Press releases

Monday 29 June 2009
 Amnesty International is gravely concerned that several opposition leaders detained in the wake of the 12 June elections may be facing torture, possibly to force
Monday 29 June 2009
Amnesty International said that Honduran President Manuel Zelaya must be able to return to Honduras immediately, without conditions and safely.
Monday 29 June 2009
The Tanzanian authorities must ensure that thousands of Burundian refugees who have been living in the Mtabila camp are not sent back to their country under coercion,
Monday 29 June 2009
Amnesty International said on 26 June that the Agrarian Reform and Rural Welfare Commission of the Paraguayan Congress had deliberately put the lives of 90 indigenous families at risk following its majority decision to reject the expropriation of ancestral lands in favour of the Yakye Axa indigenous community.
Friday 26 June 2009
Amnesty International condemns the formal arrest of prominent scholar and activist Liu Xiaobo on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power” on 23 Ju
Friday 26 June 2009
The Iranian authorities must immediately release dozens of journalists arrested since 12 June and who are at risk of torture in detention, Amnesty International said t
Thursday 25 June 2009
Amnesty International condemns the cross amputations carried out on four young men today by al-Shabab armed militia in northern Mogadishu.
Thursday 25 June 2009
The Thai authorities should immediately allow a public trial for Darunee Charnchoengsilpakul, who is charged with violating Thailand’s lese majeste law for alleg
Thursday 25 June 2009
Amnesty International said on 26 June that the Agrarian Reform and Rural Welfare Commission of the Paraguayan Congress had deliberately put the lives of 90 indigenou
Wednesday 24 June 2009
Abuse carried out by Indonesian police against criminal suspects and poor and marginalized communities such as repeat offenders, drug users, and sex workers, is widesp

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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.