Press releases

Wednesday 7 April 2010

Amnesty International is calling on the authorities in Kyrgyzstan not to use excessive force  in their attempts to end protests in the capital Bishkek and other cities that have reportedly left 17 people dead and many more injured

Wednesday 7 April 2010

Amnesty International has called for an independent, thorough and impartial investigation into the 12 July 2007 helicopter attacks portrayed in a leaked classified US military video in which up to a dozen people, including a journalist and his driver, were killed.

Tuesday 6 April 2010

The scale of the devastation caused by Yemeni and Saudi Arabian aerial bombardments of the northern Yemeni region of Sa’dah has been revealed in hundreds of images obtained by Amnesty International.

Tuesday 6 April 2010

Amnesty International today condemned arrests, detentions and violence meted out against peaceful protesters in Egypt, after more than 90 people were detained in Cairo for taking part in demonstrations calling for political reform.

Thursday 1 April 2010

Amnesty International urged the Venezuelan authorities to stop targeting government critics following a series of politically motivated arrests.

Wednesday 31 March 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Hamas de facto administration in Gaza not to carry out several pending death sentences, after high-ranking officials signalled their intention to execute those convicted of "collaboration" with Israel and "murder".

Wednesday 31 March 2010

Amnesty International today urged Saad Hariri, the Lebanese prime minister, to intervene to help halt the possible imminent execution of a Lebanese national in Saudi Arabia, after the organisation received reports that an execution is scheduled for tomorrow.

Tuesday 30 March 2010

Amnesty International today challenged the Chinese authorities to reveal how many people they execute and sentence to death, as the organization published its world overview of the death penalty for 2009.

Tuesday 30 March 2010

Amnesty International today called on Zimbabwe’s Government to end repression of public debate on past and ongoing human rights violations, following the detention of a well known artist for work depicting atrocities committed in the 1980’s.

Tuesday 30 March 2010

Amnesty International is calling on the Indian authorities to take more concrete steps to end the death penalty and join the growing number of countries around the world to abolish this practice in law.

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Feature Article

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.