Press releases

Thursday 7 October 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Belgrade authorities to stop forced evictions after Roma families, including 17 children and one pregnant woman, were evicted from their homes in the city

Wednesday 6 October 2010

Amnesty International welcomes today’s release of opposition leader and prisoner of conscience Birtukan Mideksa by the Ethiopian government.

Tuesday 5 October 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Guatemalan Congress to abolish the death penalty instead of regulating it as MP’s debate legislation that would allow its use for the first time since 2000.

Tuesday 5 October 2010

Amnesty International is today calling on the government of Fiji to drop Public Emergency Regulations (PER)-related charges against the country’s former prime minister after he was accused of failing to seek permission to hold a public meeting.

Friday 1 October 2010

Governments cannot celebrate the UN World Habitat Day on 4 October while ignoring one billion people living in slums, Amnesty International said today.

Friday 1 October 2010

The publication of the UN mapping report documenting gross human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a significant first step, but concrete action is needed to ensure that those responsible are held to account, Amnesty International said today.

Friday 1 October 2010

Amnesty International has written to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia urging him to commute death sentences imposed on two men convicted of “sorcery”

Thursday 30 September 2010

The Zimbabwean authorities must halt the pending evictions of up to 20,000 people from an informal settlement on the outskirts of Harare for failure to pay prohibitively high lease renewal fees charged by the authorities, Amnesty International said today.

Thursday 30 September 2010

Thailand must cease invoking the Emergency Decree and the Internal Security Act, as they flout international human rights law and standards, Amnesty International said today. 

Tuesday 28 September 2010

European Union (EU) countries should end the forcible return of Roma and other minorities to Kosovo, Amnesty International said in a report published 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.