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Brazil's new Truth Commission must bring to light the full extent of violations committed under the country's military rule.
Brazil has taken important steps to address the horrific crimes committed during the regime of 1964-1985.
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
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
Man accused of raping three 12-year-old girls acquitted by Brazil's Supreme Court on the basis that they were allegedly “sex-workers”.
The decision to charge a retired colonel for five enforced disappearances committed under Brazil's military dictatorship is the first serious challenge to ...
In this document Amnesty International makes recommendations to the governments of different states about ratification of international human rights ...
Document IOR 41/006/2012
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
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 Yoani Sánchez has been barred from leaving Cuba 19 times in the last four years.