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Brazil on fast-track course to repeat violent World Cup failures during Olympics

Brazil is on a fast-track course to repeat the deadly mistakes it has been making around policing for decades, made…

June 1, 2016

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Violence Has No Place in these Games! Risk of Human Rights Violations at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Brazil is on a fast-track course to repeat the deadly mistakes it has been making around policing for decades, made…

June 1, 2016

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Political crisis in Brazil jeopardizes human rights agenda

Public statement by Amnesty International

May 17, 2016

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Surge in killings by police sparks fear in favelas 100 days ahead of Rio Olympics

Residents in many of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas are living in terror after at least 11 people have been killed…

April 26, 2016

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The Eldorado dos Carajás massacre: 20 years of impunity and violence in Brazil

Twenty years on from a brutal massacre of landless farm workers by Brazil’s military police, impunity persists for crimes committed…

April 15, 2016

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Amnesty International’s Annual State of the World Report Slams Governments, Including the U.S., for Global Assault on Freedoms

On the launch of its 2015 State of the World report, Amnesty International USA urged President Obama to use his…

February 22, 2016

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Your rights in jeopardy, global assault on freedoms, warns Amnesty International

International protection of human rights is in danger of unravelling as short-term national self-interest and draconian security crackdowns have led…

February 18, 2016

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Amnesty International State of the World 2015-2016

International protection of human rights is in danger of unravelling as short-term national self-interest and draconian security crackdowns have led…

February 18, 2016

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Brazil: Police repression mars peaceful protest in São Paulo

Military police in São Paulo violently repressed peaceful protests in the city yet again last night in what Amnesty International…

January 24, 2016

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Police repression mars peaceful protest in São Paulo, Brazil

Military police in São Paulo violently repressed peaceful protests in the city yet again last night in what Amnesty International…

January 23, 2016

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Brazil: Fresh hope for justice for 10-year-old boy shot dead in military police operation

The decision by Rio de Janeiro State Public Prosecutor’s Office to prosecute the killing of a 10-year-old boy in a…

November 19, 2015

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Brazilian cluster munitions suspected in Saudi Arabia led coalition attack in Yemen

Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces appear to have used a Brazilian variant of internationally banned cluster munitions on a residential neighborhood…

October 30, 2015