Chilean author Isabel Allende remembers the military coup on 11 September 1973, and how it changed her own life and her country forever.
Authorities in Cuba must immediately and unconditionally release a political activist imprisoned solely because of his political views.
Thousands of torture survivors and relatives of those disappeared during General Augusto Pinochet’s brutal regime are still being denied truth, justice and reparation.
Venezuela must immediately reverse its decision to withdraw from the American Convention on Human Rights and make a commitment to truly protect all individuals.
The refusal by California’s prison authorities to explore options to resolve the hunger strike crisis in the state’s high security units is a dangerous move that could lead to the deaths of inmates in their custody
Enforced disappearances in the Americas are not only an inheritance of the dark past of the authoritarian governments of the 1970s and 80s, but also an appalling ongoing practice.
Hardly a day goes by when Gloria Elgueta doesn’t think about how her brother Martin may have spent his final days in a detention centre run by Pinochet’s political police five blocks away from their home.
After the 1973 coup in Chile, Ambassador Frode Nilsen dined with the military dictatorship’s highest-ranking officers. Behind their backs he smuggled dissidents to Norway. By Marianne Alfsen/Felix Media
A few months after Pinochet took power by force, Amnesty International's Roger Plant went to Chile to document the arbitrary detentions, torture and disappearances and produce a groundbreaking report.
For decades, indigenous peoples in Argentina have been treated like second class citizens but in recent months, their demands have started to gain traction on the local political agenda.
Amnesty International’s General Secretary Salil Shetty marks Indigenous Peoples Day with a visit to Brazil.
Amnesty International’s Secretary General Salil Shetty completes an official visit to Brazil.
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.
The Cuban authorities must immediately and unconditionally release five men who have been named prisoners of conscience by Amnesty International.
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.
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.
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.
California prison authorities have again breached international human rights obligations by taking punitive measures against prisoners on hunger strike.
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.
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.