Press releases

Tuesday 11 November 2008
(Abuja) African leaders and the international community must put pressure on the Gambian authorities to stop using their security forces as a tool for repression, Am
Tuesday 11 November 2008
Today’s sentencing of at least 14 dissidents who took part in the 2007 anti-government demonstrations to 65 years’ imprisonment each is a powerful reminder
Tuesday 11 November 2008
Amnesty International is calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Raúl Hernández, Manuel Cruz, Orlando Manzanarez, Natalio Ortega and Romua
Monday 10 November 2008
(Berlin, November 10, 2008) -- Five leading human rights groups today call on European governments to provide humanitarian protection to Guantánamo detainees wh
Saturday 8 November 2008
Today's execution of three people known collectively as the “Bali Bombers” should be last time Indonesian authorities use the death penalty, said Amnesty I
Friday 7 November 2008
Amnesty International will release its report on violence against women in Armenia at a press briefing in Yerevan on 13 November 2008
Friday 7 November 2008
(Santiago) Concluding a one-week visit to Chile, Amnesty International’s Secretary General Irene Khan has today issued an assessment of the human rights situatio
Friday 7 November 2008
(Santiago, Chile) Amnesty International is urging the Peruvian parliament not to approve a bill currently in Congress which would grant amnesty to alleged perpetrators
Thursday 6 November 2008
The deaths of at least 40 humanitarian or human rights workers this year, and the ever growing threat of attack by armed groups and militias, is putting at least three
Thursday 6 November 2008
African and international leaders meeting tomorrow, 7 November, at an international summit in Nairobi, Kenya, need to urgently press the United Nations Security Counci

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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.