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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”.

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Amnesty International | Brazil: Outrageous Supreme Court ...
30 March 2012

The acquittal by Brazil's Supreme Court of a man accused of raping three 12-year-old girls on the basis that they were allegedly “sex-workers” is an ...

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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 ...

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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.

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Brazil: Further information: Indigenous community have days ...
1 February 2012

The Laranjeira Ñanderu indigenous community, including over 80 children and 30 elderly people, is at risk of eviction from an area they claim as ancestral ...

Urgent Action       AMR 19/003/2012

Brazilian Government must defend the rights of Yoani ...
27 January 2012

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL. PUBLIC STATEMENT. 27 January 2012. AI Index: AMR 19/002/2012. Br azilian Government ...

Public Statement       AMR 19/002/2012

Brazil must address needs of thousands left homeless ...
24 January 2012

Brazilian police have forcefully evicted almost 6000 people without warning from a slum outside Sao Paulo.

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