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Press Release
July 27, 2016

Forty body bags, representing the number of people killed by the police in May 2016 in Rio de Janeiro were displayed in front of the Local Organizing Committee for the Rio 2016 Olympics by Amnesty...

Press Release
July 5, 2016

Amnesty International is launching a new app to document the use of firearms in Rio de Janeiro before the 2016 Olympic Games.

Press Release
July 1, 2016

A shocking increase of 135 percent in the number of people killed by police officers in the city of Rio de Janeiro in the run up to the Olympics lays bare the security services’ chilling disregard...

Press Release
June 17, 2016

A new decree by the governor of Rio de Janeiro authorizing spending cuts ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games must not be used as an excuse to cut short basic services and training for security forces t...

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