumental step forward against impunity, said Amnesty International today. 

Monday 6 October 2014

Federal authorities must launch a full and thorough investigations into the disappearances for 43 missing students in Iguala, Mexico as doubts persist that the bodies found in a mass grave belong to the missing students, said Amnesty International today.

Friday 3 October 2014

Hong Kong’s police failed in their duty to protect hundreds of peaceful pro-democracy protesters from attacks by counter demonstrators on Friday evening, Amnesty International said. 

Thursday 2 October 2014

The Bahraini authorities must immediately release a prominent human rights activist who has been detained for posting tweets deemed insulting to the country’s Ministry of Interior, Amnesty International said today. 

Thursday 2 October 2014

Amnesty International is launching a Week of Action, from 6 to 12 October 2014, to show solidarity with independent voices in Russia who speak out against the pernicious creep of repression in the country

Thursday 2 October 2014

The Zimbabwean authorities have bulldozed the homes of hundreds of the country’s poorest residents in a series of forced evictions in what amounts to a clear breach of its own Constitution, as well as its international and regional human rights obligations, said Amnesty International today.

 

Wednesday 1 October 2014

The Chinese authorities must immediately release all those detained for peacefully showing support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

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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.