Press releases

Wednesday 17 November 2010

Amnesty International is calling on Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states to provide greater protection for foreign domestic workers after an Indonesian maid was hospitalised following alleged torture by her employer in Madina

Tuesday 16 November 2010

Singapore dealt a sharp blow to freedom of expression by sentencing 76-year-old British author Alan Shadrake to jail for publishing a book which criticises the Singaporean judiciary, Amnesty International said today. 

Tuesday 16 November 2010

Egyptian authorities must independently investigate, without delay, allegations that a young man was tortured to death at a police station in Alexandria, and guarantee the safety of another young man still in custody there, Amnesty International said today.

Tuesday 16 November 2010

Amnesty International is calling on the UK to make the full truth known about alleged human rights violations against people held overseas during counter-terrorism operations after it was reported a number of men are to receive a financial settlement following legal action

Monday 15 November 2010

Amnesty International today calls on European governments to provide justice for the victims of the CIA’s unlawful rendition and secret detention programmes which led to the enforced disappearance, torture and ill-treatment of a number of people

Saturday 13 November 2010

Amnesty International today welcomes the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, but calls on the government of Myanmar to immediately release all of the prisoners of conscience in the country.

Thursday 11 November 2010

The Moroccan authorities must open an independent investigation into events that led to a number of deaths and injuries at Gadaym Izik, a protest camp near Laayoune, Western Sahara, Amnesty International said today.

Thursday 11 November 2010

Amnesty International today called on the Egyptian authorities to immediately release a blogger who the authorities continue to hold despite his completion of a four year prison sentence.

Wednesday 10 November 2010

The Hungarian government should thoroughly investigate racially motivated violent attacks against Roma and provide the victims with access to justice

Wednesday 10 November 2010

Amnesty International today condemned the two-and-a-half-year sentence given to a Chinese activist who organized a support group for parents of babies made ill by tainted milk.

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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.