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Tuesday 18 November 2014

Armed men who attacked worshippers at a synagogue in West Jerusalem killing four Israelis and injuring eight this morning have displayed an utter contempt for fundamental principles of humanity, said Amnesty International.  

Tuesday 18 November 2014

The arrest, detention and torture of eight people since the beginning of the month as part of a crackdown on “homosexuality” by the Gambian authorities reveals the shocking scale of state-sponsored homophobia, Amnesty International said. 

Tuesday 18 November 2014

A key UN vote has sent a clear message to the North Korean government that those responsible for crimes against humanity must face justice.

Monday 17 November 2014

Amnesty International will deliver a petition signed by 198,128 members and activists to Tunisian authorities on 18 November, demanding the protection of women and girl survivors of sexual violence. 

Monday 17 November 2014

The Chinese authorities appear to have intensified the crackdown against mainland activists for peacefully supporting the Hong Kong protests, Amnesty International said, following reports one faces the charge of “inciting subversion”.

Monday 17 November 2014

The UN General Assembly should adopt resolution seeking justice for crimes against humanity in North Korea. 

Saturday 15 November 2014

Leaders of the G20 states gathering this week-end in Australia must act immediately to ensure all the personnel, equipment and funding required to halt the Ebola outbreak are made available without any discrimination, a number of leading  international non-governmental organisations said today. 

Friday 14 November 2014

The High Court judgment overturning Botswana’s Department of Labour and Home Affairs’ refusal to register an organisation representing the rights of LGBTI people is a triumph for justice and a victory over state homophobia, said Amnesty International today. 

Friday 14 November 2014

The Egyptian authorities must immediately release and refrain from deporting at least 66 refugees from Syria and Gaza, including a number of children, who are unlawfully detained in the country, said Amnesty International. 

Friday 14 November 2014

India’s government has today agreed to use medical and scientific data to accordingly increase a multi-million dollar compensation claim against Union Carbide over the 1984 gas leak from the company's pesticide plant that poisoned more than half a million people. 

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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.