Amnesty International  Report 2013

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Brazil: Uncovering the past; President Dilma names Truth ...
11 May 2012

Brazil's new Truth Commission must bring to light the full extent of violations committed under the country's military rule.


Brazil: Historic efforts by federal prosecutors to challenge ...
25 April 2012

Brazil has taken important steps to address the horrific crimes committed during the regime of 1964-1985.


Brazil: Amazon communities threatened by loggers
24 April 2012

Rural leaders and farmers in a remote area of Amazonas state, northern Brazil, are facing death threats and attacks from illegal loggers and land-grabbers ...

Urgent Action       AMR 19/007/2012

Brazil: Further information: Eviction order suspended
11 April 2012

The Laranjeira Ñhanderu community can now stay on their ancestral lands, after a court decision suspended an eviction order until the necessary ...

Urgent Action       AMR 19/006/2012

Brazil: Outrageous Supreme Court ruling gives green light to ...
2 April 2012

Man accused of raping three 12-year-old girls acquitted by Brazil's Supreme Court on the basis that they were allegedly “sex-workers”.


Amnesty International | Brazil: Long-standing military crimes ...
15 March 2012

The decision to charge a retired colonel for five enforced disappearances committed under Brazil's military dictatorship is the first serious challenge to ...

Press Release      

Suggested recommendations to States considered in the 13th ...
7 March 2012

In this document Amnesty International makes recommendations to the governments of different states about ratification of international human rights ...

Document       IOR 41/006/2012

Brazil: Community threatened and at risk of eviction
24 February 2012

Forty families from the Rio dos Macacos community in Brazil are being repeatedly threatened by naval officers who are trying to force them off their ...

Urgent Action       AMR 19/005/2012

Brazil: Further information: Community get temporary reprieve
15 February 2012

The Laranjeira Ñhanderu community have been given permission to remain on their ancestral lands while an appeal against their eviction order is ...

Urgent Action       AMR 19/004/2012

Cuban blogger blocked from travelling to film premiere in ...
6 February 2012

Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez has been barred from leaving Cuba 19 times in the last four years.