Annual Report 2013
The state of the world's human rights

Regional News

from Americas

09 August 2013

Amnesty International’s General Secretary Salil Shetty marks Indigenous Peoples Day with a visit to Brazil.

09 August 2013

Amnesty International’s Secretary General Salil Shetty completes an official visit to Brazil.

07 August 2013

During the Pinochet rule in Chile, José Zalaquett was twice arrested and ultimately forced into exile. Here, he shares his story and thoughts of what the figure of Pinochet means today.

05 August 2013

The Cuban authorities must immediately and unconditionally release five men who have been named prisoners of conscience by Amnesty International.

05 August 2013

Indigenous peoples’ rights and police violence are the focus of a High Level Mission (HLM) by Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Salil Shetty, this week in Brazil.

25 July 2013

The government of Ecuador must do more to protect the human rights of the indigenous people of Sarayaku if it is to fully comply with an international court ruling.

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.

22 July 2013

California prison authorities have again breached international human rights obligations by taking punitive measures against prisoners on hunger strike.

18 July 2013

The decision by the US military judge not to drop the charge accusing Private Bradley Manning of “aiding the enemy” is a travesty of justice.

17 July 2013

Hundreds of pro-Morsi supporters detained by the Egyptian authorities have been denied their legal rights, said Amnesty International in a new briefing published today.

12 July 2013

The U.S. government should immediately drop the most serious charges against Pvt. Bradley Manning, Amnesty International said today after the conclusion of all testimony in the case.

12 July 2013

Amnesty International met with US whistleblower Edward Snowden at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport on Friday

11 July 2013

Chile must provide a pregnant 11 year old girl who was raped by her stepfather with all the psychological and medical support she needs, and make all options available, including access to safe abortion services.

10 July 2013

An elderly man who has been held in solitary confinement in a prison in Louisiana for over 40 years and has now been diagnosed with terminal cancer should be immediately released.

05 July 2013

The hunger strike is due to start on Monday 8 July in protest at authorities' failure to carry out promised reforms.

02 July 2013

The US authorities’ relentless campaign to hunt down and block whistleblower Edward Snowden’s attempts to seek asylum amounts to a gross violation of his human rights.

26 June 2013

52-year-old Kimberly McCarthy, currently held in prison in Texas, is set to become the 500th person to be executed since the reinstatement of capital punishment in the USA in 1976.

24 June 2013

in 2011, 30-year-old mother of four Miriam Isaura López Vargas was tortured and raped by Mexican soldiers who wanted her to "confess" to trafficking drugs through a military checkpoint

24 June 2013

The US authorities must not prosecute anyone for disclosing information about the government’s human rights violations, Amnesty International said after Edward Snowden was charged under the Espionage Act.

14 June 2013

The lack of effective actions by Paraguay’s authorities to carry out a comprehensive investigation into the deaths of 17 people during a raid a year ago is worrying.

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Repressive and discriminatory legislation enacted over the last 18...
Prisoner of conscience and torture victim Ángel Amílcar Colón Quevedo...
The release from prison of one of Viet Nam’s most high profile...
An Amnesty International investigation into allegations of execution-...
Testimonies gathered by Amnesty International indicate that Egyptian...