Press releases

Wednesday 25 August 2010

The Yemeni authorities must stop sacrificing human rights in the name of security as they confront threats from al-Qa’ida, Zaidi Shi'a rebels in the north, and address growing demands for secession in the south, Amnesty International said today in a new report.

Tuesday 24 August 2010

Amnesty International today challenged the credibility of data cited by a senior UN official investigating oil-impacted sites in Ogoniland in the Niger Delta.

Tuesday 24 August 2010

Amnesty International today described the Indian government’s decision to reject the bauxite mine project in Orissa’s Niyamgiri Hills as a landmark victory for the human rights of Indigenous communities.

Monday 23 August 2010

Burundian authorities must investigate allegations that state security officials tortured 12 opposition politicians during the country’s recent elections

Monday 23 August 2010

Amnesty International warned today that proposed reforms of China’s application of the death penalty may not result in significantly fewer executions.

Monday 23 August 2010

Amnesty International today condemned the execution of four men in Equatorial Guinea, all convicted of attempting to assassinate the country’s President.

Friday 20 August 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Saudi Arabian authorities not to deliberately paralyse a man in retribution for similar injuries he allegedly caused during a fight.

Thursday 19 August 2010

The Malaysian government should scrap plans to expand a state-sponsored security force of civilian volunteers with a long record of human rights abuses against refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said today.

Wednesday 18 August 2010

Amnesty International calls on the Bahraini authorities to reveal the whereabouts of eight human rights defenders, political activists and Shia clerics arrested in a clampdown by the authorities amid fears that they could be prisoners of conscience.

Tuesday 17 August 2010

The Cuban authorities must act to end the harassment of the mother of a prisoner of conscience who died following a hunger strike to push for the release of other prisoners, Amnesty International said today.

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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.