Press releases

Tuesday 23 March 2010

Amnesty International today urged authorities in El Salvador to repeal an amnesty law that protects those responsible for thousands of killings and disappearances during the country’s 12-year armed conflict, including the killing of Catholic priest Monsignor Romero on 24 March 1980.

Tuesday 23 March 2010

The Chinese government should remove restrictions on the internet following Google’s decision to stop censoring internet search results in China and direct all traffic from it’s servers there to Hong Kong, Amnesty International said today.

Monday 22 March 2010

Amnesty International has urged the authorities in Kazakhstan to end abuse by police that regularly sees suspects kicked, beaten and asphyxiated from the moment they are stopped by officers

Monday 22 March 2010

Amnesty International is calling on the President of Belarus Alyaksandr Lukashenka to establish an immediate moratorium on the use of the death penalty after it was revealed two men were executed at the end of last week

Monday 22 March 2010

Amnesty International calls on the Malawian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release two men, after a judge today ruled that they will face trial in April on charges of “gross indecency”.

Thursday 18 March 2010

Amnesty International urged Cuban President Raúl Castro to ensure the safety of a group of female relatives of prisoners of conscience ahead of a scheduled demonstration today.

Tuesday 16 March 2010

A Vietnamese human rights activist and Catholic priest who was temporarily allowed to leave detention yesterday should be unconditionally and permanently released, Amnesty International urged today. 

Monday 15 March 2010

Amnesty International called on the Tunisian President to end the daily harassment of former political prisoners as the country celebrates its national independence day on 20 March.

Monday 15 March 2010

Amnesty International today called on the Cuban authorities to revoke laws that restrict freedom of expression, assembly and association and to release all dissidents unfairly detained by the authorities.

Friday 12 March 2010


Amnesty International today called on US President Barack Obama to tackle soaring rates of maternal mortality and pregnancy-related complications that particularly affect minorities and those living in poverty.


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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.