Press releases

Friday 19 November 2010

Amnesty International today called on the Saudi Arabian authorities to protect domestic workers from abuse, following the reported discovery of the mutilated body of an Indonesian woman found in a skip in the town of Abha.

Thursday 18 November 2010

Amnesty International is urging NATO leaders to protect human rights and ensure security for the people of Afghanistan as they prepare for the 2010 NATO Lisbon Summit.

Thursday 18 November 2010

Amnesty International today expressed concern at the arrest of a heavily pregnant human rights defender in the north-eastern city of Bucaramanga on 16 November, on charges of having links with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Thursday 18 November 2010

The USA must ensure all remaining Guantánamo detainees are brought to trial in federal court – not in military commissions – or are immediately released, Amnesty International said today following the conviction of Ahmed Ghailani in a New York court.

Thursday 18 November 2010

Amnesty International is calling on the Guinean authorities to stop a series of extrajudicial executions, arbitrary arrests and torture as part of a post-election crackdown that has seen several deaths and more than 50 people arbitrarily detained

Wednesday 17 November 2010

Amnesty International today urged the Chinese authorities to release a woman sentenced to a year in a labour camp for retweeting a supposedly anti-Japanese message

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

How you can help

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE

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.