Press releases

Sunday 20 June 2010

One year after the killing of Neda Agha Soltan, the failure of Iranian authorities to bring her killer to justice is a damning example of the culture of impunity that has widened since the 2009 election protests, says Amnesty International.

Friday 18 June 2010

Amnesty International has accused the Israeli authorities of subjecting jailed nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment by holding him in solitary confinement.

Thursday 17 June 2010

Amnesty International is calling on the Turkish authorities to end the flawed prosecutions of children as young as 12 under draconian anti-terrorism legislation

Thursday 17 June 2010

Amnesty International today urged Israel to completely lift without delay its blockade on Gaza, which imposes a collective punishment on 1.4 million Palestinians in clear violation of international law.

Thursday 17 June 2010

Amnesty International is calling for an impartial international investigation into the violent events of the past week in southern Kyrgyzstan that left hundreds of people dead and thousands wounded and homeless

Wednesday 16 June 2010

The Malaysian government should give refugees in the country the right to work, Amnesty International said today as it revealed a litany of abuses suffered by refugees in Malaysia, the vast majority of whom are from Myanmar.

Wednesday 16 June 2010

Amnesty International is calling on the Israeli authorities to end house demolitions which leave thousands of Palestinians living in daily fear of eviction from their homes.

Wednesday 16 June 2010

A law passed by the Tunisian parliament this week is designed to silence government critics and human rights activists, Amnesty International has warned.

Tuesday 15 June 2010

Allowing states to protect their leaders from prosecution for the crime of aggression risks undermining the credibility of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Amnesty International said today, following the Review Conference in Kampala.

Tuesday 15 June 2010

Amnesty International today criticised Israel’s proposed investigation into its military action against a Gaza aid flotilla on May 31 as lacking in transparency and unlikely to  ensure accountability over the nine deaths of activists during the operation.

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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.