Press releases

Friday 12 August 2011

A Chinese activist detained for organizing a demonstration in support of bloggers must be released, Amnesty International said as her trial took place today in Beijing.

Friday 12 August 2011

Five Roma families have been left homeless in Belgrade after they were forcibly evicted fom privately owned buildings they had been occupying, the latest in a string of such evictions

Friday 12 August 2011

An Azerbaijani human rights activist who spoke out against illegal house demolitions has had her office razed to the ground in what Amnesty International has labelled a "retaliatory attack" by the authorities

Friday 12 August 2011

Amnesty International today said that Paraguay’s response to the questions raised by members of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was disappointing.

Thursday 11 August 2011

The Belarusian authorities must release a prominent human rights activist, whose pre-trial detention on charges of "serious tax evasion" is believed to be politically motivated

Wednesday 10 August 2011

The Vietnamese authorities must immediately release a French-Vietnamese blogger who has been sentenced to three years in prison on national security charges, Amnesty International said today.

Wednesday 10 August 2011

The Government of Maharashtra must ensure a thorough and fair inquiry into deaths during a protest by farmers, Amnesty International said today, after at least three people were killed when police fired on the demonstration on a highway in western India.

Tuesday 9 August 2011

Crimes under international law, including rape and murder, continue to be committed by the Congolese army and armed groups in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo following decades of similar crimes across the country, Amnesty International said today.

Tuesday 9 August 2011

World leaders must take immediate concrete action to respond to the crisis in Syria, Amnesty International said today, amid reports that the death toll since mass protests began in March had risen to more than 1,600 people.

Friday 5 August 2011

The Georgian government must put a stop to forced evictions of internally displaced people and provide them with adequate housing

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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.